Watermelon Nails

Watermelon Nails

The finished Watermelon Nail.

What you need:

  • Dotter Tool and Nail Art Brush (buy the set here)
  • Sponge (any regular makeup sponge will do, available at Shoppers Drug Mart)
  • Pink Background (we used OPI Tropical Punch, no longer sold)
  • Slightly Darker Pink Accent (we used Essie Plumberry, buy it here)
  • White (we used M.A.C. Vestral White, no longer sold)
  • Dark Green (we used OPI Don't Mess with OPI, buy it here)
  • Light Green (we used Ardene's Mint Creme, see it here)
  • Seeds (we used Essie Licorice, buy it here)
  • Base Coat and Top Coat (we used Essie, buy the top coat here, and base coat here)

What to do:

  1. Start with clean, dry nails. Paint each nail with base coat.
  2. Paint each nail with the pink background colour, two coats may be required.
  3. Use the sponge to dab on the darker pink accent colour closer to your cuticle, mimicking the colouring of a real watermelon. Don't worry if your sponged colour is not perfect - neither is real fruit!
  4. Next, use a nail art brush to paint a thin dark green tip on to your nail.
  5. Use the nail art brush again, but this time make a white line twice as thick as the green line, right below the dark green line. Ensure no pink is showing, for best results.
  6. Next, use the lighter green on top of the white line, closer to the dark green, leaving white showing farther from your tip. You can also drag lines of the lighter green on to the  darker green to your tip, to resemble the real skin of a watermelon. 
  7. With the smaller end of your dotting tool, use the black nail polish to make dots around the cuticle of your nail, resembling seeds. Drag your dots with the dotter to make teardrop shaped seeds.
  8. Paint on top coat after the seeds have dried so there is no running, and allow to dry!

Nails at the end of Step 3.

Stages of the Watermelon Skin.


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