I’ve been trying to branch out lately and try the sorts of nail art things that I haven’t done before, so I have here my first moon manicure, using OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies and Dior’s Grege.
I used those binder hole reinforcements as the guide for these moon crescent shapes. I started with two coats of OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies for the first layer, since I wanted a dark, bluish flash at my cuticle. My idea was to try to have a nude color for the rest of the nail, so I tried one of the new Diors from the Nude Collection. In the bottle Grege looked like it would be close to my skin tone, but it turned out a bit darker and greyer than my skin. I think it worked out okay here, anyway. It’s also a little bit lighter when it’s not layered over a dark blue!
So I used two coats of Grege. I found out on my right hand that this works best when you peel the guide off immediately after finishing the last coat of polish. I did have to let it sit long enough to do two coats of Grege, but I then pulled the guide off of each nail right after painting the second coat, and then moved on to the next nail. At first I wasn’t sure about this look, but the longer I wore it, the more I liked it. The purple moon shape is such a pretty, kind of mysterious flash of color. It would catch my eye when I moved my hands. These pictures were taken after about five days of wear, because the weekend was busy and then this week was really rainy. So it also held up pretty well for all those layers.
OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies is from this holiday’s Skyfall Collection, and Dior’s Grege is from the recent Nude Collection, so they’re both still available in stores.