Hi lovely readers,

I thought it might be time for some nail art. I initially tried to replicate Samantha Ravndahl's (from Batalash, @ssssamanthaa on Instagram) super iconic black negative space mani, but I ended up having a really hard time so I settled for regular negative space half-moons.

Frankly, I've never tried half-moons before and thought they would be way easier! I used hole-punch reinforcers to create the half-moon shape, and ended up needing to clean up quite few lines with a small brush and acetone.

The colours I used are China Glaze Queen B (my FAVOURITE one-coat blue!) and Darling Diva Polish Ringer, which is a dupe for MaxFactor Fantasy Fire. I sealed it off with a coat of Sally Hansen Big Shiny. I'm still pretty happy with the end result, but I don't think I would do half moons again!

Have you tried any new nail art lately?

Lexie xx


  1. You You (marlenkablog)1 March 2015 at 10:15

    Nice one!

  2. I've been loving the negative space trend in nails and makeup going on lately, but my nails are pretty short and I don't really have any tools to experiment with it.

  3. Lexie, this half manicure looks really particular and, for experience, I say by doing it in the "negative space mode" you've saved some extra time!
    Me too, I've tried half moons once and I like it but the regular one took so much time and efforts, really so much, that I didn't do it again! :(
    Have a wonderful weekend and xoxo

  4. You can do it with plain old tape and scissors! :)

  5. I've never tried negative space or half moon looks, but I always like them on instagram! I think this looks cool but I can see how it can be a real fuss to do.