Something I haven't done before was Candy cane nails. I'm getting the hang of striping tape at long last so I can get my stripes looking fairly clean and almost identical on each nail. I started off with Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure in Right Said fred. This is nice and bright and because it's part of the complete salon range I didn't have to bother with a basecoat to stop it from staining. It really reduced the amount of time I had to spend on my nails which is always good. Then I marked off my nails with small strips of striping tape and painted on a thin later of white polish. Right after putting on the white I used my cuticle nippers to pull off the stripes of tape.
That fecking hair on my ring finger is cotton wool! I didn't even notice it until I edited the pictures. That's awful annoying. Anyway I didn't use a topcoat because the one I have drags when used with the white polish. I really like the end result though, I may try it with green or gold instead of the white.