Monday, March 26, 2012

Basketball Nails

With March Madness going on, I thought it would be an appropriate time to do basketball nails. I actually don't care for the NCAA but I do really love the NBA (Phoenix Suns!) so I thought this would be a fun manicure to do.


I started out by trying some color combinations on a nail wheel. I originally started with an orange base but that didn't look realistic at all... and I really wanted the skin of the basketball to look realistic. So, using a picture I took on my phone as a guide (see the end of the post), I started trying to match colors. I ended up finding a nice base in OPI's Gouda Gouda Two Shoes, which was surprising as I always saw that color as sort of a dusty brown pink. I then added on the dots in China Glaze Brownstone with the small end of a dotting tool.


I tried to make the accent nails look like the "seams" on a basketball, though scale wise I know they aren't totally consistent with the dots on the basketball skin. Artistic license, right? :) For the seams, I just freehanded them on with a small nail art brush in Konad black.


Here's my inspiration picture:


So that's that! I hope you like it, I was pretty pleased with the outcome of this simple nail art!

I also want to mention that every afternoon this week I will be showing a polish from the new GlitterDaze Simply Spring line. Keep your eyes open for those, especially if you like glitter!
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22 comments

  1. Love it! I'm not a huge basketball fan, but these are great!

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  2. Basketball nails :O ? That is a new one ^^

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  3. Cute!! Love it!!

    Those Suns are killing us fans this year, aren't they? Lol! Sigh... One day they'll win it all. :p

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  4. Love it! You have some seriously creative manis! I never know what you're going to post, but I always love it!

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  5. Wow! Awesome. I'm sure my boyfriend would love it! :D

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  6. So many dots! That looks amazing. I applaud your patience.

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  7. Very cool! Definitely has the texture of a basketball =) I think I may do something like this next Cavs game I go to =)

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  8. This looks really cool 8D! I thought it was a giraffe at first _O_.

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  9. Those are insane! Those colors ended up being perfect for this, I love them.

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  10. not a basket ball fan, but your nail are amazing!

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  11. These turned out fabulous! =] I might have to try this for my school's last game.

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  12. i hate basketball, but this, this i love. it's pretty awesome.

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  13. basketball is not my favorite sport.. but the result of this is pretty cute!

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