Sorry about the lack of step photos on this tutorial. I was playing around and got a bit carried away...
It's quite an easy one to do, and you don't really need any professional tools but a steady hand will deffo help!
Step 1: Paint on the base colour.
I chose a dark purple with the help of Twitter (follow me if ya like ^_~). This is OPI Siberian Nights.
Step 2: Paint on the stripes!
For the stripes on my nails, I picked two light colours that complement each other but I'm sure contrasting colours would work well too. (These polishes have now been discontinued, but for reference I used Eyeko Tea Rose Polish and Eyeko Lilac Polish.)
I actually used a long nail art brush to draw the stripes but if your hand is steady enough I'm sure you can just use the brush the polish comes with. I also had to do a few coats because the creamy formula didn't show up too well against the dark purple.
Step 3: Add glitter!!
I think (almost) every nail design needs at least a hint of glitter. I used a silver glitter striper polish and just stroked across the edges of the stripes. If you don't have a striper polish, using a toothpick would work just as well.
Step 4: Cover with a top coat.
To seal the deal, I used 17 Double Gloss Top Coat.
What do you think of stripey nails?
Love love and stripeylove!!