I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m terrible at nail art. I have no patience whatsoever when it comes to painting tiny details on my paws, and every time I try I end up a mess of spilled polish and tears. For the most part if I want something special, I just go get my nails done by a pro.
Awhile back I went into Her Majesty’s Pleasure for a cocktail and a mani, and I ended up with crazy cute minimalist watermelon nails. Simple and summery, it was just the kind of nail art I love, and after studying the pattern a few times, I realized I could probably recreate it on myself very easily. I gave it my best shot, and sure enough it was pretty easy to execute!
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Tips // Choose a green that compliments your pink, and using the brush that comes with the polish bottle carefully paint a very thin french manicure-style line across the tip of each nail. I like to hold the brush vertically and carefully dab along the tips! I used Deborah Lippmann’s Flowers in Her Hair.
Details // Using a dotting tool, carefully add a few black “seeds” to each nail. I like the balance of three seeds, but it’s up to you how many you add!
That’s it! Wait till your art is absolutely dry before adding a protective top coat, and treat yourself to a watermelon mojito on a patio someplace!
Originally published on XO Vain