Rose Quartz + Half Moons | #MonthlyMani

January 19, 2016

Hello all!  Sorry for the lackadaisical posting.  My schedule has been wonky and I’ve been all over the place between jury duty, applying for new jobs and trying to get my shhhh…stuff together haha!  It’s been all good, though, and I’ve been cleaning, decluttering and reorganizing in between it all, which feels great!

Anyway, today is one of my favorite posting days because it’s #MonthlyMani time!  And let me tell you, taking the time to paint my nails last night was the perfect antidote to a busy couple weeks.  I’m also really excited to share this quick, easy and super stylish manicure: introducing my rose quartz half moon nail art!

Rose Quartz Half Moon Nail Art -- Pale pink and white half moons | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

For this month’s theme, we are featuring Pantone’s Colors of the Year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity.   I decided to highlight the pale pink Rose Quartz hue using one of my new favorite Julep colors.  This pale shimmery pink polish is actually one of Julep’s “oxygen nail treatment” polishes, which has dramatically helped heal my dry, splitting nails (thanks to the crazy winter weather we’ve been having).

Rose Quartz Half Moon Nail Art -- Pale pink and white half moons | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

I love the subtle, natural looking hue of the “Take a Breather – Sheer Shimmer” polish, so I thought a sort of reverse french tip would be fun using a quick and simple half moon nail art technique.  It’s highly sophisticated, so I’ve taken step-by-step photos for you… just kidding, I used stickers… and that’s it!  ;)

Rose Quartz Half Moon Nail Art -- Step 1: Cut stickers into half circles | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyManiRose Quartz Half Moon Nail Art -- Step 2: Apply circles to base of nails | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyManiRose Quartz Half Moon Nail Art -- Step 3: Paint nails chosen color | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyManiRose Quartz Half Moon Nail Art -- Step 4: Add contrasting color to base of nails, finish with top coat | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

Here’s what I did:

Step 1: Cut round ring binder stickers into half circles.
Step 2: Apply stickers to the base of your nails.
Step 3: Paint nails desired color.
Step 4: Remove stickers.  Optional: add contrast color.  Finish with top coat.

Complicated, I know!  Haha, no really, though, I love this simple, chic look and I’m actually a little amazed that it turned out so well, so easily!

Rose Quartz Half Moon Nail Art -- Pale pink and white half moons | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

This might just be my new go-to manicure, and I love the fact that the pretty Rose Quartz color is not only the color of the year, but the polish is good for my nails, too!  Let’s see what the rest of the #MonthlyMani gals chose for their Color of the Year manicures!

Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide
Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali
Melissa from The Fashion Huntress
Ashley from Free Wills Studio
Lyndsey from Dressed in Mascara

What do you think of Pantone’s Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity?  Have you ever tried this half moon nail art technique??  If not, I definitely recommend giving it a go!

As always, thanks for reading!  :)

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

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6 Comments

  • sistasfromcali

    We love the way you used the colors. It’s looks great! Very cute and simple. Defiantly trying this design later. :)

    January 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! I was a little surprised that I really liked the simplicity, too, plus it was so easy! ;)

      January 19, 2016 at 10:36 pm Reply
  • Justine S.

    I love that you, Lesli and Jacki all did simple yet creative manicures! The “oxygen nail treatment” polish sounds extremely interesting! Might have to look into that. I totally agree with what you said at the beginning about painting your nails being a nice diversion from the hectic chaos of everyday life! I love taking my time painting my nails and just forgetting about everything, at least for a little while :) Good luck with everything going on!

    January 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Yes! Painting my nails is one of my favorite ways to tune out and do something for myself!! It’s therapeutic AND it feels productive because my the end result is pretty nails haha! ;)
      I actually really love all my Julep polishes!! My Julep box is my treat to myself (or to a friend, I love sending boxes to friends, too)!
      And thank you so much for the luck, you’re so sweet!! :)

      January 19, 2016 at 10:40 pm Reply
  • Ashley | Free Wills Studio

    This looks great! I have been wanting to try a half moon mani for a while. The binder stickers are a great idea! :)

    January 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks, Ashley!! I’m pretty sure I saw the binder sticker idea on Pinterest somewhere, but it really worked and made this mani SO easy! You’ll definitely have to try it!! :)

      January 19, 2016 at 10:41 pm Reply

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