I Want…

a Moon Manicure.

If your nails are anything like mine, they start looking a little sad and neglected this time of year. They need a moon manicure! This retro trend is making a comeback, and the nice thing is you can do it right at home. If you don’t want to go quite this dark, do a deep mauve or cerulean shade for an equally nice contrast. Here’s how:

1) Lacquer nails with two coats of gunmetal (example: CND Enamel in Hyde in the Dark). Allow at least five minutes for the polish to dry.

2) Sweep nail adhesive (example: Kami Nail Foil adhesive) over the polish. It will change from white to clear matte when dry.

3) Place a strip of gold foil—shiny side facing down (example: Kami Metallic gold and silver foil) over your nail, tap three to four times with your fingertip to deposit the pigment, then peel off. Repeat with the silver foil.