Revlon's 'Moon Candy' Manicure Is Out of This World & Easy to Do Yourself (PHOTOS)

Revlon Nail Art Moon CandyI first saw Revlon Nail Art "Moon Candy" in a magazine ad that really caught my eye. (Something along the lines of ... OOOH SHINY!) 

I've tried a lot of glitter polishes, but this one had a cool quality to it that seemed a little different. I really like the iridescent quality, and I was curious to see if I could re-create the look I liked at home, without the help of a professional manicurist (or Photoshop!).

What do you think? You like?

  • Revlon 'Moon Candy' Manicure

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    Here's the ad that caught my eye!

    If Emma Stone can do it, why then so can I!

    Revlon Nail Art "Moon Candy" (about $6 or $7 at drugstores) comes in 10 shades, each of which has two colors in one set. I decided to try "Universe," which is a dark, dark plum/raisin shade with a sort of golden iridescent sparkle side. But I wanted to try to get the effect pictured in the very top photo above -- the sort of blingy French manicure.

  • Step 1

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    Following the instructions on Revlon.com, I painted two coats of the dark base coat. I was impressed by how luxurious and glossy the base coat was. (This photo for some reason makes the color a little more black than it really is. It is pretty dark though.)

  • Step 2

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    Next, I painted a thick "tip" of the glitter top coat. I found that the first pass left almost no glitter ...

  • Step 2 1/2

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    But by dabbing more on in a second/third layer, I got a thicker coat of sparkle! I just did that with all my nails, dabbing a little more glitter on if there were any bare-looking spots. I was pretty pleased with the results. I mean, of course they don't look as "out of this world" as they do in the magazine ad, but they look pretty good! I even found that doing my right hand wasn't so hard; it doesn't really matter if you mess up a little because you're not trying to create perfect, hard lines.

  • Finished Look

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    Look, ma, my right hand!

  • Finished Look 2

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    Voila! I really like it! I would definitely recommend Moon Candy; it's very affordable and very easy to use. No, my mani doesn't look like the magazine ad, but it's a pretty fun, blingy look that was really easy and quick to achieve. Next time I want to try one of the blue colors, or experiment with maybe only one glittered nail on each hand, or a reverse look of the one I created. The sky's Outer space is the limit! (Ha!)

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