It doesn’t get much more summery than bright pink and green watermelon. Even though I don’t like the taste myself there’s no denying that it looks so pretty and inviting! I have seen this Watermelon nail art design all over Pinterest and really wanted to give it a go myself. And I’m so glad I did, it’s one of my favourite Midweek Manicures ever!
I raided my nail polish collection and decided on Models Own Hyper Gel Turquoise Gloss for the melon rind, Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Cotton for the white section, Essie Status Symbol for the melon flesh and a Black Barry M Nail Art Pen for the seeds. I also decided to get the slightly rounded shape of the rind using nailene Perfect Tips nail art tip stencils typically used for French manicures.
Lots of watermelon nail art I’ve seen has the green skin at the tip of the nail but as my nails all decided to break this weekend (waaahhh why do they all go at the same time?!) I thought I’d flip it around and have the pink melon on my tips which I think works better on shorter nails.
I started by painting my nails with Cotton to give a white base, which would make the other colours look bolder and brighter and also mean I’d only need one coat of each, which would be easier when using the nail tip stencils.
I then added on the nail stencils to each finger. I stuck and unstuck each one to the back of my hand a few times first so it lost some of its tackiness as I’ve used these before and found they pull off the base layer of polish if they’re too sticky. Once in place I painted Turquoise Gloss onto the cuticle side of my nail and Status Symbol on the rest of my nail. Whilst these polishes were still wet I used tweezers to peel off the stencil leaving nice clean lines, with the white Cotton peaking through. When the polish had dried I used my Nail Art Pen to draw on some pips and then whacked on some top coat to seal the look in place.
And that’s it! I told you it was simple! I am so pleased with how it turned out and how little time it took. I think the colours work really well together and it’s a great way to create some fun, eye catching summer nails with minimal effort. It’s also a really easy design to do for both hands as it’s not super fiddly so is easy to manage with your non-writing hand too. A summer success if I do say so myself!
What are your favourite Pinterest inspired nail art designs for summer?