Enough wittering, here are the photos - I used a base of Nails inc Southwark, a beautiful royal blue colour, which actually dries to a slightly matte finish; the next stripe was Essie In the Cab-ana, which was on my list of polishes to buy for ages until recently (I'll do some swatches of it when I'm wearing it next); then Models Own Apple Pie from the Fruit Pastels collection - which smells gorgeously of apples; then the white stripe was done with Models Own Nail Art striper in white.
So for the tutorial:
You will need:
Three different shades of the same (or at least similar) colour
A white polish with striper brush
Scroll down for the instructions...
2. Using the brush in the next lightest shade polish, paint one stripe down the centre of the nail, then add to either side of it so that only a little bit of the base coat still shows. Let it dry.
3. Using the brush and the lightest polish, paint just one stripe over the top of the previous stripe. Let it dry!
4. Using the striper brush and white polish, paint a single thin line down the centre. Put a top coat over the whole nail (I used Butter London PD Quick).
Are you going to try out this design? What colours will you choose? Look out for my post tomorrow - I've tried the same design with different colours!