Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Love Watermelon!: Color Club Raspberry Rush

Hello ladies,

During my late night grocery shopping trip, I discovered an inviting section of watermelon, freshly cut and wrapped. I think even my spoon was delighted at breakfast this morning. My nails today pay homage to this delicious seasonal fruit.

I began with Color Club Raspberry Rush as the base and then created a glitter gradient using the Konad sponge nail art kit. For the first layer, I applied Space Case, a light neon pink glitter. Then I added a dappling of Glitter Envy to call to mind the green of the watermelon rind. I alternated placement of black teardrop crystals from Bundle Monster to represent the seeds.








Raspberry Rush is subtly scented, but still pleasurable. I began with two coats of a whitening base, sealed with quick dry topcoat, to ensure opacity. Three coats of Raspberry Rush brought a perfect, even application. I love how bright and glossy this polish appears!

I hope there is watermelon or some other delicious fruit available to sweeten your day.

The three polishes featured in this post were sent to me for review and are available for purchase at victoriasnailsupply.com. Raspberry Rush is part of the Wicked Sweet Collection. Space Case and Glitter Envy can be found in the Starry Temptress Collection.

For a chance to win the 7-piece set of neon glitter polish, stop by the Starry Temptress Giveaway! to enter. Best of luck!

Happy painting, ladies!

27 comments:

  1. Mmm... Watermelon. We already have beautiful, fresh watermelons coming to market here, too.

    I like your version of a watermelon manicure. I haven't seen one that looks like that. :D

    Beautiful tulips and daffodils.

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  2. i have seen this theme done many times but you did an exceptional job with the blending of the rind and melon and the 3D seeds plus of course i so miss daffodils and the yellow tulip is wonderful

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  3. This has to be the most beautiful manicure you've ever done. Watermelon happens to be my favourite fruit and you absolutely got it right on your nails! :D

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  4. I think this is awesome! I just love this on you.

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  5. So sweet and cute! I love it!

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  6. You already have watermelon? It's a summer fruit around here :D .
    This brings a touch of summer to my day, I love it!

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  7. Oh, this is an awesome mani! It looks just yummy :D

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  8. Wow- love this look! I've always wanted to try doing a watermelon manicure on myself but haven't gotten around to it. Great job and the colors are so bright and spring like!

    -Lisa

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  9. Gorgeous mani, really looks like a delicious watermelon ^^

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  10. I love the color combination and the simplicity. :)

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  11. OMG! I love watermelon!!! We'd have it every summer; grown in my grandparent's garden. Seems odd now but we put salt on it. lol I eat it plain today.

    How refreshing the mani looks. :)

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  12. This may be my favorite mani you have done since I have been a follower to you! Very creative. I may try this later on this week.....

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  13. This has to be one of my favorites you've done. Smashing! How did you make the little seeds?

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  14. Yummy, I want to nibble your nails! I'm another lover of watermelon. I can't wait till it's available locally during the summer. Taste so much sweeter. Yours is the best manicure of watermelon that I've seen. Very creative.

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  15. Oh my GASH that's so cute! I love it!

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  16. Love it! It's so summery. :)

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  17. Watermelon. I shall make a smoothie with your nails. Love, me.

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  18. This is super cute! I'm glad I found your blog, you have some fab manis!

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  19. I've seen so many strawberry nail arts, it's refreshing to see a watermelon one! Hahaha yes, pun very much intended ;)

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  20. Love Love Love this mani! I've been going thru your older posts, since I found your blog yesterday, and so far out of all the amazing manis' I've seen, this has to be my fav.

    Lisa D.

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