Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zoya Half Moons

Today's manicure is a half moon featuring two Zoya colors: Charisma and Robyn.


I started with a base of two coats of Charisma, which is a neon purple. As it is a neon, it went on streaky at first but evened out pretty quickly, and then it dried matte. It looks pink in these photos and in direct sunlight but is actually a pretty dark purple in regular indoor lighting. I think it's the jellylike quality of it that is doing that.


I added a fastdry topcoat to the base coat and let that dry. Then, I added the paper reinforcement stickers to my nails and painted over them like a tape manicure to get the half moon shape. The top color is Zoya Robyn. It's really pigmented and covered great in one coat. LOVE it.


I like this manicure, but there is something about half moon nails that just seems weird on me. I think I might be feeling that way because the combination of my square nails with the round half moons makes a weird shape contrast. I don't know.

Anyway, I really liked this color combo, even though I was not feeling the half-moonage! Robyn is a must have Zoya, I think!

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25 comments

  1. I would have never thought of this color combo! now I need to get Robyn.

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  2. I love this! I have a thing about half moon mani's! And Robyn was in my very first haul of Zoya polishes along with the matte Zavita!

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  3. Love this colour combination!
    I have a thing for blue and purple polishes...SO PRETTY!!

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  4. They came out very good! :)

    How long did you wait for your nails to dry before applying the reinforcements?

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  5. You did a great job with this. The colors and neatness are perfect!

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  6. @Jackie S. - Sorry, forgot to mention it in the post! I applied a fast dry topcoat and let that set before I applied the reinforcements. I will update my post, thanks!

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  7. I love these colors together! I get a 80's feeling of them!

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  8. wow, this looks amazing! i think the half moon manicure looks lovely on your nails, not weird at all. the effect is very striking, especially with those colours :)

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  9. Luckily you only have to wear it for a day, right? I think it looks good though.

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  10. Such a different, but awesome color combination!

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  11. I love the color combination!!! Your nails look amazing!! :D

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  12. Great colour combo. I really like doing half moon manicures.

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  13. I LOVE these colours together! I've only tried this style of manicure once and didn't get great results but I think yours looks lovely :-)

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  14. I actually love this design on you! Your nail shape is gorgeous and so is the color combo! ^^

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  15. Super pretty, the two colors look great together :)

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  16. That is a super color combo... I love it! I love how perfect you arcs are. I have a super unsteady hand so painting nails is a challenge for me.

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  17. I like the shape contrast :) I need to find some paper reinforcer thingies :P

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  18. do you think that top coat helped between applying the reinforcements? i just did this mani and when i pulled the reinforcements off it pulled quite a bit of polish off =[ any tips?

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  19. Yes, adding a fast dry topcoat in between layers and letting it set is an important step. Its a good tip for any tape mani, not just for half moons!

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  20. thanks! ill have to try that next time =]

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