Monday, September 17, 2012

30 Day Challenge Day 18- Half Moon (Curse you)

Hi loves, another day, another mani.  I feel like I am neglecting you all because I have only been doing 30 day posts since this thing started.  I just can't seem to get a regular post done.  I have a Lieber Award post that has been drafted for days. I need more time in a day, can someone work on that for me please?

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!
 
Visit my sistas participating in the Alter Ego, Speaking in 3rd person Championship of the World , wait I already won this....sheesh...30 Day Challenge...
 

15 comments:

  1. Haha!! HI DOT! :) Nice going Nicole you made me want some of the yogaga colors with this post!

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  2. This post was hilarious!! And these nails are awesome too. I was thinking of doing a dot half moon for my challenge too, so we'll see what I come up w. I'm loving these!

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    1. well thank you!! I'll have to check it out, I haven't had time to look at any half moon mani's yet :( I love seeing the different things we all come up with!

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  3. Oh yeah! If anyone were to start a half-moon with Dot trend, it's got to be you! Love the colours!

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    1. You're silly, thank you for the sweet compliment. I really only did it because Dot was itching to come out and play. :)

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  4. This is very pretty! I've never seen anything like it! :D hahaha by the way, I loooove your personality! We would get along so well! :p

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    1. Oh so we could be crazy ladies together? I love it! Can always use another good partner in crime! Thank you by the way!

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  5. Looks good! That's a great way to save a challenge :p But, for another occasion when you un-traditionnally decide to go traditional, you could use reinforcement stickers. It's damn easy. Believe me.

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    1. Thank you! I will have to try the stickers, have honestly never used them other than the full nail ones a long time ago!

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  6. Lmao. This post just made my day "this ho ain't interested" hahaha. I love the color combo and think you did a great job!

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    1. I almost took that out cause I'm always a little worried about offending people. But I mean everything in good fun. Glad you liked it, thank you very much!

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  7. Not a fan of the half moons either. But I Love Dots! I think your half moon mani is the best of the bunch. Way to go

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! That is a big statement, I am flattered! :))

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  8. I love your version of the half moon the best and your post had me laughing the whole way through!

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