The Refreshing Summer Manicure To Bring To This Weekend's BBQ

Whether you usually prefer strawberries or pride yourself on being an apple-a-day kind of person, you have the admit that there's nothing more symbolic of the start of summer than slicing open a ginormous watermelon. Maybe it's the refreshing juice or the bright pink-and-green color combo, but we crave all things watermelon from the 4th of July through September. We'll take it cubed in Tupperware for a day at the beach, paired with feta in a salad, and even on our fingernails.

Fittingly, summer's cutest nail-art trend is the watermelon manicure. Pink and green with itty-bitty black seeds, this nail art pays homage to the fruit of the season. If you want to get on board and bring the fresh vibes to your upcoming BBQ, consider trying one of the watermelon nail designs ahead. From a simple accent nail to a whole fruit salad, we've gathered every chic iteration of the watermelon manicure that's blowing up on Instagram.

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One way to make a watermelon mani fresher is to add tiny water droplets over the top to really capitalize on the juicy effect.
Consider this your baby-pink manicure, upgraded.
As if the neon-pink polish doesn't scream summer on its own, add a green peel down one side and three black seeds popped down the center of each nail.
One part accent, two parts asymmetrical, every part adorable.
Another creative take adds watermelon slices with the rind curved into the cuticle.
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Make every nail on theme with an extended almond shape, a pale green base blended into a glossy red tip, and black spots sprinkled over top.
If you look closely, you pick up on the detail of the accent nail and its two-toned green rind.
Cuticle striping meets watermelon moon.
A base of holographic shimmer plus watermelon decals makes your manicure extra extra.
If you don't want to play favorites, bring the whole fruit salad to the party.
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