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NAIL ART TUTORIAL: DOWN BY THE BAY

…where the watermelons grow. Even though it’s almost November, the weather here has been all over the place & we couldn’t help but take advantage and squeeze out one more summery nail art tutorial. Fruit nails are one of our favourites, and can really be worn year round but most gravitate towards darker clothes for the colder months. Watermelon nails are fairly easy and are a great design using bright colours.

Step 1: After applying base coat, paint nails with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure – Shrimply Devine. We have to say, we love the colours in the Sally Hansen Complete line – they’re all unique and the brush for these polishes are perfect, on the longer side and thinner than the Insta-Dri line. We used two coats of this colour for full opacity. It’s a gorgeous pink, with undertones of peach but still very bright.

Step 2: After your base colour has dried, take pieces of scotch tape and curve it around the tip of your nail. If you leave the tape straight across and you have longer nails, it won’t look like the rind of a watermelon (if you have square-tipped nails, then this will work just fine). Make sure to secure the edges of your nail so none of the tip colour leaks through. Paint tips with Orly – Green Apple (this really is a fruit filled post). We wish Orly was more accessible where we live, such beautiful colours but we have to travel so far to find it. This colour has a nice thicker formula and reminds us of the pencil crayon Laurentien French Green – which is just the colour we were going for.

Step 3: Once the tips have completely dried, peel off the scotch tape. Before you add the seeds this is the best time if you have any touch ups. We went over our tips one more time with Orly – Green Apple, so the tape line didn’t look so defined. Using a nail art brush, paint medium length black lines aka. watermelon seeds. These do not have to be all uniform, it looks funner when they aren’t so evenly spaced out. Finish with top coat to ensure all layers are sealed.

We may be trying to hold on to summer a little bit longer, but after seeing this last week on tv we had to post this tutorial. And with all the gloom and darkness of winter, it’s nice to have a summer party on your nails. This nail art would look interesting with different colours – blue rind, yellow melon, white seeds – creating all different abstract/modern looking designs. We love this nail art and it is fairly easy as well. The only trick to this design is to wait enough time to ensure the base colour will not peel with you are lifting the tape. We want to see your watermelon nail art – tweet us, or facebook us your designs!

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6 Responses to “NAIL ART TUTORIAL: DOWN BY THE BAY”
  1. TopCoatIt says:

    Back to my home, I dare not go! Oh Raffi. Ha ha! Yeah, these make me think of summer. I have Orly Green Apple as well. Does it stain the crud out of your nails? Mine are still yellow from a almost a month ago from that stuff. I’m just waiting for it to grow out.

    • Ha ha! Because we only used it for the tip of the nail, it didn’t stain. Try using baking soda or whitening toothpaste on your nails to get rid of stains. Sally’s also has a solution you can soak your fingers in if the stain is really stubborn.

  2. sexdate says:

    You have a great weblog and I like your style of writing about this stuff. Keep up the good work!

  3. Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was searching for!

  4. Awesome drawing information, really inspiring!

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