On Nnenna’s Nails #10: Evergreen Half-Moon Manicure

On Nnenna's Needles 10 Half Moon Manicure

Evergreen* Forever 21 and Mint* Nails Inc.

Half-moon manicure tutorials have been floating around the internet for a while now, but it wasn’t until I saw this post on the Forever 21 blog that I got my butt into gear and finally gave it a try!  I loved the combination of blue and green in the post, but decided to try it with two different shades of the same color.  Enter this mint polish which is easily one of my favorites right now and this deep green that I picked up at Forever 21 a while ago.  I do love the two colors I chose, but I don’t love that my half-moon is not well-defined.  Next time I’ll be a little more careful with stickers and make sure they’re pressed down firmly on the nail.  I’ll probably also go for more of a contrast next time, like Keiko did so well!

Tell me: Have you tried the half-moon manicure?

  • I definitely want to try it!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  • Cute! These days, I’m lucky to even get my nails painted once a week in a solid shade, so I’ll probably never ever try this….but it’s nice to see it on others!

  • so cute! love the different shades of greens!


  • Ahh, love it! I did my first half-moon mani about a year ago (I feel like such a trendsetter with how popular it is now, although I think I should give a little credit to, like, Dita von Teese? Yeah.) and I’ve been wanting to do it again lately, but I just haven’t had the time. I typically leave the bottom coat for a few days before I do the half-moon so it has ample time to dry – now to sit down and finish!

  • I love the look, but too much work! I barely have the patience to do sheers!

  • really love this look! i will definitely have to try it. looks like fun!


  • i love this idea! Happy Weekend!

  • I love your manicure and the colors you chose are so pretty.

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  • Very cool! I haven’t tried the half moon with one accent nail, may have to give it a try :)

  • Eeeep, this is so awesome and cute! I need to stop being lazy and try this already haha :)


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    loving your new layout
    and those NAILS!
    love your blog as always!xo



    • Awww, you’re always so sweet- thank you! :D

  • What a fun mani! I love these colors!

    See Me Rwar

    • Thank you Rebecca! :)

  • I wish I had the patience to do this. It looks gorgeous!

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • I really love this nail post. The past few weeks I have been nail crazy and this gives me a new style. Love your new page!


    • Oh gosh, I am such a nail addict so I totally know how you feel! Thank you very much Rheannia :)

  • Great DIY manicure!


  • You beat me to it! Hahah. This was going to be my next project on the blog…but I have no idea what colors I even want to use yet. Your combination was a good choice! That green looks a lot like my favorite green in my own collection. Definitely show the blogosphere some more when you get a chance! :)

    • Haha, we are totally getting inspiration from each other because now I must try the ombré look! Love that you’re a nail addict like me and love checking out your latest manicures :)

  • I hope to try this tonight! Hopefully it will turn out as well as yours did! Great job!

    • Thanks Santina! Can’t wait to see your version of the half-moon mani! :)

  • Love this!! I just looked at my own nails…and they are SCARY!! Thanks for inspiring me to do something about this!

    • Aww, thanks Ashley! Happy to pass on a little inspiration! :)