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!