Would You Wear... a Half-Moon Manicure?

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There are few things we love more than having freshly-painted, shiny-and-fabulous, compliment-worthy nails. Our latest obsession? Half-moon manicures.

The complete opposite of the French manicure, this style leaves your entire nail painted, except for a small moon at the base. Of course, this can be done with a variety of colors or even tiny rhinestones, which makes it such a versatile trend.

Fingernails may seem like a small detail, but having well-groomed phalanges are a sign of professionalism. This style also has a very vintage nature. Dita Von Teese recently popularized the half-moon mani, and designers like 3.1 Philip Lim and Vena Cava have sent models down the runway sporting this style. If you were amazed with the costuming and style of The Great Gatsby, half-moon nails may be the perfect manicure trick to add to your arsenal.


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Now we have to know... are you in love with the half-moon mani?

Or is this look too old-school or not your style? If you've done this one before, what colors did you use? We want to know what you think, so leave us a line below.

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