Thursday, 22 August 2013

NOTW | Watermelon Nails Tutorial


Hello there gorgeous!
Slightly different NOTW this week - I have an actual tutorial! I've never done one of these before and I really enjoyed doing it.
As it's still kind of summer, I decided to do Watermelon Nails. I think they look really different although they work best on longer nails I think they could be adapted with shorter nails.

I used basic colours for this, red/green & a black nail art polish. A top coat also helps to make them shine. 

 step one | This is a handy tip for neatness! - get yourself some sticky labels, cut them into the size in the picture and place it in the appropriate place so you get a neat cut between the tip and the nail. Then, do a base coat, this keeps your nails in tiptop condition when using pigmented colours such as greens/reds.

step two | Paint the green tip (don't go over the white paper, go white paper to the end of the tip)  I used 'NYC High Line Green' which was a favourite in 2012 - I hardly use it anymore! Then paint the next section red, be careful you don't go near the green..stick to the paper line. For the red colour, I used Rimmel 'Passion' which is an old nail polish, but a good one!

step three | When these nail colours have dried, add a top coat. I used my LA colours one but you can obviously use anyone that works best. Let this dry and add your black polka dots for the seeds. I used a black nail art pen, this works perfectly because it has a small 'nib' for detailing - don't use anything too thick and don't go to the top of the red colour. Remember, seeds of a watermelon are sparse at the base.

step four | When the black is dry, add another top coat. Make sure everything is dry so it doesn't smudge - you don't want the black to merge into the red.
When everything's dry, peel away the white label. You should be left with a really neat line separating the colours - if not, don't worry, use a cotton swab with some polish remover and gently go over the white line.


Will you be doing this tutorial?
Fan of nail art?
Thanks for reading!
Zofia 
XO

16 comments:

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    1. Haha, thank you very much Holly! xoxo

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  2. I'm definitely going to be doing this to my nails soon! Great post :)

    j4miejohnston.com

    Jamie ♥

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    1. Great, share any photos on twitter! @lilmisspradaxo

      Zofia xo

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  3. This is adorable! Perfect for summer!

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  4. Cool tutorial, looks easy! :)
    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  5. So cute! Where do you get your nail wheels from?

    Demi | Kiss and Makeup

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    1. Hello Demi! Thanks for your comment,
      My nail wheels are from amazon,

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VN85J2/ref=asc_df_B007VN85J214551710?smid=A3FFMSZ3IZ7I2R&tag=pr-hpc-mp-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22222&creativeASIN=B007VN85J2&ascsubtag=f0120824d20eff58ee806ab0a1aa5296

      Zofia xo

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  6. I love doing strawberry nails, it's one of my fave designs! xx

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ooooh, I'll have to google them! xx

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  7. These look amazing! I'll definitely be trying it. xx

    Jordan-Alice

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    1. Ahhh Jordan, that's great! Tweet a picture @lilmisspradaxo if you do!

      Zofia xo

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  8. They look so pretty!! xx

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Zofia xo

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