2/28/2013

ABC Nail Challenge: H is for Half Moon

This week we are on the letter H for the ABC Nail Challenge and I was hoping to use a nail polish that's name began with a H but I only had a few and they weren't my favs. This was kinda a rushed mani and that's why I didn't get the post up last night  :(  Anyway, I chose to do a half moon manicure even though this isn't a look I love. I only tried it once last year because it was required in the other nail challenge I participated in. I remember not liking the outcome at all and it being hard to get all the moon shapes equal in size. I wouldn't say these came out great but I guess there not too horrible.

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Radiant by Revlon

The colors I used for this look were: Snow me white by Sinful Colors for the moon and Fashionista by Revlon for the top color. Fashionista is a dark saturated teal cream shade and the consistency is almost perfect making it very easy to apply. This color always looks better in person than it does in the pictures; it doesn't look as patchy. I added a coat of Radiant by Revlon to my accent nail. Radiant has a blue clear tinted base with blue glitter and larger green and silver hexagon shaped glitter. It's perfect for layering over Fashionista since the colors are so similar. Then of course used Seche Vite for my top coat.

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Fashionista by Revlon-Sorry for the blurry pic :(

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Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I used those hole reinforcement stickers for the first few nails but those things don't like to stick too well to your nail so then I used french manicure guides for the rest of the nails. That's why some of them have a neater line than others. If I wasn't in a rush I probably would have started over again.

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Now I'm off to see what the rest of the ladies came up with this week. Make sure to check them out too, they always come up with great looks :)



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18 comments:

  1. I think this is cute Kelly! I don't think I've ever done a half moon mani, I've seen a few that really inspire me to try it though!!

    xo
    aly

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    1. Thanks Aly!! Whenever I see them on other people they look so much better lol

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  2. I always have a hard time with half moons, too. Everyone always uses those hole reinforcers and mine never stick! You did a good job here, I love Radiant over Fashionista, it's a great combo!

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    1. I have the same exact problem!! I used the hole reinforcers for the first few nails but they dont stick well, so I tried those french manicure guides and they worked better. Thanks!!
      xoxo

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  3. Very pretty colors and glitters!! And you win for being the only one that came up with half moons, lol!!

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    1. Thanks!! I like the colors too! I just wish the look came out better :)
      xoxo

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  4. I like how it turned out! ^^ It's a funky half moon. The colors rock together!

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    1. Thanks!! I was trying to go for a non traditional color combo :)

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  5. Half moon!! Why didn't I honk of that!! Great color combo!!

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    1. lol! I wanted to do something different, this was my last option. Thanks!!

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  6. ooh, I really like fashionista. It is such a pretty color.

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  7. Those 2 Revlons are divine, great job! :)

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  8. Cute mani :) I have never dared to try half moon manis myself. I know I'd mess it up LOL

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  9. Nice job, well done! And Radiant is sooo beautiful!

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  10. Uniquely your own! Good job!

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    1. Thanks!!! Radiant is really pretty! I think I've only used it twice, I always forget about it

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  11. Oooh I like the combo! Radiant is amazing.

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