you keep playing me like a fruit machine

Because I have too much time on my hands (see what I did there?).

I used to post more photos of my nails, but I started to get a little lazy and didn't feel like getting all creative in the nail art department. then yesterday, I was super inspired after seeing Erica's watermelon pedicure on fashion meets food and thought I'd attempt to re-create the look on my own fingernails and toes!
It actually wasn't as hard as i thought it would be! Just be patient and try to keep your hands as steady as possible. It also helps if you're a little ambidextrous, but if not, you can ask your friend to help paint your other hand for you. :)

here's a little tutorial to help you:

  1. Apply clear nail polish/base coat and let dry.
  2. Paint your nails with 2 coats of pink (or red!) nail polish. Let dry.
  3. Use green nail polish to paint a green stripe french-tip style across you nails.
  4. With the black detailing nail polish (i've seen these at forever 21 for cheap!), carefully dot on "seeds". It helps to practice this part on a piece of paper first, so you can determine how the seeds will look.
  5. Seal with a clear topcoat.
here are the polishes i used:
Rimmel Play Fast in "Camouflage", Goldie nail polish in pink, L.A. Colors Art Deco detail polish in black

Don't forget to check out my latest Watermelon Nails post (pastels!):
Pastel Watermelon Nails


julianne. said...

thats too freekin adorable.<3

Hamtarofan01 said...

Wow! I have this really old Konad kit for my nails! They are really cute! I love to use themZ! I wonder whats the new ones like?

Caitlin said...

AH! What a creative idea!

freckleonthenose said...

Awesome!! Your nails look great!

The hounds tooth pattern is super fun, I would love that - especially for the winter months since I have a coat that would match. :)

Alycia (The Curious Pug) said...

ooh pretty! i need to stop biting mine! grrr

Mo said...

ooo sooooo cool ! love it !!! my nails are out of control i need to supervise them a bit more !

Thera Joyce said...

OMG! Thank you so much for the sweet comment today! We are a lot a like. Especially nails wise. I looooove those watermelon nails! And I saw those Houndstooth nails on cut out and keep and I have to have a konad stamping kit now. It's the most amazing thing ever!

Thera Joyce

Maxie said...

wow i love the new bloglook!

your nails are so cool hahah

I'm doing a giveaway, maybe you want te enter?

Ken said...

those houndstooth ones are awesome!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Your nails and toes turned out amazing! Love it! I wish I could do nail art to myself it would save me a lot of money lol.


Beth said...

I'm a little bit in love with your nails right now... just so ya know :)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

How fun! So glad I found you via Gracie, she is such a sweetie! xo

Sarah said...

that nail art is crazy! I would love to try it but definitely do not have the patience for it!

Belen said...

im so jealous of your watermelon nails! i can't have any polish on my nails because of work. :(((((

Ebony said...

These. look. amazing Erica!

iSpyFashion said...

I love your nails, they look really nice! :) And your blog is fun, I will be a follower<3

xoxo Holly