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Watermelon Dip Nails: Your New Favorite Jelly Man

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Bite into this juicy watermelon-inspired tutorial! We love how our jelly powders create realistic watermelon slices and seeds add the perfect accent 🍉. Watch the video and follow along below to create your own watermelon nails!
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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Step 1

Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond and allow it to dry completely.

Step 2
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder.
Step 3
  • Carefully apply a coat of Step 2 Base, leaving a crescent moon shape along the cuticle end. Immediately dip the fingernail into JL-02.
Step 4
  • Repeat for more coverage.
Step 5
  • Using the narrow edge of the brush, carefully apply Step 2 Base to the crescent moon space by the cuticles. Immediately dip the fingernail into JL-07.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 6
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder. Use a pointed tool like the Jelly pusher or a toothpick to clean the edges around the cuticles. Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 7
  • On a small piece of foil, add a couple drops of Step 2 Base.

PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

Step 8
  • Using a toothpick, apply Step 2 Base onto the nail to create seed shapes. Use a small scoop to immediately pour CL-64 over the nail.
Step 9
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder. Tap finger to remove loose powder, and use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess.
Step 10
  • Apply a coat of Step 3 Activator. Allow a few minutes for dip blend to harden.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 11
  • File and buff nails to achieve desired shape & smoothness.
Step 12
  • Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to clean the nails of filing debris.

PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

Step 13
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail. Allow it to dry for 1-2 minutes.
Step 14
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator. Allow the nails to dry for 5 full minutes.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 15
  • Use a lint-free wipe to remove excess activator from the nail surface.

PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

Step 16
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer in thin, quick strokes. Allow 2-3 minutes for nails to dry.
Step 17
  • Apply a final coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail. Allow 3-5 minutes for nails to completely dry.

PRO TIP: Don't apply more than 2 consecutive coats of Sealer as this will prevent even drying & may result in a gummy mani.

Finish!
  • Watermelon nails are summer-y, whimsical, and fun! We love this fruity mani & its bright colors.

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