After seeing a half-moon manicure on Rebbeca Likes Nails, I was awed and curious. I quickly did my own version, a vampy, modern half-moon. I loved it so much, I didn't take it off for days, and I couldn't stop staring at it!
The curious side of me won out, and I started researching the history of the half-moon manicure. I found that Dita Von Teese brought back the half-moon manicure. There are various photos of her on the red carpet sporting the white half moon with red nail polish.
When I researched further, I read that the half-moon actually started in the 1920's and lasted through most of the '30's. But it is a very different half-moon than the one we are acquainted with.
Below is an ad for Cutex nail polish showing the original half-moon manicure...