You might remember last Summer, I did some Wonder Woman inspired nails. Let’s. just call this take two. 🌟
The polishes I used for this mani were:
- OPI My Chihuahua Bites!
- Sinful Colours Endless Blue
- QUO by ORLY Gold striping polish
- QUO by ORLY Black striping polish.
- Seche Vite.
I created my chevron moons freehand. I really need to create a tutorial to show you guys how I do it! It’s so simple and so much easier than taping everything off! (For me at least). Would you guys want a tutorial? Just let me know in the comments below! 💙❤️
So what do you think of this mani? I’ve coveted My Chihuahua Bites! for so long and I’m so happy it’s finally mine! Thank you Winners and your fantastic polish section. And also this blue…. This blue. 😍😍😍 such a pretty blue! Now all I need is a star tiara and some bullet proof bracelets and I’ll be all set!
Happy Friday Lovelies! 😘
You’ll remember the other day I included a swatch of ORLY Mirrorball in my last post and I promised something good to come. How about a double holo half moon manicure! As I said, I’m all about that holo life right now. Just makes the sunny Summer-like days even better. I decided to up to sparkle on my nails overtop ORLY Mirrorball. After wearing Mirrorball on its own for about a day, I applied paper reinforcements to the bottom of each nail, pressed them down real good, and then applied two coats of Nubar Prize which is such a pretty holographic reddish pink! Remove the hole reinforcements quickly, apply your top coat of choice and BAM! Pretty and super sparkly half moons.
Just check out this blurry sun shot to really get a sense of the sparkle. It’s almost blinding and I love everything about it! 😍
The other night I visited my local Lawtons who have a large selection of their Nicole by OPI polishes on sale for $4.99–so naturally I needed to add a few to my stash.
For the mani I used:
- Nicole by OPI I’ll have the Salmon (peach)
- Nicole by OPI I lilac Gumdrops (purple)
- Nicole by OPI Make a Comet-ment (extra glitter)
- Essence French Manicure top guides.
- Seche Vite Quick Dry top coat.
I’m loving combining glitter and crepes in half moons/colour blocks lately. Plus you know how I feel about glitter. 💖💖💖
I’ve written before how much I love a good half moon mani—they’re easy and can change up a manicure quick. Also I love coming up with fun and different colour combinations! I really wanted to do a half moon where the moon was darker so I decided to give it a try.
For this mani the polishes I used were:
- ACO by Ardene Sweet Tarts (pink textured polish)
- Essie Garden Variety (blue-ish half moon.)
- Sally Hansen Nail Art pen in Navy.
- Seche Vite quick dry top coat.
- Essence French Manicure tip guides.
It was super easy to create this look. Paint your nails with your base colour, and apply quick dry top coat to speed up the process. When that is dry, you just put the guides a little above where you want your moon to go, and fill in the space with your darker colour and remove! Then I just took my Sally Hansen nail art pen and drew a small line between the two colours. And bam! You are done.
What do you think of this mani? The Mr. says it reminds him of Easter. 🐰 I just love the Spring colours and how bright they are!
I have a serious obsession right now with chevron moons. They’ve replaced regular half moon manicures as my favorite I-don’t-know-what-to-paint-on-my-nails designs. I have given up on trying to do the perfect tape manicure, but I have to say I’m really happy with how my freehand lines are coming along. Definitely a HUGE improvement from when I first started. Plus with my new Essence Nail Art tattoo pen, it’s so much easier to draw on thin lines as opposed to using my stripers! Plus I find the polish doesn’t gunk up the same way that my stripers do.
The polishes I used for this manicure were:
- Orly Decades of Dysfunction — off white base colour.
- OPI My Dog Sled is a Hybrid — chevron moon.
- Essence Nail Art Tattoo Pen
- Seche Vite Rapid Dry Top Coat.
Seriously, I’m in love with this nail art pen. I bought a couple Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens years ago, but never really got into using them. However, I’m absolutely in love with this Essence Pen so I think I’m going to have to bring them back out and give them another try now that I know what technique to use to get nice lines. And it makes creating freehand lines such a breeze! Since most of the designs I create are freehand, that is a big help to me!
So what do you think of my chevron moons? Like I said, I’m so in love with chevron moons right now–more so than any other kind. It’s a great, easy way to add something else to an otherwise plain manicure–in a short amount of time!
Also I just have to make a shout out to @mynailpolish_addiction on Instagram who twinned me with an awesome (and sparkly!) chevron moon mani and Starbuck Gingerbread latte! Jessica is actually the sweetest ever, we’ve become great friends since meeting through Instagram! You must check out her nail art because the girl is fantastic and SO talented!
**I purchase the Essence Nail Art Tattoo pen on my own accord, and have not be compensate for my comments in any way.**