The Half Moon Manicure

Jin Soon Choi was the name to know in nails at NYFW. This is a lady who keeps good company – Rag & Bone, Marc Jacobs and Derek Lam all tapped the manicure mega to do the models’ nails at their shows.

We’re always on the hunt for ways to branch out in the nail department… what can we say? We get bored quickly. Luckily, we stumbled across Jin Soon’s nails for Tibi (aptly named ‘snow-tipped’) while we were mid-stalk on STYLE.COM, and let’s just say they got us a little bit excited.

So excited, actually, that we decided to try our own rendition.

Jin Soon’s army painted Tibi’s uneven swishes of white freehanded, but we’re going for something a bit easier (i.e. something that uses stencils so absolutely no expertise is required whatsoever).

… Introducing upside down half-moon nails. Think of it like the classic French manicure reinvented and made cool again.

Warning: this requires two out of five stars for effort, but if it makes your nails look this good, we think it’s well worth it.

By Carmen Hamilton.