In Season: Adorable Summer-Fresh Watermelon Nail Art

Easy, summer-fresh watermelon nail art -- a perfect kiddie mani, or a mani for the young at heart.
Marley's Watermelon Crackle mani_Avon

Oh watermelon, it's so good to see you again! (Bought my first ripe half-watermelon of the season just yesterday -- did anyone else?)

And in the spirit of warm breezes and bright sunshine, how about this adorable mini mani on my sister's best friend's 10-year-old daughter, Marley?

Marley's watermelon crackled mani close-up

This is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 430 Grass Slipper ($7.99 at topped with Avon Mosaic Effects Top Coat in Gleaming Emerald ($3.99 at And, according to Marley's mom, Pamela, even sans additional top coat, it's quite the enduring finish: chip free after six days despite Marley's weekly nine hours in a heavily chlorinated pool (for synchro-swimming purposes).

As for watermelon, it was the talk of the season last year for its surprising health and beauty benefits. Follow the link for a beyond-delish recipe for watermelon + ricotta salad, courtesy of mid-town Toronto's Lil' Baci Taverna.

Props to Mother Nature for this long-awaited happy weather and inspiration.

Too cute or what?