Tape Mani Monday: Half Moons

Hi everyone!

Another Monday, another tape mani. This is a bit different to previous tape manis I’ve posted because it used neither striping tape nor cellotape! I used hole reinforcers to create half moon nails. It’s still a form of tape!

half moon mani essence hey nude over tip top kingfisher with pearl rhinestones and roseI started off with Kingfisher from Nail Addict by Tip Top. I’ve swatched it previously here. Once it was dry, I taped on the hole reinforcers, and started creating the half moons with Essence’s Hey, Nude! This was where I made a mistake. I hadn’t used Hey, Nude! before and I didn’t realise how sheer it was – I should have first done a coat of white polish so I didn’t have to try cover the dark blue. I gave up after 3 coats even though you could still see the blue shining through just because it was becoming too thick for me. It took forever to dry fully after that!half moon mani essence hey nude over tip top kingfisher with pearl rhinestones and roseSo while I thought this was a cool idea, I wasn’t so keen on the final mani. Maybe if I’d added white behind Hey, Nude! it would have worked better. It seems like I couldn’t get Kingfisher off my cuticles, either! At least the pearls and rose (from the Born Pretty Store) made it look a little more elegant. half moon mani essence hey nude over tip top kingfisher with pearl rhinestones and roseThe rose didn’t last long on my nail but I only stuck it on with top coat, using nail glue would probably keep it on longer.

half moon mani essence hey nude over tip top kingfisher with pearl rhinestones and roseWhat do you think of this look?