For the base color I used Zoya Tracie since she's been sitting on my shelf for a while waiting to be used. Tracie is from the Beach collection and Zoya describes her as: A faded, yellow-toned pistachio green with delicate silvery shimmer for a frosted pearl finish. Great for a fresh-looking twist on vintage avocado green. I think it looks like a green tomato, with a slight pearly finish. I have tomatoes on the brain since I have them everywhere in my garden. The formula on Tracie was awesome, which is something I've come to expect with Zoya. I needed 2 coats for full coverage. I really love this color. It is really different and I have nothing else like it. It is the only pearly, shimmery shade in the creamy Beach collection.
For the watermelon rind I used Zoya Meg and Tracie. I used painters tape to do a french manicure once Kimber was completely dry. Then I used my dotting tools to dot on Tracie to give it the striped effect. You can't really see them though. If you don't have dotting tools you can use a tooth pick, the ball end of a straight pin for sewing, or a bobby pin.
For the seeds I used my dotting tools and Spoiled's Visually Slimming, which is a great black for dotting or stamping. And to add a whimsical touch, I felt the need to add a white seed with Spoiled's Correction Tape, also great for stamping and dotting. You always get white seeds in your watermelon, even the seedless ones so a watermelon mani just wouldn't be complete without them. What do you think? My boys said they looked yummy and wanted to eat them. My 2 year old actually tried to bite my finger.
Zoya is available via their website at www.zoya.com and at Ulta and other select retailers. Spoiled is made by Wet n Wild and is available exclusively at CVS, but not all stores carry it. I got my dotting tools from Ebay for less than $2 but they can also be found on Amazon.
I purchased each of these colors myself and the opinions are my own.