Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday's Talons ft Half Moons

Currently watching: One Tree Hill

Good morning dear readers!

Today I'd like to show you a half moon manicure I did at the weekend.  I think this is the second half-moon manicure I've done during the past two years, mainly because my first one was a bit of a disaster, but I'm really pleased with how this one turned out.

 

 My first step was to paint my nails with two coats of Soft Lilac by Beauty UK.


 I love lilac polishes, I think they suit everyone.  I have three polishes which could probably be called lilac but they all have their own subtle differences ;-)


 My next step, once the polish was completely dry, was to stick a reinforcer on the lower section of each nail and paint the remaining nail with Marks & Spencer Limited Collection Lilac (G0) polish.  I peeled off each reinforcer almost as soon as I had painted each nail.  The last time I tried this manicure, I waited until the polish had dried a little before removing the stickers and I was left with lots of flaws.  This method seemed to work much better.


 Et voila.  A simple, two-step manicure.  Like I said, I really like how this turned out and I think the colour combination works well.  Lilac (G0) is a relatively new polish in my collection but it's a gem, a lilac packed full of golden shimmer.  I think it's relatively expensive (£3.50 for 8ml) but it's a unique shade and I don't think there are any cheaper dupes available.  Luckily I had a voucher for 20% off when I bought this so I managed to pay only £2.70.


So what do you think of my half moon manicure girls?  Are you a fan of this design?  Do you like my new nail polish?  I'd love to know your thoughts :-)

Bye for now,
Laura

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE that lilac, simply gorgeous - the finished result it lovely and the line is so nice and crisp!

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  2. Absolutely pretty, I love the combination of different finishes <3

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    1. I wasn't quite sure the different finishes would work together but I'm glad you like it :-)

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  3. This looks so elegant, I love the combination!

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  4. The creamy purple looks great by itself, but the glitter really makes it look special! <3

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    1. Thanks! Always nice to have special nails :-)

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  5. This is super pretty! The colour combo is perfect!

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  6. I'm not a fan of this design trend but I do like the colors you chose for it!

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    1. Oh well, at least I got something right ;-)

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  7. I have to try a half moon mani again! Yours looks perfect! And I love the colors you chose :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure yours will be stunning :-)

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