Thursday, 6 February 2014

Watermelon Nails

Get your teeth stuck into these sweet and juicy
fruity summer nails

While I find watermelon a bit too watery a fruit for my taste I do enjoy their confusing texture and think they are a very aesthetically pleasing fruit 

So why not put them on your nails! Side note when I went to Bali last year I discovered yellow watermelon! What??? Yeah true story :) here's a pretty pic

In my humble opinion it is way more exciting eating yellow watermelon, so exotic... but for the purpose of this nail design we are going with the classic pink

You will need:

Base coat - Essence Studio Nails 24/7
Mint Green - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet
Coral - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Coral Reef
Forest Green - China Glaze Four Leaf Clover
Top Coat - Face of Australia Aussie Night
Matte Top Coat - Essie Matte About You

Start with painting your ring finger and thumb nails 2 coats mint green and painting your pinky, middle and index finger 2 coats coral and let them dry 

On the coral nails paint a kind of thick french tip in mint green. This doesn't have to be perfectly straight you want to embrace the natural rugged edges of the watermelon rind

Leave the mint green to dry for a sec and then go over the mint green with your forest green leaving a thin mint green line

Using either a dotting tool or toothpick dipped in black polish or a nail art pen add some small seed shaped blobs throughout the coral polish to be the seeds

Once that is done and dry add a shiny top coat and your watermelons are nearly good enough to eat

Our ring and thumb nails are going to be the outside of the watermelon

Once the base mint is dry take your forest green and wipe off most of the polish. Turn the brush on its side so you are using a thinner edge and drag the brush vertically up the nail to create 3 - 4 rugged dark green and mint green stripes. 

I though it would be fab to use a matte top coat on these 2 nails so I am and you can too if you so desire

Good enough to eat but I don't recommend ;)

It's a watermelon INSIDE a watermelon! Watch and be happy. Repeat.

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