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Juicy Watermelon mani with Essie Watermelon!

Want a slice of watermelon? Try some from Essie!

Want a slice of watermelon? Try some from Essie!

When I see watermelons I think of long hot summers on the patio and seed spitting competition with my brother. I love watermelon any time of year that I can get it. You may think this is weird, but I salt mine! It’s how I was raised, I can’t help it. My mom told me it brings out the flavor. I think she just liked salt, lol. Anyway, watermelon and summer are joined at the hip and here’s a summery design you might like to try. Seriously if I can do it, anyone can!

Yesterday I bought a bottle of Essie nail polish in this juicy summer shade called Watermelon. I don’t know how this one has escaped me but I fell in love with it right away. I just wanted to share a quick mani idea with you, and I can’t take credit for it but I’ll share with you who inspired me in a moment.

Seeing how this color can stand just lovely on it’s own, I got to thinking how cute it would be to create some watermelon nail art. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it, I’m NO nail artist. That won’t keep my from trying once in a blue! 😉 I punched In the words watermelon mani on YouTube, and came up with several choices for tutorials. The one I liked best on YouTube was presented by the lovely BiancaXOBeautyy. Thank you Bianca for sharing such a cute idea!

Polishes I used for this mani were, for the juicy red Essie Watermelon, for the green I used Zoya Josie with pale green stripes of Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Mint Sorbet, white of the rind I used Wet & Wild Megalast in Whipped Topping, and finally for the seeds, Wet & Wild Wild Shine in Black Creme. I topped the whole thing with Seche Vite. Did I do my right hand as well? I knew you were going to ask. No way! Lol It would have looked like my nails had been put in a blender 😉 On my right hand is all fruit, no seeds, no rind. 🙂

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Bravo Trio!

Bravo Trio!

It’s kismet, fate, serendipity! Three different brands, playing along superbly. Here are some recent purchases that found their way onto my fingers today.

Within minutes of the quick drying time of Revlon’s Parfumarie in Moonlit Woods, the fragrance hit my nose like a soft breeze. A delicious mix of delicate wildflowers and vanilla, this dusty lavender paint was the perfect pairing for what ended up on my accent nail.

I used one coat of my new Ziv from Zoya. Then topped it with my newly acquired Essie (Bulgaria Collection) in “On A Silver Platter”. It’s slightly textured. Not as in-your-face textured as some other brands. Violet holo and antique silver glitters are scattered throughout the pearly gold base. It can be used alone with two coats, but I chose Ziv to really make this mani pop.

I’ll be using this mani for my Mani Mondays on Facebook shot next week! These lacquers all have amazing longevity, even with all the torture I put them through. It’s always bittersweet changing colors. But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s got to do!

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