Skip Nav
Hair
10 Fiery Shades of Red to Dye Your Hair For Autumn 2017
Tiny Tattoos
50+ Tiny Crown Tattoos That Will Make You Feel Like a Damn Princess
Hair
33 Hairstyles That Prove Kate Middleton Is the Princess of Good Bangs
Body Care
The Skin-Loving Products That Are Ethically Sourced

How to Fix Chipped Nails With a Half Moon Manicure

Minute Makeover: Salvage a Chipped Manicure, Half-Moon Style

Your makeup looks great, that pimple is disguised, and you're feeling gorgeous in general. But just as you're slipping out the door, you realise your nail polish is chipped. Now what? With some fast-drying top coat and a set of reinforcement stickers (the circular-shaped kind you find at the office supply store), you can turn your polish woes around. A cute half-moon manicure is just a minute away.

  1. Instead of removing the polish, smooth away any ragged edges with a nail file or buffer. Use a light touch so you don't scrub off the nail polish.
  2. Lay down one of the paper reinforcement stickers so that just the top half of the circle covers the bottom bit of your nail.
  3. Using a complementary colour to the polish you already have on, paint the nail above the reinforcement, covering the chips and nicks.
  4. Let the polish dry a bit and then peel off the reinforcement to reveal your new half-moon manicure.
  5. Finish with a fast-drying top coat, like OPI Top Coat ($19.95). Repeat with the rest of your nails.
Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
More From POPSUGAR
Join The Conversation
Kerry Washington OPI Nail Collection
Best OPI Nail Polish Colours
Video: DIY Metallic Nail Art Tutorial
Spring Nail Polish Colours to Buy
Ellery Hair and Makeup 2015 MBFWA Australian Fashion Week
New Beauty Products Out March 2015
Nude Nail Polish
50 Shades of Grey Makeup Products to Buy
POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards 2014: Winning Nail Products
Best Nail Colour in POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards 2014

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds