VALENTINE NAILS DIY WITH MOONS
These nails may not have hearts but they do have moons and what’s more romantic than La Luna? This Valentine Nails DIY with moons is so simple and looks so chic!
When I was a little girl my grandmother would paint my nails and she would often “leave out the moons” as she called it. At the time I thought I thought it was a little weird and really didn’t like it. So it’s a bit ironic that I’m now doing a whole post on it.
What You’ll Need for Valentine Nails with Moons:
- Nail polish 2 colors – I used a gold and a hot pink
- Base Coat
- Top Coat
- Paper reinforcements
Cut 5 of your paper reinforcements in half and set aside.
Using your base coat, paint your nails.
Start with your lighter color nail polish, I used a gold and paint all of your nails.
When your gold polish is dry, take the paper reinforcements you cut in half and put one half on each of your fingernails up by your cuticle.
Make sure that they are on and smooth, so that no polish will bleed under them.
Using your darker nail polish color, I used a hot pink, paint your nails just up to and slightly over the paper reinforcements you put on your nails.
When this first coat is dry you can paint a second coat, if necessary.
When your nails are completely dry, carefully peel off the paper reinforcements.
If you need to you can carefully touch up any spots where the paint bled under the paper reinforcements.
Paint all your nails with a top coat. Not only will this help your polish to stay on longer but, it will also help to smooth out the line between your two colors.
There’s a lot of room for variations here, you can mix up your favorite colors and even alternate colors.
I like using the paper reinforcements to help get a clean line for the moons. I’ve usually had way too much coffee to paint such a straight line without help!
While this is definitely a new and improved version of grandma’s manicure, I’m sure she would’ve approved.
What are your favorite color combinations for your nails? Leave me a comment and let me know.