Sunday, July 29, 2012

Watermelon Nails!

Did you miss me? ;) I'm behind in my manicure schedule for two reasons: 1) School is kicking my butt and 2) I did a guest blog post, thus taking up manicure time! I generally change my nails every 4-5 days, but creating a manicure for my guest post set me back a bit since I can't share that one with all of you yet! I'll post a link when it goes up in August...it's awesome! Hehehe!

I finally got around to doing some nail art that I've been contemplating for awhile. Watermelon nails! Does anyone else mull over nail art ideas for some time until you can picture exactly how you'll do them in your head? I hate sitting down without a game plan! And my perfectionism doesn't help the cause...I must have thought about these for a month or so. Anyways, these are the perfect summer nails because they're seriously juicy looking! I started out by polishing my nails with OPI Alpine Snow. Then I used China Glaze Smoke and Ashes (my new favorite black?) and an orange stick to create seeds by placing a dot and then dragging it down a bit. This only worked because I used a jelly polish over the seeds. If you don't use a jelly, you'll need to do the seeds AFTER your watermelon color! Notice I left room at the bottom for the rind? :)

Watermelon Nails

Watermelon Nails

Then I placed striping tape just below the seed line. I polished Zoya Kate (Birchbox) above the striping tape and Zoya Ivanka below the striping tape. Afterwards I pulled the striping tape off and viola! Juicy watermelon nails! Enjoy! :)

Watermelon Nails

Watermelon Manicure

Watermelon Manicure

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