Culture / DIY


Published 02/20/2015 by

This season we’re toning up—hitting the public pools, tennis courts and yoga mats in preparation for summer beach vibes.

We got our favourite nail artist, Elfi Lemieux, to create a basketball-themed manicure that looks just as good on the court as off.


Step 1: Prep the Nail

Start by prepping your nails—hydrating your cuticles, buffing and shaping your nail—once that’s done, wipe them clean them with a bit of nail polish remover.  Apply the base coat.


Step 2: The Base

Choose a bright coral colour and apply a thin first coat. Allow to dry before applying a second to get an even colour.


Step 3: The Lines

Once the base colour is dry, use a striping brush and black polish to paint a vertical line down the center of the nail. Paint a horizontal line to create a PLUS sign. Let the lines dry before picking up your dotting tool (a must-have! Get it at your local pharmacy) and painting two curved lines on the side of the nail.


Step 4: The Final Touch

Let the polish dry (approximately 2-3 minutes) apply the top coat, and Voilà your basketball manicure is done!

Tags: Basketball, DIY, nails


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