Evening Manicure For Short Nails – Day 4

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elegant nail art for short nails

Just in time for the weekend, here’s an evening manicure idea for short nails. This elegant dark red and gold design is based on a Gothic Moons manicure I did a while ago. I wasn’t too optimistic it would work, but I gave it a go and it’s actually perfect. The light gold edgy half moon details break up the plain dark red nail space and visually elongate the nail shape. The curvy lines form a sharp end giving this manicure a sexy femme fatale vibe without going over board. This manicure looks great glossy or mattified.

Another great bonus, this eternally elegant nail design is very quick to do!


  1. Paint all nails in champagne gold colour.
  2. Without waiting for it to dry using dark red polish paint the curvy part on each nail. Starting from the bottom of the nails and twisting the nail brush to create the curve.
  3. If some curves didn’t turn out too perfect fix the mistakes with a striping nail art brush. With gold polish – elongate the sharp ends to make them all the same length or  with a dark red polish fix the curves at the nail bed.
  4. Add 1-2 coats of a quick drying glossy or matte top coat and you’re done!

*Alternatively, you can use nail art stencils like these heart tips to do the spikey details. Paint your nails in dark red, wait till it’s dry and then attach stencils on all nails at the nail bed with a spikey part pointing toward the nail tip. Fill it in with gold nail polish. Remove the stencil and apply top coat.

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Wearing:  Delicate Crown Ring.

So what do you think about this evening manicure idea for short nails? Have you tried doing edgy moon nail art before?

If you try this nail design, I’d love to see you work – Tweet or Instagram me a photo with the tag #sonailicious.

– Maria, xx

P.S. This is the fourth post from the Nail Designs For Short Nails series. See previous post – Minimalist Nail Art For Short Nails.

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