**This Giveaway Is Closed!! Still feel free to comments :D!!**
I have another nail art tutorial for you!
This one is a Half Moon mani, also known as the Reverse French (I first saw it here).
I have to tell you, people will be impressed with this mani. They will be surprised that you did it yourself. They might even remark that you are a trend setter.
That’s what the lady at the gym told me.
Yeah, I was at the gym.
I don’t really want to talk about it.
I want to talk about these nails and this dang GIVEAWAY!
Oh, yes, I said GIVEAWAY…that will be at the end of the post…
for now, it’s mani time!
To make this easy, as I don’t have the steadiest of hands when it comes to intricate painting, I used those “hole reinforcement” stickers you buy at the office supply. They work like magic and make the perfect half moon shape. I like guides and easiness…especially when the results look like this:
Pretty, right? The colors I used were: Essie-Van D’Go (base), Sonia Kashuk-Smoke&Mirrors (ring-finger bling), and Essie-Chinchilly. Below is how to do it!
Some helpful hints:
After you apply the base coat, be sure to let it dry, dry, dry. It needs to be DRY…or those little stickers will just jack everything up and make your polish peel and you will be sad. Trust me, I know.
I only used the Smoke&Mirrors color on my ring finger. It’s a thing, it’s not just me. I like it, it’s makes this already fun mani EVEN MORE FUN. Wow! if you can imagine that. Another thing you could do is the text-thumb thing, you paint your thumbs the fun metallic or glitter so that when you are texting like a maniac, your thumbs will be flashy and fancy. This too, is a thing…again, not just me.
Some tutorials tell you to wait for coat 2 (numero dos!) to dry all the way before peeling off those stickers. I didn’t do that because I thought the sticker would peel the 2nd coat off with it. This worked out for me and I was pleased.
Use a clear, quick-dry topcoat to finish it off and fill in that tiny ridge between the two colors. Smooth and shiny!
For more tips see my previous post.
Soooo pretty, so fun!
Now, that giveaway I mentioned.
Whaaaa? Yeah, pretty much made my day.
I wanted to share the love.
Also, because I love nail goodies…
…and, most of all…because I love ya’lls, dear readers.
I really, really do.
So here’s what I gots to give:
We have 1 minty-cream green, 1 tropical turquiose, 1 glitter mini (I couldn’t find an adequate gold glitter I liked in full size…dang, dang, double dang!), and 1 salmon-y pink. I hope you like these colors as much as I do AND I hope you enter to win these sweet little laquers!
To enter ONCE, just leave me a comment telling me what your summer obsession is. It can be beauty, food, activity, fashion…whatever you are loving this summer!
To enter TWICE, you can just tweet about this post with a link back to it! Be sure to mention me in it @cindyishungry…so I know ya did it and I can count you twice!
To enter yet another, and possibly THIRD time, “LIKE” Hungry Girl Por Vida on Facebook. If you already “like” me, then just post about this giveaway on your wall :D And come back here to let me know you did…I want to make sure to count you!
This giveaway will close Wednesday, August 3rd at MIDNIGHT. I will not count you if you enter after that, so get on it!
Also, if you enter as ANONYMOUS, I won’t know who you are or how to contact you…so make sure you fill in the comment form with your email :D
Yay! I hope you all like this mani AND giveaway!
For all my baking obsessed pals…I gathering stuff for another giveaway for ya’lls…soon!
***Just a little disclaimer…Essie, Sonia Kashuk, Orly, and SinfulColors don’t know me. All opinions are mine and all purchases were made by me w/ my own dolla bills ya’ll.