27 August 2010

NOTD Ruffian-inspired Moon Manicure

I've been super excited to try out the "Moon Manicure", eclipse version, ever since its debut at Ruffian's Fall 2010 NYFW Show.

(Source:  style.com)

I know I technically didn't have to wait until fall to do this mani, but I love the dark nails with the metallic, and that doesn't exactly read "summer" to me.  I know it's not yet fall...but I'm antsy and it's close enough.  My first attempt didn't pan out so well because I used nail guides...big mistake.  It left my manicure all lumpy and the lines weren't really straight.  This time, I freehanded it, and I think my results were much better.  Check out my mani after the jump!

Love, love this dark wine with the bright, neutral gold.

Polishes Used:
OPI Glitzerland (eclipse moon)
OPI We'll Always Have Paris

Much easier freehanding this manicure.  It does take a slow, steady hand, but practice makes perfect!


  1. LOVE this! I tried this mani back in spring with matte black and gold and it came up awesome! Though urs is even better. A very gorgeous combo

  2. Thank you! I think I'm going to be rocking this type of mani all fall and winter. Plus, it's a great way to hide tip-wear and rejuvenate a mani!

  3. This looks excellent on you. Good color choices and excellent application. I love Fall too, I love the colors I associate with Fall. Have an awesome weekend.

  4. Ooo I love this!!! Thanks for the idea!

  5. That moon manicure is seriously hot. I've always neglected my nails, but now I'm starting to get more into polish. I may have to give this a shot. Great job!