Half-Diamond Mani

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nail polish: 'And a Cherry On Top' SEPHORA by OPI // 'Key to My Art' Finger Paints

A twist to the well-known half-moon manicure, the half-diamond manicure is an easy way to add pizazz to otherwise, simply painted nails. To re-create this look, all you need is blue painter's tape, scissors, and two different colored nail polishes.

STEPS:
1. Paint your nails with your base color, and wait several hours for the polish to set and dry.
2. Cut 10 small strips of blue painters tape (see picture below for size reference). At the bottom of each strip, cut out a small triangle. These will be the stencils you use to get perfect half diamonds.
3. One at a time, place the stencils you made in step 2 on to your nails, and paint on your second color. Once the paint is semi-dry, slowly peel off the tape. TIP: I recommend completing one finger at a time. That way, you won't need to struggle with having tape on all your fingers.

Good luck, and feel free to comment with any questions!

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3 comments

Alyssa May Edwards said...

After doing my nails in the half moon shape today...I would much rather have done this! It's so much easier to make the triangles. They look amazing. I love the red:)

xoxo,
Alyssa

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

What a cool tutorial and a good idea. Half diamond - why didn't I think of that?
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Eleanor said...

sooo nice! :)
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