Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ludurana Acqualux Watermelon

Every time I looked down at my Ludurana Acqualux manicure that I have been wearing for the past two days, I was picturing watermelons. Something about the little black glitter speckled throughout the redish orange base that said I had to try this summery manicure. It was intended to be just a "test" that I ended up really liking, so please forgive the sloppiness.


I started out with Color Club Twiggie on the ring finger and on the tips. Once that was dry, I went over it with OPI Shatter the Scales* which cracked perfectly to replicate the pattern on the watermelon rind. After adding the slightly wonky white stripes (did I mention I was doing this at 1am?) and top coat, this manicure was good to go. It is not perfect, but watermelons aren't either :)



I first created a version without the accent nail, but the overly crooked white line on the ring finger was driving me nuts so I added the accent nail you see in the photos above. I'm still undecided if I like it better with or without an accent nail...




Which version do you like better? Any thoughts on accent nails in general?
Let me know what you think of this! :)

Ahh, this makes me crave summer even more! Where's the sunshine?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


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24 comments:

  1. I like the watermelon accent!I've only really got into accent nails lately. They work sometimes but other times they look so out of place it can ruin the mani.

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  2. I like it more with the accent nail. It's perfect.

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  3. I like it best with the accent nail, too, but I'm an accent nail type of girl usually :) Where on earth did you get shatter the scales? I have been on the hunt for it!

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  4. This is one of the most awesome manis I have ever seen!!! I love how delicious it looks!

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  5. I like it best with the accent nail, it really looks like the outside of a watermelon! That being said, I'm not an accent nail girl myself. I've never done it and just won't try it. Not my style, but I often love it on others!

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  6. @Cuti-CLUE-les, Thank you! I fee the same way, sometimes the contrast is too much. I think these go together since the tips of other nails are the same :)

    @Taya, I'm glad you like it. I think I'm just not used to accent nails on me. Love them on other people :)

    @Natalie, thank you sweetie :)

    @BeatyScraps, Thank you! I got it for review, but I have seen it at my local ULTA. It should also be available at Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret...

    @Nat, thank you so much! I must have been craving watermelon :)

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  7. I love the accent nail! And I really hate shatter polishes but making them be the rind for a watermelon is a genius idea!!!!

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  8. @Erin, I'm glad you like this one! I'm hesitant to use accents as well :)

    @cky1321, thank you! I'm glad you like it. It was certainly easier than trying to draw the pattern :D

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  9. That shatter worked perfectly for the rind!!

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  10. I think this is so creative. I like both versions perhaps the leaning towards with an accent nail. I can't do my nails as prefect as that at 1am, they look great! xx

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  11. SHUT THE DOOR!!! THIS IS SO COOL!!!!

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  12. Accent nails rock! =) What a great mani, I really like it.

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  13. gorgeous polish, and such an appropriate manicure with it :-D
    love the one with accent nail better :-D

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  14. This looks so amazing! Best use of shatter polish I've ever seen. :D

    Accent nails can sometimes be hit or miss, but this one looks amazeballs.

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  15. I love me a good accent nail and your full crackled watermelon is the yummiest I've seen by far! What a great idea!!!!!

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  16. It looks like the accent nail was the clear winner for you ladies. Thank you so much for your opinions and lovely comments. I really appreciate them :)

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  17. Love it, and the accent nail totally works for this mani :)

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  18. Thank you so much! I'm happy that you like it. I should try accent nails more often :D

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