Nail Art: Glitter Half Moon Manicure

Half Moon Nail ArtToday I present you the famous (in my mind) manicure that came to me in a dream (I can’t be the only person this happens too…). Yes, I know I sound crazy, but I’m just going to go with it.

I have no idea why my brain came up with this manicure. It’s been ages since I’ve done a half moon manicure; I forgot how much I liked the look.

For the base of the half moon manicure I used China Glaze Pelican Gray. To do the half moons I started out using hole reinforcers but ended up running out. So I had to free hand the rest! I used butter LONDON Royal Navy because it’s SUPER opaque and only required one coat. I then topped just the navy part of the nail with deborah lippmann Va Va Voom.

I love the way this manicure turned out. I wore it for what seemed like ages (I even Instagrammed a picture on day 3 or 4 where I had significant tip wear).

Can’t wait until I dream up another manicure!

There are more swatches under the jump.


debhorah lippmann Half Moon Manicure China Glaze Half Moon Manicure butter LONDON Half Moon Manicure Half Moon Manicure swatch Half Moon Manicure bottles


  1. Lovely and unique! I don’t usually like nail art, it often looks too “crafty” and juvenile for my taste, but this is a sophisticated look. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Just checked out the whole DL “jewel heist” collection online… I feel like I “need” (ha ha) several of them, but I’m in no big rush so I’m wondering if they will ever come out in a gift set? Seems like that might be a more economical way to go.

    1. I love the Jewel Heist collection!

      Deborah Lippman does sets pretty frequently but so far none for the Jewel Heist collection. Keep your fingers crossed!

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