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Watermelon toenails always make me smile! These are super cute and really easy to do. The best part is that I use Acrylic Paints to do it (ya, that super cheap kind you can find at any craft store). A few years back I went to get my toenails painted and the gal that did them, airbrushed them using plain old acrylic paints. Even though I don’t have the airbrush, I quickly realized that I could use a small paintbrush to get a very similar effect. The key is to use a clear nailpolish when you are finished to seal the paint on your toenail and give it that nice glossy finish. This is a great way to give yourself some fun color if you are a “messy-toenail-painter” because all you need is a bit of water and the paint comes off your toes really easily.
Here are the steps to create your own cute watermelon toenails.
- Paint your big toes with white paint.
- Paint the rest of your toes with red paint, as well as the bottom ‘moon shape’ of your big toe using a steady hand.
- Add on the green rind at the top of your big toe, leaving a bit of white showing between the two colors.
- Use a toothpick to make small black seeds. (You may want to practice this a few times somewhere else to get the sizing right.)
- Put on 1-2 coats of your favorite clear toenail polish to seal your freshly painted nails. This is super important because if you forget to do this, the next time you take a shower, your pretty paints will be gone!
I hope you enjoy trying out this fun and easy technique! Feel free to experiment with other fun colors…I think bright neon ones would be super sassy!