Saturday, 31 August 2013

Guest Post | Half Moon Nail Tutorial

Hi everyone, I’m Megan from Blondes Love Cupcakes and I am delighted to be returning the favour and writing a guest post for Stephanie :) A few weeks ago she wrote a post on how to make a delicious DIY hair mask, so I am writing about what I love best - nails. I hope you guys like my design, and be sure to check out my blog for more nail art and DIY tutorials :)

Half moon designs are all the rage lately with celebs like Lauren Conrad, Dita Von Teese & Beyoncé all sporting the chic design. So here is a super simple tutorial to show you how to replicate it at home! :)

  1. Paint two layers of a neutral base coat untill you have full even coverage (I used Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Lychee).
  2. Once your nails are fully dry, paint on half moons with a super thin paintbrush following where your cuticles would naturally occur. I never use stickers as guides because I hate when they pull up the base coat...but you can if you want! (I used Rimmel Pro No.393 Desire for this).
  3. Then draw a thin gold line around your maroon half moon to make it extra chic! (I used NYC New York Minute Full Metal Jacket).
  4. Once everything is fully dry, use a topcoat to seal it all and add shine.
  5. Show off your glamorous nails to your friends and prepare to be admired! :)

If you like this tutorial please follow me on bloglovin’ / twitter / instagram for more nail art designs Thanks for reading!

If you enjoyed this gorgeous nail tutorial make sure to check out Megan's blog here for more great posts!


  1. OMG totally cute!
    Lovely Blog :D Great stuff here!
    I am following you now on GFC and I hope you visit my blog and FOllow back too :D
    Red Alice

  2. Guest posts are such a cute idea!
    Love this design, you can see it in my august favourites!
    Let me know if you want to follow each other xx

    1. I know I love having a few guest bloggers! Thanks lovely x


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