I got inspiration for this nail art from Dita von Teese's book Your Beauty Mark (review here). Apparently, her nail trade-mark are red nails with shimmery white moons at the root of her nail. I'm not all about that white shimmer life to be honest, but when she talked about a version involving black with red moons and a little gimmick, I raised my eyebrow.
These so-called 'Louboutin nails' have the same trade mark as the shoes: the red sole. On the nails, this translates to a red coloured tip-bottom (what's the word?!) as a sneaky surprise. Along the process I found out that this probably works 10x better on artificial nails as those tend to be longer and thus having a bigger 'tip space'. My nails are relatively short (compared to artificial nails) which resulted in a bloodbath (...of red nail polish) underneath my nail. Oh well, you live and you learn.
Making the moons wasn't easypeasy either. I only had a tiny brush and not the best lighting, so I kind of just winged it. The result was definitely not mess-free, but hey, for a first timer, it was alright. I recently picked up a neat brush by Kiko in a moonshape though! Should make making the moons a lot easier.
Excuse the messy bottle, sunshine exposes all The Ugly.