Step 1: Paint your nails with two coats of any shade and one layer of top coat. I chose Essie’s Ballet Slippers for my base shade. Wait at least an hour for those coats to dry.
Step 2: Cut three-ring reinforcement labels in half and put one half on the bed of your nails and stick them to your nail really well. Be sure that the stickers are a half-moon shape and not more than half the circle. The nails won’t look right if the shape is greater than half of a circle.
Step 3: Paint two coats of your half-moon polish (I used Essie's Shifting Power) from the base of your nail to the reinforcement label. A caveat: use a good nail polish here and one without glitter if possible. Older, thickened polish won’t work and neither will a sticky, glittery nail polish.
Step 4: After the half-moon color has dried for at least 30 minutes, carefully lift off the reinforcement labels. If some of the polish comes up with the labels you need to wait longer for the polish to dry. Once the labels are off, you can swipe some glitter on the half-moon if you're inclined.
Step 5: Apply a top coat and admire your work!