As we saw last season on all the catwalks last season, I have pulled together a simple step by step guide to achieve a Moon Manicure. This is where the moon (the are close to the cuticle which is a slightly lighter colour) is a different colour to the rest of the nail.
For this tutorial, I have used a gold glitter (OPI's Glitzerland) and for the rest of the nail I have used a deep plum (OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark). This manicure can be achieved free hand - which is how I would normally do this as I find it quicker, but for those who do not have such a steady hand the hole reinforcers for filing give a great shape and save a lot of touching up!!
For those of you who use Shellac and other similar products, this can be easily dont, by curing two coats of your base, a lighter colour, and then applying the darker colour - sweeping out the moon with a barely damp brush soaked with alcohol.
What I used:
Step 1 - Prep nails and apply base coat
Step 2 - Apply coat 1 of your base colour (the colour you want your moon)
Step 3 - Apply a second coat and allow to dry completely
Step 4 - Apply the reinforcing stickers
Step 5 - Apply two coats of the colour you want on the rest of the nail - it is best to use a high coverage and darker colour
Step 6 - Carefully remove the hole reinforcers and apply top coat
I hope that you have found this helpful - there are so many colour options that you can use for this, and it really is something different!
Let me know how you get on!!