Originally I was trying to do a color mani: lighter purple as base color & darker purple as tips. But it just didn't look right on my toes. Maybe its the colors I chose? Anyways, I found these (where else) on Pinterest and tried it with my 2 purples.
I'm not exactly thrilled with it up live and personal. But the picture looks a lot better. One of the problems may have been that the darker purple I have is 1) almost gone and 2) Insta-Dry (it was drying up on my as I was applying it). But I didn't use any tape or mani guides for this look; I just painted across the nail.
I was just thinking that these would look great with red polish for a bit of a vampire look. Anyhow...I'm thinking I'll be doing watermelons next. Can you guess where I got that idea from?