How to Do Elegant White & Gold Nails With a Half-Moon Manicure

by ImGirlYouDontKnow
3 Materials
15 Minutes

Today, we’ll be doing a half-moon manicure with white and gold nails. This is one of my favorite manicures; it’s very easy to do and turns out so pretty, so if you’ve been on the lookout for white and gold nail designs, you’re in luck. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • White nail polish
  • Gold nail polish
  • Top coat
Paining nails gold

1. Apply gold nail polish

For the base, I picked out this gorgeous golden color. The gold I’m using is very true to gold and isn’t a yellow-gold, which I love. It works beautifully for white and gold nail designs.

Apply two coats of the gold base to each of your nails. Before moving on to the next step, make sure your nails are fully dry. If the polish isn’t dry, you’ll smudge your whole manicure and ruin it. You don’t want to start all over, so make sure to keep this in mind!

Applying white nail polish over the gold color

2. Apply white nail polish

Next, grab your white nail polish. I love white nail polish - it’s the most used polish in my entire collection and for good reason.

For this step, apply the polish to your nails and it’ll be like you’re painting your nails all over again, but this time you’re leaving some space between your cuticles.

The polish should be curved around the nail and not straight as this is how you achieve the half-moon nail design.

How to do half-moon nail art

If you need to add a second coat of white polish to make it more opaque, let the original coat dry first so you don’t ruin the manicure.

Applying a top coat over the white and gold nail design

3. Apply a top coat

Finish the look by applying a top coat. Personally, I love having my nails glossy but if you want a different variation to your half-moon nails, you can make the white polish matte and that’ll look just as awesome.

Half-moon white and gold nails

Half-moon white and gold nails tutorial

Here’s the finished half-moon manicure design! Half-moon nail art is pretty easy to do and doesn’t take any special talents or tools to achieve this gorgeous design, which is why I love it so much.

You can do it in different variations, different colors, or anything that your heart desires! Let me know if you decide to try this out.

Products used:

White and gold polish from 786 Cosmetics

Suggested materials:
  • White nail polish
  • Gold nail polish
  • Top coat

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