Don’t ask me why but I have been utterly obsessed with watermelon. I’m going to put it down to the change of weather and just the fact it’s so refreshing. Literally I’ve had watermelon lemonade, watermelon ice lollies so needless to say when it came to my nails it was a bit of a no-brainer that I had to do watermelons on those as well!
I’m going to do a quick step-by-step of how I did them.
- I applied the red to all nails apart from the ring finger and finished with a matte top coat.
- Then I used a sheer shade on my ring finger and cured.
- I then took a bottle green shade, and painted a curve across my nail - do not cure.
- I took a lighter green and painted another curve close to it - do not cure.
- With the red from the other nails, I filled in the remaining blank space taking the colour as close to the lighter green as I could without touching it - do not cure.
- Using a small nail art brush I made tiny strokes going from the lighter green to bottle green to slightly drag and blend the two - do not cure.
- Wipe the brush and do the same from lighter green into the red slightly, when you’re happy with it, cure.
- Repeat this applying the two green curves, filling in the red, with a freshly wiped brush merge the colours and cure.
- A fine nail art brush was used for the black pips. After I cured it I then added the white for definition and cured.
- Apple a matte top coat and cure.
- I then used a dotting tool and the regular top coat to apply small dots onto my watermelon to make it juicy, cure and remove sticky layer from all nails.