Monday, May 31, 2010

Nail Art Dare: Iced Melon

Kirsten at The Dutch Nail Blog dared me to do nail art and the theme was "Food".  Now, nail art is not my thing, I haven't ventured into the Konad world...yet, so nail art is  virgin territory for me.  I love to see it, but I've never tried it....especially free hand...sans Konad.  

However, I love a dare, so my first thought was "grapefruits", I love them soo much..but when I tried them on my nail, it turned out looking like sections of pastel wagon wheels from the 1800's...no bueno!

So then I decided on a very appropriate food for summer and Memorial Day and that is "Watermelon".

I used:
Nina Ultra Pro "Tutti Fruitti"
China Glaze "Watermelon Rind"
Diamond Cosmetics "Starry Night"
Zoya "Snow White"

Double header nail art brush (other side is a dotting tool) and an eyeliner brush I picked up at TJ Maxx.
2 coats of Tutti Fruitti, then I used my eyeliner brush dipped in acetone and dug out the entire tip for the green. Added 2 coats of the green, and used the nail art brush for the white and also for the seeds. 

I could have done better on the seeds, but not too bad for my first nail art, No? I liked using all sparkly polishes, it added a nice "ice cold" shimmer to my watermelons...LOL

Have you ever tried doing nail art, without Konad? How did it go?

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17 comments:

Ria said...

Summer mood nails!!!Yay!Love them!

Tilly said...

Woooo! I love this. So funky for summer. The colours go so nicely together and with your skin tone. I think Watermelon Rind is a must for every girls stash right? Think I need to add this to my wishlist. And I've never done freehand nail art. I think this is amazing for your first time! I actually just had to re-read to make sure you actually said it was your first one lol

amusedPolish said...

mhhhh- your nails make me crave watermelons ^^

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

This looks sweet enough to eat!

Rebecca said...

This is so fun! I love this :D

Kimberly said...

Jackie, if this isn't the sweetest summer nail art! It's fun and you did a great job free-hand. :)

Lissa said...

This is really cute. :)

cupcakequeen22 said...

Wow, great job especially considering nail art isn't your thing!!

Taki J said...

Nail art is not your thing..pffft. This is great, so much so it is making me want watermelon!!

ThRiSzHa said...

love this look!!

jaljen said...

Brilliant! I have done tiger stripes. They worked out OK. I also tried cherry blossom and that was a big FAT fail.

Suzanne said...

Very cute! Turned out GREAT for your first time!

Lucy said...

Great job for your first try. I haven't tried this yet. I've only gone as far as funky french. My nails aren't long enough to do this again. Love watermelon and this is a cute idea. I also love China Glaze's Watermelon Rind. Love the shimmer in this.

Mighty Lambchop said...

This is fantastic! It really came out so cute. Nice work freehanding!

Jackie S. said...

Thank U everyone, next time I'll use my dotting tool, to make the seeds look better, and I'm still perfecting he grapefruit..LOL!

Emma said...

cute idea! maybe try strawberries next?

Kirsten (The Dutch Nail Blog) said...

You did great! Glad you liked the dare. ;)
Does this mean you'll be doing more nail-art in the future?