Hey There Polished People!
I always say I have two states of being- slightly overdressed (when I’m out in public) and derelict hobo (at home). I am absolutely not kidding you that as soon as I walk in the door from work or one of my husband’s basketball games or even just shopping I go straight into my room, slip out of my cute shoes, drop my jeans or dress pants like I melted like the wicked witch of the west, put on some hideous men’s sweat pants or these wonderful (re: hideous) fleece leggings-type pants I got at Old Navy like 5 or more years ago that literally have holes melted in them (small holes!) from campfires and one of many over-sized hoodies. I put my hair up in the highest top-knot semi-bun you’ve ever seen and sometimes even flip my hood up. You would not want to see me at my house. How does that relate to these nails? Well, in short, the answer is “loosely.” I was sitting at home like that on Friday evening when all of the sudden one text message later we were headed out to a party. My nails were different on each hand because I’d just been messing around with them, and I was in my usual derelict hobo state. Now a normal person would probably just remove their nail polish, get ready and go, but NO! I am NOT going anywhere with naked nails! A normal person who didn’t want naked nails would probably just paint them one color but NO! I did not want plain nails. So I decided to do my base design for some recreated nails I’ve been wanting to do ever since I saw them on Nearly Nailed. She did these awesome cobalt blue and white half moon nails with dotting and ever since I saw them I just loved them and had to have them. They reminded me a little of Siobhan’s nails from her header that I’ve always wanted to recreate (and will be doing that soon, hopefully!) and I decided that I could just do the half-moon to wear to the party and add the dotting later. So that’s just what I did. Ready to see my party nails?
Turquoise and Gold Half-Moon Nails
I loved these nails!!! This winter lighting is just NOT cooperating for me so I’m sorry the pictures are kinda odd, thank goodness summer is just around the corner… well, at least spring is. If you don’t know how to do half-moon nails it’s super easy.
How To Get These Nails
- Paint your nails with your basecoat.
- Paint your nails the base color (in this case, Essie Good As Gold).
- Apply a coat of topcoat (I used SH Mega Shine, but Seche would be quicker) and allow your nails to dry thoroughly.
- Snip one edge of a hole-enforcement ring and use the broken circle to tape off the half-moon.
- Paint the exposed nail with OPI Fly and quickly remove the hole-enforcement ring.
- Repeat for all nails and when they’re slightly dry apply your final layer of top coat. Ta-daaa!
So after we went to the party, the next day I wanted to finish my Nearly Nailed knockoff nails. I did these by adding dots of the same polishes with a dotting tool.
Nearly Nailed Knockoff Nails
Now, I hope you all checked out her original version of these nails cuz they’re way better. I wanted more dots but the extra dots ruined it. I should have left my nails alone after I did the big gold dots with the turquoise inside and the tiny gold dots. Oh well, sometimes that happens. At least my half-moon nails were awesome for the party.
No one commented on them, though (RUDE!!! jk) but it was pretty funny cuz I did my hair all cute, which is rare for me. I straightened my hair, gave it some body on top then kinda wove the sides back into a half pony-type do, then swooped my hair over my shoulder and did a fishtail braid with it. It was very Pinterest-worthy, if I do say so myself. Anyway, so I had my hair like that and was wearing some cute grey booties, my go-to skinny jeans, a light pink with opalescent sequins tank top under a cream-colored open knit/crocheted three quarter-length sleeve top, and I was thinking hey, this is a cute outfit!! Well, one of the guys at the party was this super tatted up, big nose ring, rugby player-looking dude and he came right in to the house and came straight to me and said, quote, “I really like your hair. I’m straight but I just had to tell you that.” And in behind him walks his girlfriend! Haha. It was the funniest thing!! I seriously thought maybe he was making fun of me cuz I was kinda overdressed compared to other people there, but he had to be serious. He was the nicest guy and his gf seemed really nice but was really quiet and didn’t say anything to me all night, but yeah… that cracked me up!! You just never know what people are going to say to you. Even if they don’t notice your nails! ;p
Weren’t Nicole’s (from Nearly Nailed) nails so cute?? She has some super awesome designs. I feel like I could just recreate her manis for daysssss. And how about Siobhan’s?? I LOVE those. Cynthia recently recreated them so I’ll let those breathe for a bit and then I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and do Siobhan’s nails, too. I don’t really have any question to pose today I guess, so… say something in the comments below, would ya??! Thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!