I'm not a big fan of half moons to be honest. That's probably because every time I try to do them I mess them up and I don't like using the paper reinforcement method because it doesn't shape nicely to my nail and no matter how I peel it off my line looks messy. So I always hand paint my half moons on. Since I wanted to do another Halloween design I had a fantastic idea of doing half moon eyes! And of course I had to add something a little scary, so I thought the blood drips were a nice touch.
It's a little difficult to see, but I used Essie's Tennis Corset as the base color. I needed some kind of shimmer, and also wanted to color up the whites of my nails a tiny bit so they weren't so obvious. For the half moon eyes I used various colors of acrylic paint and for the blood drips I used Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby. As the top coat I used Butter London's Hardwear P.D. Quick Coat and I think I'm falling in love with it. If only it wasn't so dang expensive!
By the way! Did you notice a difference in my watermarks? I hope so! They're completely different and a lot less intrusive. They're still visible, but aren't distracting like the ones I was using before. Let me know what you think of them! Should I keep them, or go back to the ones I had before? I want to know your thoughts.
Want to give this design a try?