In my belly and on my nails – Watermelon, partly by Essie

Just as strawberries are my go-to fruit in spring (read here how to enjoy the flavor all year round), my indulgence over the summer months are watermelons.

Essie Watermelon


Sweet, fresh and basically zero calories, I could eat my bodyweight in glorious red fruit any day, and may or may not have finished six kilogram in one day all by myself before.
Make sure you stay close to a restroom if you decide to follow my lead here, just saying…
So when I discovered Essies “Watermelon” this summer, I knew it had to be mine.
Read on for my experience with the polish and a quick recipe.

Now no need to hurry to get it, it is a permanent shade, but one I feel shouldn’t be missing in your collection come summer.
“Flirty and chic. Make a fashion hit in deliciously refreshing juicy red polish. This beautiful, sweet, ripe color is always in season.”
This is how Essie describes it, and to be honest, I would have thought of a totally different color when I read this description.
Well maybe, although I think it is a very pink red. A raspberry red, most likely.
I would say fierce.
Always in season?
I wear it throughout summer, mostly on my toes. During the other seasons… not so much.

Essie Watermelon on my nail, one swipe, no topcoat


But other than the incorrect description, I have no complaints. Nice wide brush, easy to apply, I like it.
On me it is opaque in one swipe (but I prefer to do two layers with any polish) and lasts for around three days without chipping (quite good on my chip-prone nails).
It retails for 7,95 € in your local drugstore or on Amazon.Now as far as watermelon the vegetable goes: I eat it happily just like it is, but I understand some people might like a little more variation.
So if you are looking for a twist, try one of these.

1. Watermelon salad with feta cheese:
Cut up a watermelon, crumble some feta cheese, add some fresh mint leaves and drizzle balsamic vinegar on top. Mix and enjoy!

Watermelon salad with feta

2. Watermelon Shake:
This is one my husband will greet me with after a long days work. Refreshing and tasty, as well as easy to make:
Cut up watermelon, add crushed ice and two table spoons of greek yoghurt and put everything in your blender.
I feel like you don’t need any additional sugar, but of course you can add sugar, honey or agave nectar.
Or a cheeky shot alcohol of your choice. Totally up to you.

Watermelon shake, courtesy of Mr. Loca (made with yellow watermelons this time)

Now tell me:
Do you own this or a similar shade?
And how do you like your watermelon best?



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