Monday, February 27, 2012

Makeup Monday: Moon River Manicure



I had a completely different post planned for today (skincare) but had to reschedule for next Monday (it will 100% be posted next Monday!), so I scrambled to get this one together before midnight. Because I'm sure you all are tired of me saying "Makeup Monday...on Tuesday!" It just doesn't have the same ring to it.



I was inspired by these Kate Spade shoes that I posted here, so I chose a gold and turquoise combo. I thought of adding the black detail, but really liked it without it. Maybe next time!
 
Of course, I'm not claiming I invented this method of half moon manicures - it's been around forever. But if you haven't done it before, I also included a step by step tutorial. I hope you enjoy!


Here's what I used: paper reinforcements (found in the office aisle of most stores), Orly Rubberized Basecoat, Ginger + Liz Got My Groove Back, MAC Salad Dressed, Out The Door fast drying top coat.





61 comments:

  1. ooooh, beautiful!

    can't stop looking... at the... pretty shineys...

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  2. LOVE the color choices for this look! Perfection!

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  3. Pretty nails like yours make me wish I didn't bite mine. :P The turquoise and gold combo is perfect.

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  4. fun & fresh which is awesome for spring!!

    love it!

    kareindie.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great tutorial! I would have never thought to try the paper reinforcers. Thanks!

    XOXO, Lindsey

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  6. Love it! I'm so trying that.

    http://reverseclothing.blogspot.com/

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  7. beautiful! i want to try that but i bet it's going to be a messy and not half as neat as yours! ;(
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  8. I can't wait to try this. You made it look so easy.

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  9. Oh, I love this! The colors remind me of this awesome vintage fabric that I have. Right now I have a turquoise and silver manicure but I'm loving the gold too.
    xoxo
    Michelle
    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  10. so so cute!!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful colour choices!!

    www.vivikstyle.blogspot.com

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  12. Love this! I will definitely try it!
    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  13. I love, love, love it!!! Will do, thanks!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love this nail tutorial! looking forward to more in the future!

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  15. love it! I'm definitely gonna have to try!

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  16. Wowza! We are on the same wave length today! Just painted my nails like this only I used the new red from MAC and a mint. :) Love this.

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  17. it helps if you cut a little slit in the reinforcements. that way you can help them shape to your nail better!

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  18. Love this, aaaaaand I'm copying to. So fun!

    http://rebeccahearts.com

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  19. Wow! i love this! The color combination is fabulous and it is so simple but looks uber luxe!
    great photos btw!!

    xx
    -S

    http://www.gingerandlace.blogspot.com

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  20. Using paper renforcements = genious! Thank you for this amazing tip!
    Material Fixations

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  21. Love it!!! *Hmm maybe that is why mine never turn out so great I always wait till they dry and I never use to press down the edges :/

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  22. Beautiful and it seems very easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love the name of this manicure, and they look very delicate as well!

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  24. Great! I like it! Looks really good!
    I'll gonna try it!! Good idea and combination

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  25. Those look so pretty! I'll have to give it a go!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.blogspot.com

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  26. This is ace. And so easy. Hmmm, I now need to get me some hole reinforcer from work to make this happen to my nails!

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  27. omg this is such a good idea! so many color combinations popping in my head now!

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  28. Ah I love the colors together!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  29. I follow the same process, but my nails never look so profesional...

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  30. awesome color combination! i will try doing this with those paper reinforcements ;)
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  31. SO COOL! thanks for the awesome idea!
    gigi- beauty and food blogger @ http://gigikkitchen.blogspot.com/

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  32. i was wondering how people were getting the perfect arches! i neeeed to get better at doing my own nails to save my pennies
    in dramatic fashion

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  33. Oh I definitely want to try this manicure! It looks great and I love the colors you used!
    http://lindseyyoung.net

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  34. Love the color combo!!! amazing for spring!!

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  35. I saw you on Vogue/Allure (can't remember). Congrats! Love your blog.

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  36. haha what a cute tutorial! i need to get my hands on some of that gold polish!
    i ALWAYS love your tutorials! nicely designed and dummie-proofed!
    XO JAnnine


    http://FashionistArg.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful look for such a simple technique! xo


    Besos,
    Lela
    (I'd love if you checked out my fashion blog/shoe blog/etc!)

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  38. Ooh that's great! Thanks for sharing. I just posted my latest manicure on my blog. I made a "French manicure with a twist"
    Check it out if you want some more ideas :)

    /Linda
    http://www.lindalind.com/blog

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  39. LOVE this post! thank you for showing how to do it so well!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  40. These two colors are amazing together!!!

    http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

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  41. I love this tutorial! I'm definitely looking forward to trying this out myself.

    Gabriella

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  42. Wonderful tutorial, i love the colors.

    http://www.descontraidas.com/

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  43. omg i completely love this, I've tried something similar before but it only comes out good in one hand :(

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  44. I love this!!! Really thanks for the great tip!!

    http://lipsnstick.blogspot.com

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  45. Great idea, I love this, and I want to try. I've already tried some others fancy manicures, you can see them here : Fancy nails on my blog
    Bye and kiss from Paris
    Trip in my dressing

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  46. Ingenious!

    http://carryon-blog.blogspot.com/

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  47. Using the paper reinforcements is so clever! Can't wait to try this with all sorts of color combos :)

    http://jupiterhearts.blogspot.com/

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  48. WOOW, GREAT IDEIA!!
    XOXO, telmasofiia.blogspot.com

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  49. This seems surprisingly easy and fun. I will have to try it.

    I've been coveting your turquoise nail color--I believe I saw it in some outfit post and glad to finally know the name. Thanks for this!

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  50. Very great idea :)

    www.prettyharbor.com // Jewellery

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  51. I'm a new follower and I loved this post! the colors you picked are so pretty. And I never would have thought to use paper reinforcements! I'm going to have to try this :)

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  52. Ooh this is great! I'm not much of one for makeup but your blog always makes me want to try!

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  53. Hey Keiko Lynn,
    I loved this tutorial so much, I had to try it right away. If you want to, you can check out the results on my little blog:
    http://jedentagsilvester.blogspot.com/2012/03/face-it-moon-river-notd-2032012.html
    It's in German, but there's pictures, of course... ;)

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  54. Ooh I'm loving that mani! So pretty!

    http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  55. this is fantastic, thanks for posting! I had been wondering how I could do this for a while now, but alas, I was not as clever as you. haha.

    xx Niki from A Haute Mess

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  56. This is so pretty and mod!

    joliejouel.blogspot.com

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