Nail the half-moon mani AKA "the Ruffian"

The half-moon manicure or "The Ruffian" has been spotted in prior runway shows, and it's definitely here to stay. As it is popping up all over the runway for the spring 2011 collection. So I thought I would do a little DIY since a lot of you are absolutely loving the look!

So my half-moon manicure may not be perfect, but it was my first try.

First I polished on a base coat, next two coats of You don't know Jacques by O.P.I. I waited for the polish to dry completely.

You'll need hole reinforcements to complete the look.

Next, I stuck on the stickers (pictured above). The stickers blocked out a small arch at the bottom of my nail bed. NOTE: I folded the stickers in half and only had sticky parts touching my skin or cuticle area. The stickers will pull your polish off if you aren't careful.


I polished Black Onyx by O.P.I. on top.

After Black Onyx dried I pulled off the hole reinforcements and polished a top coat onto my nails.

I think it turned out pretty fabulous! What are you thinking of my half-moon mani?


xo

25 comments :

  1. It looks great!!!! I love the colors you used! Perfect for Fall. :)

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  2. oh my goodness... so much effort! it looks gorgeous, but i would NOT have the patience to do it!

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  3. Looks great for the first time. I am sure that you will be a pro in no time!

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  4. LOVE IT! I'm going to try this myself this weekend. :-)

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  5. Those look so chic! I'm totally trying this look tonight... thank you!

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  6. Wow! What an awesome idea! I love painting my nails, but I usually go with tooth picks to do everything but this is a fabulous idea <3

    Thanks for the idea!

    -kristin.

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  7. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for showing us how it is done. Everytime I read one of your nail posts, I look at how bad my nails look. I definitely need to give myself a mani asap!

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  8. I have to say that you feed my need for polish! I have a running list of brands and colors and my hubby thinks I will need a 12 step program if I continue. I have left an award for you on my blog.

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  9. I love it so so much. I'm keen to try it out.

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    xo

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  10. Hold on a sec, I see a Pirates bowl down there and The Burgh in your profile? Are you a Pittsburgh girl??? ME, TOO!!!

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  11. You're SO crafty with your half moon mani!! I love it...so fun for fall!! I love how you used the stickys!!

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  12. Seriously......very cool idea:)

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Hope youre having a good day!

    Statements in Fashion

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  13. I'm in Beaver County (North) and I work in Sewickley. It's a hard place for a new person because so many people stay/ come back (as in my case) to the area. We need to find a blogger conference to go to!

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  14. I kind of love this! I will definitely be trying it soon!

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  15. Good idea great choice of colors! Keep up with the great ideas!

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  16. Ya know what? I'm thinking I really like that! My daughter thinks its really pretty, too. :)

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  17. I love it! I think I am going to have to try it!

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  18. These look GREAT! Although with my skills, I'd have to stop at step one for sure, haha.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  19. Such a cool look!

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  20. this is soooo cool! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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