Watermelon Nail Art

Get your nails ready for summer  with this watermelon nail art tutorial!Since my hands are essentially in 97% of the photos on this blog, I thought I’d treat my nails to a summer manicure. This is actually my first attempt with at-home nail art, so dont worry about needing any special skills to pull this look off. Here’s how I did it:

Get your nails ready for summer  with this watermelon nail art tutorial!I used washi tape and scissors to make my guides, but you could spend two bucks on french tip guides to make this project a whole lot easier for you. You’ll also need:

– pinkish/red, green and black polish

– top coat

dotting pen tool or mini brush

Get your nails ready for summer  with this watermelon nail art tutorial!1. Paint the reddish pink color as your base.

2. Once dry, tape off the tips.

3. Paint tips with green polish, peel tape, and let dry.

4. With your dotting tool, draw on seeds with the black polish. I found it helped to pour a bit of the polish out on (a piece of cardboard/scrap paper, etc). You may also want to practice making a seed shape before putting on your nail. You could also probably get away with polka dots if you really don’t trust your freehand.

5. Apply top coat, let dry, and you’re all set for summer BBQs!

Get your nails ready for summer  with this watermelon nail art tutorial!

  • Watermelon nails always look super cute and happy! Yours look great (:

    xx Jia, honeyandgazelle.wordpress.com

    • Thank you so much Jia! I’ll probably be sporting watermelon nail art all summer long :)

  • This is super cute. I love watermelon. For a first nail art, yours looks amazing!

    • Thank you so much Elsa! Hoping to get better overtime! It’s all about mastering it with the opposite hand, ya know?!

  • Carrie Waller

    So adorable!! Can we PLEASE have a nail painting party in October when I come visit (and/or earlier)?? xo

  • Breanna

    I wish I had the patience for watermelon nails! Yours look fab :)

    • Thanks Bre! And I completely understand! If you buy the instant dry nail polish, you can do it in no time at all :)

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    So cute!!

  • love it!

  • Tan

    Heee I love it! I’ve been pretty lazy with my nails lately. As in I go to the salon and get gel polish (it lasts two weeks!). But this….this I gotta try

    • I have yet to try the gel polish, but if it last two weeks, then I need to get on that!

  • Amy @ Delineate Your Dwelling

    Cuuuuute!