Friday, September 16, 2011

NOTD + Tutorial - Basketcase nails

Hey Dolls, 

You may or may not already know I am completely obsessed with WAH nails. As usual I was browsing the WAH site for inspiration and came across this pattern called 'basketcase' and had to try it. If you are bored and want nail inspiration I definitely suggest you check it out, they have amazing designs. Come to Australia WAH!

The original pictures I saw were in black and white but I decided to use pinky purpley colours. This would looks amazing in any colours, black and gold is my what I'm thinking next time. As usual my attempt is a bit dodgey and needs work but I love it! The design was relatively easy although as usual my right hand is not quite perfect. Hope that you like it!

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to get this pattern...

All you need two colours. A base colour and a colour for the stripes. You can either use a nail art polish or pen or alternatively you can buy a fine paintbrush and use any nail polish.
The first step is to simply paint your nails with the base colour. I used Revlon's Lilac Pastelle.

Once the base coat has dried completely draw a thin diagonal line with the nail art polish from the bottom corner to the opposite top corner.
Then continue to draw parallel thin lines to fill in the bottom section.

Next is to paint a diagonal line in the opposite direction and fill in the section section of the nail.
The final step is to fill in the top section of the nail with horizontal lines. Follow this with a clear top coat and you are done!

Here here we have the finished result. Trust me it's not too hard.
 If you love it, give it a go.



  1. Lilac Pastelle is such a beautiful colour!

  2. Ah I love this! You used such a great color combo too.

  3. Cool look. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. @littlelucy - I love it!

    @Anna Elizabeth - Thanks, I can't wait to try heaps of other combos too x

    @Alicia - Thanks :)

  5. this is amazing!! so impressive!!

    I'm an official follower!!
    check my blog out sometime -


  6. Great job! Your nails look very pretty!

  7. Love the nail do...and the easy picture capture has made the steps easy enough to try at home...nice help that.I love to decorate and do up my cosmetic brushes

  8. Love it! You always have the best nails, think I'm going to have to try this one xx