However the modern take on the 1940s nail involves painting the half moon in a contrasting colour as seen on Dita Von Teese.
Now as you can see the usual practice is to paint the half moon white and the rest of the nail red.
However given the random nature and colour of my blog I decided to put my own twist on this trend.
So my nails are painted in two different shades of PURPLE!
Now my nails are far from perfect however I think that they aren't bad for a first attempt - hopefully practice will make perfect.
My left hand is neater than my right but that is because I am right handed - and even when I paint my nails one colour the left is always neater than the right.