Nail Art Know How: Divided Moon Mani

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Welcome to #ManiMonday, a video series in which we show you how to create original nail art designs from a new pro every month.

Ready for a new moon? This artistic nail design by N.Y.C. manicurist Jin Soon Choi finds semi-circles along the sides of your nails, rather than at the base. Divided cleanly by thin black lines, “the graphic shapes look like modern art,” Choi says.

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Since you’ll be working with a trio of different shades for this look, polish the base of your nails in a neutral tone, like beige. Find an opaque, rather than super-sheer, formula so you only need to apply one layer of it, suggests Choi, who used Obsessive Compulsive nail lacquer in Covet ($10; occmakeup.com). If you apply too many thick coats of polish over your nails, it can actually cause your mani to chip faster, she says. Now check out our step-by-step video, and brush along.

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