Sunday, March 11, 2012

Watermelon Nail Art Take Two!

Hi everyone! So I went to Lush a few weeks back and I noticed the lovely lady serving me had watermelon nail art. I'd done *actual* watermelon slices before but I thought I'd try and recreate these ones that I saw with my lovely new butter London polish Primrose Hill Picnic:


Now of course if you have seen butter London Primrose Hill Picnic, you'll know it's very much pink and not red, I just took that picture using Hipstamatic on my iPhone. The actual colour is more like this:


And it's beautiful! I love it. Unfortunately when I ordered this polish online (with two other lovelies from the new collection) I was actually sent Queen Vic instead. Yuck! Well, it's not yuck, it's just not my colour, I had my heart set on this colour so I quickly returned it and got the correct one sent. Whew!

So if you are interested in doing this popular look, I did a quick how to:


Firstly I came to the quick realisation that I didn't have a nice light green to use for the inner part of the watermelon so I went with pink :-D Well I could have used the same one from my last watermelon nail art post but I wanted a nice light colour. I ended up using Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj collection. Secondly I did another shorter tip with Essie Pretty Edgy. Thirdly I used another polish from the Nicki Minaj collection for the watermelon skin detail - Did It On 'Em. I originally chose another colour but it didn't contrast well with the Essie colour and you can probably see if you look closely. Lastly, I used a black polish to draw little seeds on the nails.


And that is it! I realised after I did the thumb nail that the other nail tips needed to be more rounded. Otherwise a pretty simple look to recreate! I wish I had asked the nice girl at Lush what colours she used.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed the post and are having an awesome long weekend if you're lucky enough to be having one :-D I think Canberra and Vic have holidays tomorrow. I'm off to have dinner and play some online games. See you next time!

16 comments:

  1. I call it ART. Your job is really amazing.

    esmaltesycia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Melisa, your blog is lovely!

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  2. Lovely! The watermelons are so cute! :D

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  3. Cute!!! The pink is so pretty too!(:

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    1. I am going through a pink phase right now, I just bought another pink polish @_@

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  4. I envy your ever-growing Butter London collection Leanne. The colours are so vivid in this design, very summery!

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    1. For the summer that never was! It's all butter London's fault, they have such tempting colours...

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  5. Wow, love this! You give such great instructions too - thanks! :)

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    1. Glad I could help, I try to do them as often as I can :-)

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  6. I also did a watermelon nail art. :) I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions. :D

    wabbit-bunny.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Breena, they look awesome, love the glitter!

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    2. Thank you so much for that. :D I'm still new with this. You're tutorials are great! :)

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  7. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing...

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  8. you should check out these awesome nail shields at www.darlingdigits.jamberrynails.net

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  9. The colours are so gorgeous, and your watermelon design sooo cute! You're very talented and I'm totally jealous. I'm trying to grow my nails a little longer so I give nail art a go. Inspirational!

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