Day 18–Half Moon Umbrellas | Cosmetic Proof | Vancouver beauty, nail art and lifestyle blog

Day 18–Half Moon Umbrellas

Vancouver is notorious in Canada for getting A  LOT of rain. It often doesn’t get cold enough for snow, which means that in the colder seasons, it’s just freezing rain so I thought turning my half moons into umbrellas was a great tribute to the rainy city of Vancouver! I started off with two coats of Barielle – U-Concrete-Me and then used red and blue stripers to make the half moons. I finished with black and blue acrylic paint for the umbrellas and rain. My thumb is supposed to be rain on a window pane since the thumb doesn’t have the same cuticle curve as the other fingers.

As a side note, I have been using the Elmer’s glue method for every manicure which has saved my hands and nails from copious amounts of acetone! I can’t believe we are only discovering this method now!

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Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are also taking on the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

28 comments

  1. Soooo cute, Jayne! I'm definitely going to try a similar design once I'm back in Vancouver ;)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. I can't wait to see it! Although, the weather has been fantastic the past month so the nails weren't quite representative of the weather now.

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  2. That's so cute!! I love the window on your thumb, haha!

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    1. Thank you! This nail challenge is really pushing me to be creative!

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  4. such a great idea for a mani! you see you can find inspiration anywhere

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    1. I know! The creative juices are starting to flow!

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  5. omg Jayne! This is clever hehe. It's so cute!!

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    1. Thanks Traci! People seem to like this one!

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  6. Elmers glue method..oh jeeze I'm so out of the loop what is that :)

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    1. Use Elmer's glue as your base coat and you can peel your manicures off without damaging your nails! It's brilliant for glitter!

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  7. SUCH a cute manicure! Halifax is also living up to it's rainy reputation lately.

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    1. Our weather has actually been surprisingly beautiful so I will enjoy it will it lasts!

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  8. adorable! I like the little window!

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    1. Hehe, thank you! I wanted to draw a cat looking out of it too, but I figured that would be too complicated :)

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  9. Your nails looks so cute! I like the rain drops!

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    1. Thank you! I was afraid no one would really notice the rain!

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  10. Elmers glue! It's a superb product for nails haha.

    Ps, at first glance, I definitely thought the handle of the umbrella, was a "J" for Jayne :).

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    1. haha, a couple of people have thought that too! Elmer's glue has made this whole challenge so much easier!

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  11. Those umbrellas look soooooo cute. And I didn't know Elmer's glue can be used as a base coat. Thanks! I'll definitely try that method soon.
    (^^,)

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    1. It's the latest in base coat "technology"! It's pretty awesome how easily the polish peels off!

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