Juicy Watermelon Nail Art
1 bottle basic green nail polish (Exotic Green by Sinful Colors $7)
1 bottle of light green nail polish (Absolutely Shore by Essie $8)
1 bottle of reddish pink creme nail polish (Rose by Julep $14)
1 bottle of black patent or matte nail polish (Licorice by Essie $8)
25 toothpicks or a dotting tool (Sephora Nail Art Set with mini brush and dotting tool $10)
1 quick dry topcoat polish or drops (Sephora by OPI Quick Dry $14)
1. Cut cuticles and remove any stray polish. Clean nails with alcohol before applying any paint.
2. Apply base coat to every nail, wait 1 minute.
3. Apply 1 coat of basic green polish to a select number of nails, wait 1 minute.
4. Apply second coat of green to the same nails, wait 2 minutes.
5. Apply 1 coat of reddish pink nail polish to remaining unpainted nails, wait 1 minute.
The Watermelon Rind
1. When green nails are dry, use a dotting tool or toothpick to paint uneven vertical lines from the base of the nail to the tip.
**HELPFUL TIPS – apply lines using a fresh toothpick for each nail because tacky polish tends to stick to the nail bed. Remember to close the bottle of polish between each use so paint does not dry out.
2. Apply topcoat to nails with the green base.
The Watermelon Fruit
1. Swipe light green polish in a slight arch along the nail tip over the pink base, using a tool or a brush. Wait 1 minute.
2. Use polish brush to paint basic green along the tip, leaving a thin line of light green exposed between pink and the far edge of the tip. This is the watermelon pith and rind. Allow to dry 2 minutes.
3. Use a tool to lightly touch black polish in an uneven pattern over the pink base. These are the watermelon seeds. If polish goes on too thick, use the fine point of the toothpick to pull the paint slightly towards the tip in a teardrop shape.
4. After 2 minutes, apply topcoat.