Sound like an impossible task? Here at Brill we’ve never shied away from a challenge. You may recall Sherrill’s uniform dressing dare (two weeks, six articles of clothing – no cheating) inspired by the brave Mia at Sweetspot. Today: a little tutorial on how to create the perfect half-moon mani at home.
We’re no Deborah Lippmann (ahem, celeb and editorial manicurist) but we’re going to do our best to break it down. With the right materials and a little patience, you too can achieve this look:
1. Lippmann Collection – Addicted to Speed (super fast drying clear coat)
2. Deborah Lippmann – Fashion (not-so-typical taupe)
3. Deborah Lippmann – Between the Sheets (tantalizing fushia)
4. Lippmann Collection – Rich Girl
5. Nailene Perfect Tips
* Lippmann Collection and Deborah Lippmann available at DONATO salon + spa | Nailene Perfect Tips available at Shoppers Drug Mart *
STEP ONE | PREP
Moisturize your hands with Lippmann Collection’s ultra hydrating Rich Girl. Massage into cuticles. To ensure the polish adheres properly, remove excess cream from the nails with a damp cloth.
STEP TWO | FASHION
Apply an even coat of Fashion to the nails. Because this is your base and you’ll only see the moon, don’t worry about it being too perfect.
STEP THREE | ADDICTED TO SPEED
Apply a coat of Addicted to Speed immediately following Fashion. Wait one minute.
STEP FOUR | APPLY MOON GUIDES
Once the clear coat is dry, apply the Nailene rounded sticker guides slightly above the bottom of the nail bed. The most important part of this whole process is ensuring the guides are adhered securely and evenly.
STEP FIVE | BETWEEN THE SHEETS
After you’ve applied the guides to each nail, apply a coat of Between the Sheets to each nail. Don’t worry about getting lacquer on the guide. After you’ve done one hand, remove the stickers quickly – like a band-aid. The line will be smoother now than when the lacquer becomes tacky.
STEP SIX | ADDICTED TO SPEED
After all guide are removed, apply a coat to finish the look and speed up drying time.
Tweet us your half-moon mani. Have fun with colour combinations and let us know what you’ve come up with.
The Brill Team