Watermelon Nails!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hey everyone!  I got this new green nail polish from China Glaze, and was inspired to do a Watermelon look.  As you can see, it's not like one of those looks that truly resembles a watermelon...more like a fancier version.

It was definitely a fun look to do...although it took me forever!

I uploaded the instructional video to YouTube already:  

But I'll give a quick run through of the steps here too.

What I Used:

China Glaze: Pink Voltage (Neon)
Orly: Tough Cookie (Base Coat)
Art Club Nail Art Lacquer: White
Orly Glosser
China Glaze: Turned Up Turquoise (Neon)
China Glaze: Glacier
Orly French Manicure: White Tips
Sephora by O*P*I: Mermaid

What I Did:

Step 1: Base Coat

Step 2: Two coats of Pink Voltage

Step 3: One coat of White Tips in a Deep Diagonal French

Step 4: Two coats of Turned Up Turquoise in a Shallow Diagonal French.

Step 5: One coat of the Thin Brush White over the white part.  The reason I did two coats this way was so that the turquoise would have a white base (instead of getting mixed in with the pink), yet won't have too many layers.

Step 6: Using Mermaid, I did these stripes in the turquoise.  Basically it's so it looks like the Watermelon's outside. =)

Step 7: I put Glacier over the white part (just so it'll have some sparkle to it.  I didn't want this layer to be the only one that was plain!

Step 8: I put on a top coat, then Rhinestones.  I put another layer of top coat on after that, but I don't like how this dulls out the rhinestones.  Also, Black Rhinestones would be more Watermelon-like, but I don't have any right now...some coming in the mail soon!  So I chose this nice bright green color.

And there you have it!  Watermelon-inspired nails.  As a side note, if anyone knows how to keep the rhinestones looking nice shiny, please let me know!  Thanks!