So...the dreaded half moon mani...not a fan...if it doesn't contain dots, water marbling or dot flowers this ho ain't interested. Seriously, who is this bitch and why is she on my blog? That's how I feel lately, I seem to be a little hornery, no not horny, hornery, you people are sick I tell you! I feel like I don't like anything lately. I have found in doing this challenge, if I'm not comfortable with it, I decide I don't like it. Hey admitting you have a problem is the first step right?
I love the look of the half moon, but I suck at life whenever I even think about doing one. I do not have a steady hand when it comes to lines. *makes note to self to work on this problem* So what else would I do you ask....wait for it....wait for it...*enter Dot from stage left* What up bitches? Dot is in the hizz-ouse. Yep you guessed it, the lovely and talented Dot helped me out on this one. Have a look before I write a flippin book here....
She's pretty cute huh? Leave it to me to do a half moon mani with dots, but I tried I swear I did, to do a traditional half moon mani. Then I thought to myself, "when am I ever traditional?" And that's when Dot got here to help. I used the new Essie Yoga Collection. I freaking love this entire collection although we are missing Spinning Again. I didn't even bother to buy it because it's red and me and red have broken up. The blue color on my pinky and ring finger is Boxer Shorts, my favorite of the bunch. Formula is good, a little teeny bit spotty but 2 coats takes care of this pretty well. The color is divine! Reminds me of Essie Lapiz of Luxury Fall Edition. Just a little darker and dustier. On my index and middle finger we have Pilates Hottie, my favorite of the bunch. Oh I know I said that already but I can't decide. I love them all. Formula is ok on this one, it is a little chalky looking but top coat takes care of that. I dotted with these 2 colors and I threw in Marathin from this same Yoga Collection and Miss Fancy Pants from the Stylenomics Collection. (Marathin is the pink, Fancy Pants is the tan).
Now this one is pretty self explanatory. I took the colors I was planning on dotting with and just put a few drops on my trusty little nail plate. I used my second smallest dotter to put the different colors on. Some nails I did one set of blue, then another set of tan etc, other nails, I went back and forth, one dot blue, one dot tan, etc..depending on how the nail was turning out. Either way works fine. Trial and error people.
I would like to give this one another shot. I think it could be really cute with maybe pink and black?!
Do you like this mani? Are you a fan of the half moon mani? Her and I are just getting to know each other, we will see where this relationship goes!
Happy Polishing hot mamas!
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