Friday, June 20, 2014

Nail Art || Watermelon Nails #2

Polishes used:
Pink - Sally Hansen Hard as Nails "Mighty Mango"
Green - China Glaze "Four Leaf Clover"
Light Green - E.L.F. "Mint Cream"
Black - Revlon Nail Art Chalkboard "Study Date" (black end)

How To

This look is a little more advanced than the first watermelon look, but it is still pretty simple. You will need a dotting tool (or pencil or toothpick) and a sponge. I used the blending wedges by eyeslipsface, but I know that you can get "beauty wedges" at the Dollar Tree.

Step 1: Apply a base coat of pink/red.

Step 2: Apply the gradient with the sponge.
To do this, paint a line of white on your sponge with a line of pink right under it. You want the colors right next to each other so they will overlap and blend.
Next, pat the sponge a few times on your nails. If you want the white to be more opaque, let your nails dry and repeat the application. I went a different route, which I will explain as we go.

Step 3: Add a line of green.

Step 4: Add the seeds.
This is pretty easy. Using your tool, put a small dot of black on your nails. Then, pull towards you quickly. This should create a rounded triangle.

You will notice in the image that I have a white line on top of the gradient. I did this with the dotting tool as I wanted both the gradient and the solid line.

Step 5: Use the (dotting) tool to add light green squiggles (or straight lines) to rind of the watermelon.

Add a top coat, and you're finished!

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