Watermelon | Nail Art Tutorial

Want to know how to create this watermelon nail look? Follow our 9 step guide below!

 

The products we used to create this look:

Nail varnish and nail art tools

1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Pink Cadillac
3. Nail Varnish – Olivia Hale – Hot Pink
4. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Lady In Red
5. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Roll In The Grass
6. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Loosey Goosey Dancin
7. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Black
8. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Sweet Retreat
9. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Ring A Ring O’Roses
10. Pointed Drawing Brush
11.
Pointed Drawing Brush
12.
 Dotting Tool

 

Now lets show you how we created this watermelon nail art!

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, base coat nail varnish, easy nail art

STEP 1

First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail varnish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail varnish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.

Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.

Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail varnish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 2

Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to paint our nails with the nail varnish in the colour Pink Cadillac (2) to begin with. We applied 2 coats of the nail varnish as this makes sure the nails are covered well.

We recommend you apply two thin coats rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 3

Once the gorgeous pink nail varnish is dry, it’s time to start creating the watermelon nail art! The first thing we need to do is paint on the larger slices of watermelon. To do this, we painted on 2 dark pink (3) and 2 red (4) triangles for the pieces of watermelon using the pointed drawing brushes (10 and 11).

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 4

After you have painted on the large pieces of watermelon, it’s time to start adding the details! Firstly, we painted on a thin curved line on the straight edge of the triangles. To do this, we used the dotting tool (12) with the nail varnish in the colour (5).

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 5

Next we painted on another thin curved line, but this time in a darker green. To create this colour, we mixed the nail varnish in the colour Loosey Goosey Dancin (6) with the black (7) nail varnish and then painted it on using the dotting tool (12).

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 6

After you have finished with the larger watermelons, it’s time to add some small ones. Repeat the previous steps to create them, but you just need to paint them smaller.

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 7

To add the final touch to the watermelon, we painted on 3 small black dots on each one for the watermelon seeds! To do this, we used the dotting tool (12) with the black (7) nail varnish.

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 8

Next we decided to paint on small pink dots around the watermelon using the dotting tool (12) with the nail varnishes in the colour Sweet Retreat (8) and Ring A Ring O’Roses (9).

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

STEP 9

Now it’s time to add the final touches to this watermelon nail art! We painted on the small dots on the rest of the nails using the dotting tool (12) with the nail varnish in the colour Sweet Retreat (8) and Ring A Ring O’Roses (9).

 

And that’s how we created this watermelon nail look! It’s a gorgeous look for your nails over the summer!

 

Watermelon nail art, summer nails, pink nails, easy nail art

 

Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

 

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58 Comments

  • Emma 29th July 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Wow! These watermelon nails are a summer must 🙂 such a lovely design.

    Emma | http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Thank you! It was so much fun designing it, I thought it would be a perfect design for the sunny weather we’ve been having 😀

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  • Sophie Wentworth 29th July 2018 at 8:15 pm

    The detail here is absolutely incredible!! Those watermelons look absolutely perfect. I love the summery vibe here x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 10:35 pm

      Aww, thank you so much! It was so much fun to create this look – it looks so pretty on the nails in the sun, definitely a perfect look for the summer and if you are going on holiday! 🙂

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  • Annie 29th July 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Watermelons are one of my favourite fruits so I was so excited when I saw you’d created this nail look! I love the shade of pink you used! Such a pretty colour!

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 10:46 pm

      Oh really?! Aww, this look is perfect for you then 🙂 it’s such a pretty shade of pink, isn’t it?! When I saw it, I was like omg I need that colour!

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  • Jess 29th July 2018 at 8:21 pm

    These look amazing! You’re so talented! So adorable and perfect for this heatwave we’ve been having

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 I thought it would be a perfect look for this hot weather we’ve been having, and also if people going on holiday!

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  • Soffy 29th July 2018 at 8:28 pm

    That is so creative! I’ve always admired nail art and how it’s done. Thanks for the guide, may give it a go some day!

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you! It’s so much fun doing nail art, seeing it all come together and at the end seeing your pretty nails makes it so worth the time and effort! 🙂 We’d love to see a picture if you do paint this look on your nails!

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  • What Corinne Did 29th July 2018 at 8:34 pm

    OMG! Look at this nail art! It is so so cute and creative! Loving it! Perfect for summer!

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 I thought it would be a perfect nail look for the summer, it looks so pretty on the nails 🙂

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  • Jodie 29th July 2018 at 8:49 pm

    These are so cute! Perfect for the summer! I feel like I’d have to be sitting round the pool with a cocktail in hand

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you! Haha, I know what you mean – definitely is a good nail look for a holiday, and being sat around the pool 😀

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  • Trace 29th July 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Love all the photos and cute graphics you made for this. I love the color-so perfect for summer and the watermelon elements are super sweet!

    Trace x | http://www.thefashioncollector.com

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you 🙂 so glad you love it! It’s so much fun making these tutorials, and knowing people love them makes it so worth the time and effort 😀 definitely a perfect look for the summer!

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  • Jas 29th July 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I’m absolutely tragic when it comes to nail art, but this is so skillfully done (And requires so many colours!) I love the subtleness of the watermelons whilst at the same time looking beautiful and bright, and think that this would be such a good holiday look!

    Jas xx

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 11:43 pm

      Haha, it does take quite a lot of patience and practice! It’s so much fun though, and when you see your pretty nails at the end – it’s great and makes it so worth it 😀 thank you! It would look so pretty on the nails for a holiday look 🙂

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  • Alice 29th July 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Adorable as always! I love how you’ve gone for little slices of watermelon rather than an entire nail of the design, it’s so much cuter that way! The detail is incredible and this is so fitting with the season, too. I love how you always use affordable polishes aswell, so much better for people to recreate!
    Alice Xx

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    • Creative Nails 29th July 2018 at 11:52 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for this lovely comment! I thought it definitely was cuter with the slices of watermelon, and would be such a pretty nail look for the summer 🙂 yeah! I really want to create tutorials for anyone that would like to do nail art. There isn’t really any need for the more expensive nail varnish and these are great for creating nail art! That Olivia Hale one, I actually got from Home Bargains and it was 99p! 😛

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  • Nancy 29th July 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I LOVE the watermelon nail look! It’s cute and perfect for the summer! I love how you have so much patience when it comes to doing nails. Keep it up with your talents!!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    • Creative Nails 30th July 2018 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you love the look 🙂 it looks so pretty on the nails, and I loveee that pink shade – it’s gorgeous! Haha, yeah you do need quite a lot of patience to do nail art but so worth it at the end when you see your pretty nails 😀

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  • Sophie 30th July 2018 at 8:39 am

    Ah I love watermelon and these are super cute! Absolutely perfect for Summer!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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    • Creative Nails 30th July 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you! It’s such a cute look, isn’t it?! I thought it would be perfect for people going on holiday too 😀

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  • Lisa McLachlan 30th July 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Aw, these are so cute, absolutely perfect for summer too! I love your tutorials, they’re so well laid out and easy to follow, I think this is a design Flora might like, but with a different colour background as she hates pink, haha. Gorgeous photos, as always, thank you! xx

    Lisa| http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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    • Creative Nails 31st July 2018 at 11:53 am

      Aww, thank you so much! 😀 I’m so glad you think that, I really try to create these so they are easy to follow. Haha, you could definitely mix things around and have a different colour as the background! I’m sure it would look great 🙂

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  • Bexa 31st July 2018 at 11:05 am

    Wow! Pink, polka dots and watermelons! I love this design so much, it’s so cute, adorable and perfect for summer. The shade of pink you have chosen is gorgeous and as always I’m so impressed with the detail, super talented! Thank you for sharing ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    • Creative Nails 31st July 2018 at 11:57 am

      Aww, thank you so much!! I’m so glad you love this design 😀 it was so much fun creating it, I didn’t want to take it off my nails 😛 Also, I love this shade of pink too – it’s so pretty, isn’t it?! I was so happy when I found it, haha. Can never have too many nail varnish, right 😀

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  • Cora @ Tea Party Princess 31st July 2018 at 8:33 pm

    These are adorable!
    As much as I love the watermelon, I love the subtle pink dots too.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    • Creative Nails 31st July 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 I thought the little dots added a little bit more to the look, but ofcourse didn’t want them to take it away from the main feature of the watermelon. So glad you love it! 😀

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  • Ellen 31st July 2018 at 8:43 pm

    These are amazing! If I didn’t bite mine, I’d definitely do this!

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    • Creative Nails 31st July 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you 🙂 painting my nails actually helped me stop biting mine as I didn’t want to ruin the nail varnish!

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  • Samantha 31st July 2018 at 9:08 pm

    This nails are perfect for summer and are so cute. Your tutorial is so easy to understand and follow so hopefully I’ll be able to have a go at doing these!

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 31st July 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you think that, I really try to make them easy to understand and follow 🙂 I’d love to see a picture if you do have a go at doing this look!

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  • Evie 31st July 2018 at 9:34 pm

    This look is so summery! I’m always so impressed with people that can do nail art, I loved the step by step guide it really makes it easier for beginners. Great post!x

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    • Creative Nails 31st July 2018 at 9:57 pm

      I thought it would be such a pretty look for the summer 🙂 it is a lot of fun doing nail art. Just need to be patient and wait for it to dry, but it’s so worth it when you see the pretty nails 😀 I’m so glad to hear that! I do try to create the step by step guides so anyone can try getting into nail art if they want to. Thank you 🙂

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  • Lorna 31st July 2018 at 10:48 pm

    These are so creative and pretty! And it’s so perfect for summer, what a great design! I’d love to be more experimental with my nails, yours always look so good!x

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 I loved having this look on my nails, it was so pretty 😀 it is a lot of fun doing nail art – when you see your pretty nails at the end, makes it sooo worth the time spent!

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  • Natonya 1st August 2018 at 12:55 am

    So festive for summer! You always make the nails look so easy to achieve!

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you – I’m so glad to hear that 😀 I really try to make nail looks that are achieveable, and anyone can try if they want to get into nail art 🙂

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  • Babita 1st August 2018 at 5:16 am

    This watermelon goes so cool for summer! Great post dear!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you! I thought it would be a gorgeous look for people to paint on their nails for the summer time 🙂

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  • Cordelia Moor 6th August 2018 at 5:10 pm

    These nails are so cute! Perfect for the summer, and discreet enough that I could wear them to the office. I don’t know if I have a steady enough hand to make the tiny little pieces, but it’s always worth a shot!

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you 🙂 It’s a super cute design, isn’t it?! 😀 I loved it! Ohh that’s great to hear, sometimes it can be tricky and you don’t want to over-do nail designs for work! We’d love to see a picture if you do try this look out 🙂

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  • Ellis Woolley 6th August 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I ADORE this look! I can’t stand the taste of watermelons but they’re just so pretty and you used the most perfect colours too! I wish I had your skill and patience when it comes to nail art 🙂 x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Aww, thank you!! I know what you mean, hahaha, I can’t stand the taste of watermelons either but I thought it would be a cute nail design to do! It’s a lot of fun doing nail art 😀 I wish I had your skill when it came to drawings and paintings! 🙂

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  • Tiffany 6th August 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Ahh I love this! I don’t like the taste of watermelon but love how it looks haha. This is so pretty xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you 😀 I don’t like the taste of watermelon either, haha, but I thought it would be a pretty nail look for the summer time! 🙂

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  • Eve Morgan 6th August 2018 at 5:33 pm

    These nails are so cute! I used to be really into nail art a few years ago and I did a similar design. Great step by step tutorial too!

    Eve | http://www.evemorganinteriors.com

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you 😀 it’s so much fun doing nail art, isn’t it?! I love seeing how it comes together and seeing the pretty design at the end! 🙂

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  • Bruna 6th August 2018 at 5:55 pm

    wow the design is really pretty, definitely going to try it in the future!

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    • Creative Nails 6th August 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you! It’s a perfect nail look for the summer time. We’d love to see a picture if you do try this nail look out 🙂

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  • Britt K 6th August 2018 at 11:29 pm

    The watermelons are so cute! Feeling all the summer vibes with that design, I love it!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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    • Creative Nails 7th August 2018 at 1:08 pm

      I was pretty proud with how the watermelons turned out – they are little cuties! Thank you, so glad you love it 😀

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  • Jenny in Neverland 7th August 2018 at 3:23 pm

    This is SO cute and super detailed as well for something so tiny! xxx

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    • Creative Nails 7th August 2018 at 6:16 pm

      I really enjoy adding the little details, I feel it really adds something to the looks! Thank you 🙂

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  • Katya 8th August 2018 at 9:46 pm

    These are lovely colors and choices you have. I prefer nail arts more because it just lightens up my mood. I love the faded pink one.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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    • Creative Nails 9th August 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Aww, thank you – pinks are definitely a favourite colour of mine to use 🙂 I love doing nail art too – when you see the final look at the end after the hard work you have put into it, it’s great 😀

      Reply

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