Thursday, May 8, 2014

DIY: Over the Moon


I apologize for the long hiatus, but I am back with another DIY inspired by one of my favorite boutiques, Miniola Vintage! Fuchsia has been a really hot color trend this spring, and I absolutely fell in love with the color combo. A couple of months ago, I saw this vintage inspired, half-moon spring nail photo on their blog, and thought I would give the DIY a go! Here is their blog link: Although there was not a tutorial on the blog, I decided to use my interpretative skills to try to recreate the look. How did I do?

  • NAILS:
      1. Base coat polish.
      2. Gold nail polish (I used Essie "Good as Gold"). 
      3. Fuchsia nail polish (I used Essie "Big Spender").
      4. Top Coat polish.
      5. Paper hole reinforcement stickers. You can find them in the office section of the store or here:
    • STEPS:
      1. First, clip and file your nails. Trim your cuticles if desired.
      2. Use your base coat polish, and let it dry.
      3. Next, paint one coat of the gold nail polish, and let it dry COMPLETELY. This is very important! 
      4. Use your paper hole reinforcement stickers and cover the lower third of your nails. Make sure the sticker adheres well, ensuring that there are no openings for the fuchsia nail coat to seep through.
      5. Paint the top portion of your nails using the fuchsia nail polish. Let that coat dry, and repeat this step one more time.
      6. Once the fuchsia nail coat has dried, carefully peel off the paper hole reinforcement stickers.
      7. Apply a generous coat of top coat polish to add shine and prevent nail chipping.
      8. All done! Enjoy!
      1. Pull some gold craft wire, and wrap it around a round a cylinder object about the size of your finger. I wrapped my wire around the cap of the Essie nail polish container, because it was convenient. Wrap your wire around as many times as you wish. 
      2. Use the pliers to shape the ring into your desired shape.
      3. Trim the wire with a wire cutter.
      4. Use a glue gun to glue the ends. Once the glue dries on the ends, it will prevent cuts and chafing on your fingers.
      5. Done! Enjoy! 
There you have it! Two DIY tutorials all in one package. I hope you enjoyed my interpretative Miniola Vintage inspired nail and midi ring tutorial! If you are interested in visiting their online boutique shop, you can find it here: I hope you will give these DIY projects and will give them a try! If you have any questions or would like to show me your DIY results, feel free to leave me a comment below, or tweet me via @tran_gerine. Good luck and have a great week!



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