Blue Half-Moon Manicure
The half-moon mani, also called a “reverse-French,” is where the moon of the nail, rather than the tip, is painted a different color. This was the style worn by actresses in the 1920’s. And it became mainstream in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
It has been back in style for quite some time. Dita Von Teese is rarely spotted without it. It is supposed to be a “burlesque” look for your nails. Whatever that means.
Of course, Siouxsie decided to give it a try.
Siouxie knows her limitations though. So she went to a salon. To her dismay, the manicurists had no clue as to what a half-moon mani was. They thought Siouxsie was nuts. Luckily, the salon owner’s 90-year-old grandmother was at the salon getting her hair styled (set?). This golden girl totally knew what Siouxsie was talking about. It turns out she was formerly credentialed as a beautician in the 1940s. And to get her license, she had to learn how to do a half-moon mani.
So this story has a happy ending. Siouxise got her half-moon mani.
Siouxsie chose silver as the base and dark blue as the top color.
In an attempt to set herself apart from the crowd, Siouxsie decided to mattify her moon mani. She applied one coat of ManGlaze’s Matte-Astrophe, which ManGlaze was kind enough to send to her, to the dark blue part only.
Here is a DIY tutorial:
If you can’t get the song from the tutorial out of your head, just go with it:
Lady GaGa: Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)