Thursday, February 9, 2012

2012 Challenge: Half Moon Mani

I'll be honest, I really didn't want to post this but I haven't had the opportunity to try this challenge out again so it will have to do.

Sally Hansen Limestone
 3 coats - no topcoat

I started with a base of Limestone which is a bright lime green crème with yellow undertones. Application was good, 3 coats to be opaque.  I took those circle reinforcements and attached them to my nail as a guide for the half moon shape ... it wasn't successful. I ended up taking a striping polish and touching it up, which wasn't all that successful either.

Maybelline Onyx Rush
Maybelline Onyx Rush, 1 coat - no topcoat


Onyx Rush was watery and applied unevenly which you can see from my photo's. (I'll be sticking with my trusty Wet'n'Wild Black Crème as my fail-proof black polish, thank you very much.) I'm not sure that even Seche Vite could have helped this. *big sigh* You can't win them all.

13 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job with these, even if the polish was hard to work with. These remind me of olives!

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  2. Half moons are harder than they look! That green is ah-mazing!! I've never seen those bottles though, where'd you pick those up?

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  3. Thanks Melissa and Let's Polish Some Nails!

    Julie, I got them at Wal-Mart, June 2011. I haven't seen them since then. :(

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  4. I had problems with those circle things too! Yours turned out better than mine!

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  5. Wow that green looks stunning on you ..... Too bad the black didn't work well boooo

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  6. I like the reverse frenchie. Beautiful neon green.

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  7. I love WnW Black Creme, too! Though I'm hearing good things about the FingerPaints black, so I might try that--always good to have a Plan B. :)

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  8. I just freehanded my half-moons, and then I outlined the curve with a striper to make it look all nice and neat. I found that worked pretty well!

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  9. turned out great! Ugh I haven't even started the 2012 nail challenge...fail :/

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  10. Oh hey, someone else doing this Year-Long Challenge! :) I still have some catching up to do, cause I just found it.
    Love the color combo here. I don't know what it is but half moons will be the death of me!

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