4.05.2012

Basket Weave Nail Tutorial



Essie Turquoise & Caicos and Barefoot in Blue
 Sally Hansen nail art pen in blue

So this is a first for my blog; a nail tutorial! If you don't know already, I am a nail polish fanatic! I recently ordered some Sally Hansen nail art pens from Amazon (they're a lot cheaper online) and was searching the web for some cool nail art designs! So I came across the "basket weave" pattern, which I thought looked pretty chic/cool. Below are some steps to follow in order to achieve this look!

1. Paint your nails with your favorite color! (I used alternating colors for funsies)
2. Take your nail art pen and draw several diagonals lines from the bottom left corner to the upper right corner.
3. Then, draw more diagonal lines in the opposite direction.
4. Finish it off by filling in the empty space with horizontal lines!
5. Optional, but you can apply a top coat for a shiny finish!

9 comments:

  1. I saw those pens on stores. The colors are really pretty. How long did it take the whole process? It seems a lot of work. I don't know if I would have patience. But the final result, it does really look so pretty!!!
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    1. If your hands are steady, the whole process doesn't take very long! If you're a perfectionist, it might take you a couple of tries to make the lines really perfect. So the short answer is, it depends on the person!

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  2. omg this is great!
    I really love this post :)

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  3. Nice nails!

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  4. Those are cool looking nail colors!


    Nathalie
    http://nathaliecalifornie.blogspot.com/

    My first blog Giveaway: http://nathaliecalifornie.blogspot.com/2012/04/mary-see-concours-carte-cadeaux.html

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  5. love this nail art tutorial! definitely going to have to try it out : ) we should follow each other!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    sidesmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. Fantastic!
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