Christmas is expensive. Fact.

I’m rather a fan of the festive season but I usually overspend which results with an alarming credit card bill. Not only do I go bananas buying presents, but with Christmas socialising and new clothes that I inevitably splurge on, I’m broke by New Year. This time round I’m making an effort to recycle and re-style last year’s outfits and be more circumspect with my finances.

A way to pep up any look is with a marvellous manicure, however with my economy drive in full swing, getting my nails done falls into the category of frivolous indulgence. To avoid unnecessary frittering, I’ve got a canny method of creating home made nail art that works a treat. I love a coloured half moon; I think it works particularly well with gold and a neutral shade.

All you need to create this look is two shades of nail polish and some ring enforcers. I’ve chosen the aptly named Gold Finger (similar here) and My Vampire is Buff both by OPI(who comes up with these names? I want that job).  Please excuse my Gollum/Voldemort hands.


First, paint a couple of layers of the shimmery bottom coat.

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Wait for that to dry completely, then stick the ring reinforcers on the bottom part of your nails to create a half moon.

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I’ve left a the ring finger gold to create what’s known as a ‘bling ring’.  That’s just how Rosa likes to roll.

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Then paint your top layer over the ring enforcers being careful to avoid the inside of the half moon.

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Let this dry completely.

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Carefully peel of the stickers and voila! You’ve got yourself a festive manicure.



Ok, so it’s not as perfect as it would be if it was done by a professional, but for a cheap job I think it’s pretty awesome. Also at a low lit party, all anyone will see is a flash of glamorous nails whilst clutching a cocktail.

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