by Sarah Z. Wexler (Portland)
I’ve been obsessively watching the trailer for the new Great Gatsby movie, and it’s inspired me to bring out some roaring ’20s style—namely drop-waist dresses and moon manicures. What’s a moon manicure, you ask? Well, back in the ’20s and ’30s, when fashionable ladies painted their nails, they left the moon part natural. So I figured metallic would be a cool modern update. Here’s how to do it yourself:
1. Paint on a clear base coat, then paint the whole nail with two coats of the color of your choice (I picked black).
2. Once completely dry, take a paper-hole reinforcement sticker and cut it in half to make a moon shape.
3. Stick one above the center of each cuticle, then apply two coats of metallic-silver polish.
4. Once completely dry, peel off the sticker and apply a super-thin layer of topcoat to smooth the ridge where the colors meet.
Voilà: You’ll find yourself feeling like a regular Daisy Buchanan.