How-To | Watermelon Nails

Watermelon nails are an awesome statement for the summer, don’t you think? I’ve always been too timid to try them though since nail art is not one of my finer skills (and girls only want bloggers who have great skills). Nevertheless, one boring evening after work made me think, “oh what the heck.” And here we are! It actually wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I was able to paint them in basically 4 easy steps!

Other than the top-coat which is Revlon, I decided to paint my nails with Sinful Colors since it’s cheap and works just as well as the more expensive brands. From left to right the colors I used are “Black on Black”, “Big Daddy” (yeah, I have no idea why it’s called that), and “Innocent” (again, no idea). The top-coat is matte which takes away the excessive shine that most polishes give. It’s my favorite! It keeps my nail color lasting longer as well.

Alright, here’s what I did:

Step 1: Apply “Big Daddy” to nails.

Step 2: Apply Revlon Matte Top-Coat (see how much cooler it looks?)

Step 3: Apply “Innocent” in one smooth stroke accross top of nail. I try to do it as quick as possible because the longer I take, the shakier my hand gets.

Step 4: Apply black “seeds” onto nails with a light hand. I did mine just using the brush (I’d recommend wiping away excess paint from the brush on the inside of the bottle before applying). I hear some people like to use toothpicks or a used up pen to paint tiny details on their nails, so that might work better for you!

Try not to paint more than 4 or 5 marks per nail that way it will look more like actual watermelon. On the first hand I tried this on, I went a little dot-crazy and they kind of came out looking more like strawberries, ha! Oh well. I also finished off my nails with one more layer of the matte top-coat to keep them from chipping, but that’s your call!

Step 5 (optional): Eat some watermelon with your matching nails, so people will think you’re super cool.

All done!