Monday, April 18, 2011

Hot Half Moon: Color Club I Always Get My Man-darin

Hello ladies,

The city of Philadelphia is decorated with brightly hued tulips. I found the urge to mirror their cheerful tones in today's manicure.

With a tiny brush, I created the half moons freehand style. An easy method is to paint a vertical line from the cuticle area upward and form an arch on either side. Because Ultra-Astral is a glitter polish, I first defined the half moons using Raspberry Rush. I couldn't resist adding a coordinating orange rhinestone.

While I love the look of the glitter French tips, I found Ultra-Astral difficult to sweep across the nail in a perfect curve. I would recommend layering the Starry Temptress Colors over a thinner neon of the same hue. This method worked flawlessly for the half Moon. I will try it for the tips in the future.

I Always Get My Man-Darin is a yellow-orange polish with diaphanous green shimmer. This shade appears more yellow in bright light and soft orange in medium to low light. I wore this polish without embellishment for a day before adding the funky french and the half moons. I painted two coats over a whitening base, which left a hint of visible nail line. This manicure shows two additional coats for opacity.

I hope my hot half moon manicure brought a glow to your day.

The polishes featured in this post were sent to me for review. I Always Get My Mandarin and Raspberry Rush are from the Wicked Sweet Collection. Ultra-Astral is part of the

For a chance to win the seven piece set of neon glitter polishes, stop by the

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. SO CREATIVE!! Your flowers are looking FABULOUS (my tulips are just about to bloom!!) and I LOVE your pineapple ring - love, love, love!

  2. I love this color combo, I have used similar colors, but never thought of the half moon. I love it, it is so creative, especially with the stone on the half moon.

  3. Brooke: So glad you like the manicure! Thank you! My ring is a little deceptive. It's an owl much of the time, but it occasionally masquerades as a pineapple or a fish. Tricky! <3

    Michelle: Thanks so much! You know I will never miss an opportunity to use a rhinestone. ;)

  4. I love the manicure. The color combination is hot! Reminds me of a parrot tulip.

  5. Nature is always inspiring.The colors that we wear are most from the natural surroundings.The spring time which is so vibrant in color and sunshine has to effect us in our dressing.beautiful attractive nails.

  6. It certainly did bring a glow to my day - I saw it in my blogger and immediately knew I was going to like it :D !
    I love yellow-oranges.

  7. I do think reversed manicure is preety thow i wander how it looks in orange and pink. efrat

  8. This mani reminds me a little to my country flag, Spain


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