Tuesday, May 5, 2015


What screams Summer and warm weather more than watermelons? I highly associate this fruit with lazy days out in the sun, what about you? This is actually a recreation of a manicure I did over two years ago, so I thought it was time to try it out again. I remember being very pleased with the result back then, I am proud to say that I have developed my skills a lot since then. You can find the old version on my Instagram, here.

Same polishes now as then, but different tools and nail shape. This wonderful textured coral is Itty, Bitty & Gritty from China Glaze (it is just perfect in a watermelon-mani, right? Actually looks like the real pulp). Just one coat needed for full coverage, and after that dried I painted my tips with the light green Twiggie from Color Club. Using a small nail art brush, I did the darker stripes with China Glaze Running In Circles. The white line is done with acrylic paint and a striping brush, and the cores are made with the tiniest end of my dotting tools and black acrylic paint. I chose to not use any top coat to keep the texture as rough as possible.