Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mod Half Moon and French

I've seen a lot of gorgeous half moon/French combination nail art lately, and was feeling inspired to try it for myself. I've been particularly loving these looks from Chelsea Queen and Madeline Poole, but was a bit concerned that I don't have quite the steady hand that those ladies do. Thankfully, it turned out better than I had expected!

The color combination I chose feels kind of mod. I love pairing neons with neutrals, and these polishes seem like they were made to be put together.

I used:
Floss Gloss Moon Baby (soft grey)
Floss Gloss Faded (stormy grey)
Floss Gloss Fastlane (neon red-orange)

The half moon and French details were painted freehand on top of the light grey base. It's simple enough in theory, but I did end up redoing a couple of nails to get them just right.

Next time I try a half moon/French combo, I'll have to try it with some negative space like the ladies linked up top!


  1. These are so simple but the design is so cool! Really like them.

  2. Gorgeous color combo and I loooove french tips and half moons on rounded nails :).

  3. Did this same design the other day-but it just looked like Christmas ornaments-guess my color choices weren't the best!

  4. Jo at Polished LiteracyAugust 17, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Erm, this is *freehand*? Damn, if I had half the steady hand you do, I'd be set for life. ;)

  5. This is so beautiful and it turned out amazing! I would have never guessed before reading that this was free handed.

  6. PolishedtoPrecisionAugust 17, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    WOW! Super cute mani!

  7. Love the colours u used wish I could do freehand as good:-)

  8. Loove this trend, I think it looks simple yet amazing! And I like that you've added a pop of color, bet this would be an eyecatcher for autumn ^-^

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