The One With the Watermelon Gradient Manicure

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Monday is upon us once again.  Hello there my polished peeps!  How was your weekend?  The weather here was absolutely gorgeous.  Perfect sunny days, temperatures in the 70s.  Quite a change from the rainy summer we have had.  Although, the weather didn't feel too summery, it felt more like fall.  Weather like this makes me count my blessings when I look at what's happening in Texas. My heart goes out to all of those dealing with this horrific flooding.  Truly, I am praying for you all.

Today's manicure is one of my last summery manicures....a watermelon gradient!  I wore this mani last weekend at the annual family picnic where I work.  Of course I had a watermelon shirt to match. Dumb me did pink watermelons instead of red like what was on my shirt, but it still looked cute regardless.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lip Smackin' Good
  • China Glaze - Lime After Lime
  • ORLY - White Tips
Lovely, right?  Same colors I used for my other watermelon manicure earlier this summer.  How could I not use these though since they are the perfect color for a watermelon??  They work perfect for a gradient too.  I was a tad hesitant on using Lime After Lime because sometimes those neon greens don't show up well over the white or for photos, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Super duper easy look to re-create.  You first start out with a base of white polish.  When that's dried, it's time for the gradient.  I painted pink, white, and green on the make up sponge and dabbed until I got the desired look.  I added a quick top coat before I added the seeds.  I did those this year with a dotting tool instead of freehanding with a paint brush.  I found that the dotting tool was a lot easier.

What do you think?  Like these watermelons?  Something you've tried or want to??

Until next time, <3.

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