Thanks for the comments on Florence. She is too cute. Amazing how quickly you can love a little puppy or bunny! Mustn't forget Bluebell she is taking it all really well bless her. I know that isn't why you come here though!
I watched Beetlejuice a few weeks ago and decided to paint my nails with black and white stripes with different coloured tips.
I used the thin tape you can get from ebay for 99p for 10 colours to mask off the white base coat. On one of the nails I tried using the white coloured tape on top of black as I hadn't masked off enough stripes on one nail but the tape isn't opaque enough to cover black. Good to know for the future eh!
I had varying results with the colours I used for the tips. Not all can compete the with black and white stripes sucessfully.
I used tip guides to mark of the section I wanted to colour. I think this is quite an easy manicure to replicate which is still effective.
1. Prepare the nail using a good base coat
2. Paint nails white - I used Color Club french tip as it is opaque in one coat - wait until it is completely dry.
3. Place 3-4 pieces of tape along the nail where you want it to stay white - you could do horizontal stripes or diagonal stripes for a different look.
So I hope you enjoy creating these nails