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


    Image via Revlon

    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, 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


    Image via April Daniels Hussar

    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


    Image via April Daniels Hussar

    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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