January 24, 2013

ABC: J is for Just Busta Mauve + Studly Half-Moons

My original half-moon design for today's relaxed 31 Day Challenge went really wrong and turned into a weird 80's circus design... So I've got a double-duty post for you today! Just Busta Mauve, from Nicole by OPI, is my 'J' polish for today's ABC Polish Challenge and I embellished it with some cool square studs to make it half-moon worthy.



On my pointer and middle fingers I painted 3 coats of Just Busta Mauve by itself, and on my ring and pinkie I've layered just 1 coat of Just Busta Mauve over 2 coats of Sinful Colors Winterberry. Winterberry is a plumy taupe color with silver shimmer and I thought it would bring out the light blue sparkles in Just Busta Mauve. I really, really like Just Busta Mauve!! I was surprised it became so opaque so easily, but for future applications I will probably still layer it with something. This polish is crazy pretty and I'm sooo glad I finally picked all of them up at Target!




I *think* these cool square studs are from the Dollar Nail Art store. I really like them a lot because they're large enough to make an impact when I need one! I love the contrast of the somewhat badass square studs vs. a pretty glitter polish. Simple and effective, I totally see myself wanting to do something like this again in the near future (just no awkward stud french tip next time)!

Check out the other half-moon designs below!




And finally, don't forget to check out the other 'J' polishes Bee and Kerrie picked out for today! See you back here next Thursday for 'K'!!

4 comments:

  1. Love this! And I love all the non-traditional half moons done today!

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  2. What a stud! Haha! I had too! But seriously, love this! :)

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