New Moon

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I am in awe of the “Half-Moon Manicure” (also called the reverse-French). This look became popular in the 1930’s and has been in and out of fashion since then… This year, it has made a huge comeback.

My late gran also wore this style way back when, and once told me that it was to supposedly allow the nail to “breathe”, well we know now that that is myth, right?

If you do your nails at home, have a peek at this simple tutorial, by Hillary Fry from Solessence.

Even though it was mostly red that was worn in the 30’s, I do love the modern twists so much more. Try this look with two contrasting tones in any shade that inspire you.

Enjoy trying this at home!

*Pic used with permission from Hillary Fry (Solessence)

  • http://twitter.com/JustKimL/status/230904626424201218/ @JustKimL

    “@StyleScoop: New Moon: I am in awe of the “Half-Moon Manicure” (also called the reverse-French). This look… http://t.co/iqGbVFL8

  • http://twitter.com/CreativeNailDes/status/233351390842470401/ Creative Nail Design (@CreativeNailDes)

    Nice for Shellac!!!! http://t.co/uzgJ7wrX

  • http://twitter.com/CNDKZN/status/233356899574222848/ Nail Fashionista (@CNDKZN)

    RT @StyleScoop: New Moon: I am in awe of the “Half-Moon Manicure” (also called the reverse-French). This look… http://t.co/GZSfzLeX

  • http://twitter.com/CNDKZN/status/233356941567590401/ Nail Fashionista (@CNDKZN)

    RT @CreativeNailDes: Nice for Shellac!!!! http://t.co/uzgJ7wrX

  • http://www.solessence.com Hillary Fry

    Thanks for the lovely link Jo-D, and I enjoyed reading how you came to love the half moon mani too. I took the photos for this tutorial last November so went with the holiday silver & red. It is so much fun to try with other, non-traditional colors!

    • Nail Fashionista

      Thanks for your contribution Hillary, we are having a 1920″s party soon, i cannot wait to show this look off…. it is lovely!!!