So, I just got 5 of OPI Gwen Stefani collection today, I'm missing 2 more and I wanted to have them all. That's why I'm not posting swatches yet. Instead, I did a simple mani with 2 of them. This can also be a v-day mani idea, if you're not into all red and pink nails. I call it a heart-moon mani, because well, it's just a modified half-moon mani. And I'm not very creative with names :p
I used 4 in the Morning and Hey Baby for this mani. Tools I used are a medium size liner brush, a smaller liner or detail brush, and 2 sizes or dotting tools.
Since the base color I use here is a satin finish, I didn't top coat it. So you will see some imperfection in there. You can just change and use a regular creme polish so you can top coat it if you want.
I made a step-by-step pictorial for this mani. Hope it would help if you're interested in recreating this.
Paint your nail with the base color of your preference. Here I'm using 2 coats of OPI 4 in the Morning
With a medium liner brush, paint a half moon shape near your cuticle. Don't worry about getting a crisp edge of your half moon. I'm using OPI Hey Baby here.
Using the bigger size of your dotting tool, place 2 dots in the middle edge of your half moon.
Now using a smaller size dotting tool, place 2 more dots on each side of the big dots.
I also fixed the uneven part using the dotting tool, just dab gently to get more coverage. I know it looks messy here, but I promise it won't look this bad when you finished :)
Using a detail brush or a small liner brush and the base color (OPI 4 in the Morning), draw a heart outline shape in the middle.
Do the same with the two hearts on each side, and you're done! :)
So, what do you think? Would you wear this mani?