Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Classic: Half Moon Leopard Print

Gooooood Evening Folks! 


Today is the second day in the SNAAARKM challenge and the mani today is supposed to be a 'classic'. There were so many different ways I could have gone with this, but I decided to go with animal print, because you can't get much more classic than that! I saw this tutorial on Nails by Kayla Shevonne and decided to give them a shot. I was wearing a dress that weekend that these went perfectly with! I should have snapped a picture, maybe next time lol. 


half-moon-leopard-print-nail-art


I pretty much followed Kayla's tutorial but made it a little different. I started by placing the reinforcement on my nude nail and painting the rest of my nail using Essence Nude It! Then I took the reinforcement off and used a small nail art brush and Borghese Che Bella Red to fill in the half moon portion of my nail. Then I used my Stripe Rite black striper to make the line between the red and the nude. Then I used Orly's Luxe and Sephora by OPI's Dating the Drummer to make my leopard print. Finally I used Wet n Wild Black Creme to finish off the leopard print and give it some definition. 


half-moon-leopard-print-nail-art

half-moon-leopard-print-nail-art


I liked this look, but next time I do half moons this way I will do one nail at a time because Nude It! dried a little too fast and some of the polish pulled up and was bumpy even when I tried to add Che Bella Red. A coat of SV smoothed it out, but it looked a little odd to me. I'm used to doing half moons the opposite way. 


half-moon-leopard-print-nail-art

half-moon-leopard-print-nail-art


How do you like the way this turned out? I think it fits the day of a 'classic' mani! Have you ever paired anything with a half moon? 




Check out the other girls participating in this challenge! Alaina of The Little Canvas, Ryan of Dream A Little Dream of Polish, Ave of Polish Pixelle, Megan of Let there Be Lacquer, Nicole of My Nails. My Polish, Kristen of In the Name of Polish and Amanda of Fashion Footing.



17 comments:

  1. I really really want to try half-moons!

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    1. you should try them! They are easy and look awesome :)

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  2. The one thing I haven't tried yet! half moons. Boy I need time to try some fun things!

    this is cute!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! You should for sure try them :)

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  3. This came out great! I like your method of doing half moons - I think I will try that next time!

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    1. Thanks! I found that it really needed to be done one nail at a time, but it's easy!

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  4. I love this, I'm not too much of a fan of Half Moon design but it looks really nice I may want to try it sometime <3

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    1. Thanks Stephanie :) You should try it out!

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  5. yay for animal print half moons!!! great minds clearly think alike lol. i love the red on yours! so pretty!

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  6. I just did my first ever half moon mani, it went a little wonky but I still like it. Mine's a grey/purple moon with a silvery polish for the main part, and holo bar glitters and stars over the top.

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  7. Great job!!!! I loved this mani when Kayla did it and I love seeing it on everyone else!!! It's fantastic!

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