a reverse moon mani in mint + navy


i cannot stop thinking about this multicolored half-moon manicure spotted on nailing hollywood. the rounded tips, the navy-on-aqua tones accented with gold dots, it’s just all very, very good. this is the kind of nail art that i love because, believe it or not, it’s actually not that hard to recreate. want these nails on your own pretty hands? the look can be pulled together using these polishes and the following steps:

1 – opt for an opaque cool blue, like rgb cobalt, as a base and go for two coats so that you get that vivid color payoff

2 – once the navy is completely dry, stick a binder reinforcement at the base of your nail, exposing a skinny sliver along your cuticle

3 – apply a mint creme, like deborah lippmann flowers in her hair, to the very bottom of your nail, overlapping slightly with the binder reinforcement

4 – slowly remove each binder reinforcement once the mint color is completely dry and use a spare bobby pin dipped in a gold shade, like butter london the full monty, to create dots where the two blues intersect

5 – seal everything with a high-shine gel topper like dior gel coat and admire your masterpiece for days and days

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