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How To Nail The Half-Moon Manicure

We've been known to stop and stare, mouths agape, when we see a set of truly tricked-out tips. We guess you could call us admirers from afar. After all, there's no way we have the steady hand required for nail art. Or, could we?

Our beliefs changed when we realized it's possible to master one of our favorite modern manis — the half-moon — without breaking a sweat. In fact, it's not only simple, but striking and office-appropriate, too. Best of all? If we make a mistake, there's a surefire way to clean up our stray polish.

So, it goes without saying we're over the moon (ha, ha) for this easy-to-execute nail look — we'll be donning this design for months to come.

Photographed by Julia Robbs.

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We've been known to stop and stare, mouths agape, when we see a set of truly tricked-out tips. Guess you could call us admirers from afar. After all, there's no way we'd have a steady enough hand required for nail art. Or, could we?

Our beliefs changed when we realized it's possible to master one of our favorite modern manis — the half-moon — without breaking a sweat. In fact, it's not only simple, but striking and office-appropriate, too. Best of all? If we make a mistake, there's a surefire way to clean up our stray polish.

So, it goes without saying that we're over the moon (ha, ha) for this easy-to-execute nail look. We'll be donning this design for months to come.

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Photographed by Julia Robbs.