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Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

A Watermelon nail art tutorial is easy. It’s the reason why this design has become one of the most popular fruit nail art today. In this post, I’ll show you a step by step guide on how to create a watermelon nail art so good, it’s mouth-watering!

Watermelon Nail Art Good Enough To Eat

Young people often ask me to do this nail art. There are also a number of professionals who specifically asked for a watermelon nail art which they proudly showed off during a getaway weekend or on their holiday trips. This only goes to show that anyone, no matter what age, can rock this design.

Excited? Read on to hack this super easy watermelon nail art tutorial.


For this watermelon nail art tutorial, you will need the following:


Step 1: Color The Base

Apply The Base Coat | Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

After making all the needed preparations for a new manicure, coat your nail with white nail polish. I used OPI Alpine Snow here because it’s really pristine and has a lovely formula as well. I love how easy it is to apply and how opaque the color is. Make sure each nail is covered completely.


Step 2: Spread Peel-Off Base Coat

Spread Peel-Off Base Coat | Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

This will get messy with the next couple steps, so it’s better to be prepared. Apply the peel-off base coat on the finger. This will ensure the hands remain clean even after the ombre application later on. Trust me, you’ll thank me for this.


Step 3: Go Gradient

Go Gradient | Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

Make a gradient color mix by placing the red-orange nail polish on the sponge. In this tutorial, I used Essie California Coral. Apply the yellow-green polish just under it. For the yellow-green polish, I used the Orly Lacquer in Glowstick. Finally, add white nail polish in between the two colors.


Step 4: Apply Mix

Apply Mix | Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

Once you’ve found just the right proportion of colors on the sponge, apply the color mix on the nails by dabbing the sponge on it several times. The different shades will blend into each other, but each color will still stay recognizable.


Step 5: Do The Tip

Do The Tip | Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

While the ombre looks amazing already, emphasize the nail tip by applying a coat or two of the yellow-green nail polish you used earlier. This will help make the base of the watermelon look solid.


Step 6: Draw Seeds

Draw Seeds | Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

Dab a few drops of black nail polish on a piece of paper. Take the thin brush and draw three lines that mimic the appearance of seeds. The lines need not be perfect nor does it have to be the same size. I like using Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color Black Out because of its opaqueness.


Step 7: Finish Off

Finish Off | Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

After applying a layer of fast-drying topcoat, strip the peel-off base coat from the skin. I would recommend using the glossy topcoat kind to give your nails that refreshing feel.


Need to have a better visual for this watermelon nail art tutorial? Check the video below:

Easy, right? Whether it’s in the middle of summer or you’re dreaming for the season to come faster, these delicious-looking watermelon nail art would be perfect for you! Try them on and let us know in the comments section below!


Instagram is the place to go to for some wonderful ideas. Check out more fruit nail art designs from the social media page here.


It will always be summer when you wear this hat from Mason & Ivy.

Mouth-Watering Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial


So, do you have other nail art ideas in mind? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Visit my Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook page as well for more wonderful nail design ideas.


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