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Monday, March 26, 2012

Half A$$ Half Moon

Ok so it wasn't really half a$$ed, I did try to make it look good, and I got a couple of complements on them, but I think I bit off a bit more than I could chew with this one, which sounds silly since half moon mani's don't seem all that difficult.  I did say seem, there are several things that I did wrong to make things not look as good, but, I post the bad as well as the good so I can track my improvement. It's all a learning experience right?
Painting my nails with Wet n' Wild white first, I used page reinforcements as my guides for masking out the half moon shape.  It doesn't seem that it should be that difficult, but as you can plainly see, even when I thought I had things lined up and even...I didn't.  It could have been worse, but it was just off enough to make it look wonky to me.
Once I had my half moons masked out, I took Nicole by OPI in OMB! and applied about three coats for it to completely cover the white.  If I'd stopped there I may have been ok, but I wanted to bit more depth to the color so I grabbed Kleancolor Chunky Holo Scarlet and topped the red with just a single layer of it.  This made things significantly more goopy than I think could work, so even after waiting for the polish to set, I got jagged edges.  To top things off, the existing polish and Seche didn't work well together and applying my top coat to try and smooth things out dragged pink into my white. 
So I need to work on this technique a bit.  I think next time I'll work on the masking placement and go for fewer layers because I think that's what caused quite most of my issues. 

So do you have a simple look that has defeated you, care to share? We can commiserate together. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, I really appreciate it.  Until next time, take care!

8 comments:

  1. Holo scarlet is wonderfull !! I love your blog !
    I following you now,i wish follow me back..
    Kisses from TURKEYY ;)

    www.nzlsyn.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is lovely, thanks for following.

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  2. Lovely mani! The red glittery polish looks very beautiful!

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  3. Oh your nails look so long and lovely! I really like the half moon manicure and if my nails grow out a tad more I think I'll try it!

    I did a few successful attempts at water marbling and since then can't seem to make it work for me. I guess that's not a simple look, but it's so frustrating!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I've only tried water marbling twice, I have a hard time using all of that polish for a look that more than likely won't work for me. Call me cheap, but oh well.

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  4. I don't think it looks as bad as you think...but I know the feeling! I used craft scissors with a nice curve and scotch tape...it IS hard to get the little buggers even!

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    1. Soooo hard! :) we'll see if I do better next time.

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