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!
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).
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! ;)
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!
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!
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! :)