Easy Half Moon Mani DIY

MoonMani Hello, friends! Are you ready for this trendy mani? Psst, it’s also really easy too! I love how simple it is to up your mani game with this technique. I couldn’t help myself and just had to add a little glitz with some crystals I picked up from the craft store. You can absolutely keep it simple with just the half moon look OR give into the sparkle and add a little shine. 😉

-small, stiff makeup brush
-polish remover
-polish of your choice
-top coat
reinforcement labels

MoonManiStep One: Place the reinforcement label on the bottom of your nail. Secure it as much as possible. This won’t keep all the polish from running, but it does provide a good base and makes it much easier to clean up! For this mani, I found it easier to do one nail at a time.

Step Two: After your label is in place, paint on two coats of polish. Immediately and carefully remove sticker. Don’t worry, it won’t be perfect yet!

Step Three (Optional): While the polish is still wet, drop a crystal in the center of your nail.

MoonMani MoonMani MoonMani Step Four: Using a stiff makeup brush and polish remover, clean up the entire area to achieve the sharp, half moon look.

Step Five: Apply 1-2 coats of top coat to secure your crystal and give it a beautiful shine. Repeat steps for each nail.

MoonMani MoonMani All done, babes! Such a beautiful modern look and so festive! Lots of love, Sav.

Credits//Author: Savannah Wallace. Photography: Isabel Jones

  • Loving this half moon look, especially since it reminds me of the 50s. Going to try this for christmas!

  • I love the vintage vibes from the half moon shape and the festive red and touch of sparkle make this the perfect festive manicure!


  • Try doing a thinner first! it’s less likely to bleed under the sticker and will give you a nice crisp line 🙂

  • I don’t really see the point of the reinforcement sticker if it didn’t even really do anything and the nail polish runs all over the place. I would recommend just painting the nail about halfway, attempting a half-moon with the nail polish brush, and then cleaning up with the polish remover and stiff brush.

  • This mani is so cute and easy. Gonna try it on Christmas eve. Also loved how easily you explained each steps. 😀

  • It’s so cute! I love it. Will do it for the Holidays 🙂
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  • looks fab 🙂 I love a freshly painted nail

    Mel x


  • This is such a cute look and very festive! I love thet shade of red, it’s so classic!!


  • My mother in law told me that’s how girls use to paint their nails. They’d say don’t paint the moon.

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