GET THE LOOK: Half Moon Nails inspired by Dita Von Teese | Laurart
by Maria MG on May 21, 2019
HALF MOON NAILS INSPIRED BY THE ICONIC DITA VON TEESE
For this episode, we've teamed up with our talented Laurart to recreate an iconic red half moon manicure wore by an iconic Hollywood lady, “The Queen of Burlesque", Dita Von Teese. She is an American star, model, singer, actress and designer, best known for her beautiful nails.
"In the early part of my career, I looked very closely at the details of photographs of women of those decades and noticed that they would leave the moon of the nail bed bare. I showed the pictures to my mother, who has been a manicurist for 30 years, and she would patiently paint my nails in this style, sometimes experimenting with colors!”- Dita Von Teese
3, 2, 1...START!
PREP YOUR NAILS: File, shape your nails and push back your cuticles. After these steps, you have to remove the shine from the top of your nails, because it will help the gel to adhere. For this step, you can use alcohol- again this will help the polish stick and last as long as possible. This will also remove the dust and any other excess on your nails!
BASE COAT:Apply one layer of base gel as close to the edges as possible but also try to avoid your cuticles or skin. It's really important to cap the free edge. Cure it under the led lamp for 1 minute.
DOTS: Choose your favorite gel color. Here, Laura used Amour & An Affair to Remember.Using a brush, starting from the center of your nail, draw 3 tiny dots. These will serve you as an orientation and will also be the guideline for your half moon manicure.
CONNECT THE DOTS: Using the same brush, gently connect the dots.
APPLY THE GEL COLOR: Just like a normal manicure, go ahead and apply two coats of the gel color. Don’t forget to cure under the led lamp! Don't attempt a full coverage application on the first layer because the polish might not cure well! Apply two coats of gel and make sure to cure them in between!
***If you do get gel polish on your skin, then make sure that you remove it before you cure!
TOP COAT: Once you’re done with the gel color, it’s time to seal off everything and give your nails a nice final touch by applying a thin layer of our top coat gel polish. One last time, cure your nails under the lamp!
FINAL TOUCHES & CUTICLE OIL: Using a paper towel and a little bit of alcohol, wipe-off the excess. This procedure will help you prevent the dust and other small particles to destroy your manicure and will also help your nails look beautiful as much as possible. Last step, spoil your cuticles and apply some drops of cuticle oil.
And you're done! ✨
If you want to try this look at home, you can always do your own version and choose your own colors! Share your own version and tag us on Instagram @madam_glam.