Jewel Toned Half Moon Nails with Julep and OPI

by - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I had a family wedding the other week and decided to put together some fun jewel toned nails to make my outfit pop! Half moons seem to be a popular design choice for me these days and I think part of that is because they're just so easy to do and they look so nice.

Let's take a better look at the design!

I actually wore a black suit with faux-leather detailing and cropped pants for the wedding, so my look was pretty streamlined and professional. I also had these huge, gorgeous costume jewelry earrings on... I wish I had pictures to share! Also since I didn't get home until a few days after the wedding my nails have a bit of wear and tear. But I just liked them so much I had to make a post. :)

I started out with a base of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. on most of my nails and then used some decals to fill in the majority of the nail with Julep Evelyn and when that dried I did more moons with the gold and with Julep Angela. The accent nails are a base of either Julep Angela or Evelyn (one of each per hand) with larger half moons with the OPI at the bottom. I locked the whole thing in with a layer of top coat for extra shine.

This was a really fun look to do, though it did take me a while. And stupid me left getting dressed and putting my makeup on until after I did my nails, which means my lovely mother helped me get ready far more than any mother-of-a-late-20's-daugher should ever have to. Love you mom! Haha.

What kind of nails do you like to wear for special events? Pops of colour? Neutrals? I'd love to hear!

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  1. This is such an interesting design. I like the colors in here too.

  2. This is so funky and cool! I usually just try to sort of match or coordinate with my outfit for special events, I definitely don't go with neutrals.

  3. Love your original design. It is classy and funky at the same time! For events, it depends... (That rhymes :P) Sometimes I like to wear one special glitter indie, sometimes I like to go nail art. And then sometimes, the event already requires too much time and I have to make do with simple, which I don't like at all, but it's better than naked nails....

  4. I love this design!! It's very art deco and the polishes you chose came out edgy and regal at the same time!! Love. Angel. Music. Baby is one of my favorite polishes!!! I find myself using it often!!

  5. This design looks so cool, like a piece of art design!

  6. This is so cool! I love it! I never would have thought to do opposite half moons on the tips, but it looks great on you!

  7. Great modern color pairing here, and I'm really digging the retro vibe of the patterns. When you add all the elements together, it makes for a very edge design!


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