16 June 2014

Watermelon nails

Hey all,

Today's manicure was a bit of a fail. I came across a couple of watermelon themed books and pictures and I thought it would make a pretty summery manicure. The execution wasn't perfect to be fair but I think it worked out grand for a first go. 

Again I used the Born Pretty store nail art brushes. I had to cut a few of them down and thinned them out. I have used them a couple of times now and I find them a bit hard to use with nail polish. I used them on the rind or green part of the watermelon and I just couldn't get a good grasp of them. They aren't the dearest of brushes at $5.96 for 12. If you can cut them down to a thinner size then I'm sure a more detailed nail art look can be achieved. So far I haven't been able to do this but if I succeed I will update ye all on that! I have a coupon code at the side if ye want to get 10% off.

The brushes look ok in the packet but once you start to use them they fan out quite a bit so trimming them down is the best option if you want to do some kind of detailed nail art.
I used a scissor to trim all of the down. I get the odd lose hair so they can shed a little bit. They wouldn't be my go-to bruhes,I have thinner ones that work better for me. At the end of the day it's really whatever works best for you and the type of nails you like to create.. What might be a holy-grail item for one person may not necessarily work well for you.

I have on 2 coats of Models own Hedonist as my base, This polish is just as bright in person as it looks in the photos! It's a proper neon with a great formula. For the rind I have China Glaze I'm wife the lifeguard on my middle and ring fingers. On my pinky and index I went with Catrice Run Forest Run. I used the Catrice on top of I'm with the lifeguard and visa-versa to give the watermelon effect but it didn't really come out as nice as I had envisioned. I dotted some white polish around the nail which helped a lot and I did the same with Essence Black is back around the tips (for the pips)

Overall, not my best but definitely not my worst attempt! I'll try a different strategy in the future and see how that fairs out.


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