Here is what I used for this mani:
This reminded me of those tights witch's wear in figurines or those Halloween decorations you can buy all over the place. For this look, I used my typical base coat and one layer of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I used 2 coats of Meg for the green nails and 2 coats of Creative Fantasy for the purple ones. I then added 2 coats of I Love You to the purple nails for a glitter effect as the Creative Fantasy dries with a kind of "rubber" look.
For my accent nail, I added 2 coats of Watch It Glitter. I then added a layer of Seche Vite (on all of my nails except the accent nail) to seal it all in and begin the striping tape detail. These stripes came with a lot of trial and error but I finally settled on two layers of striping tape to get the desired width between stripes.
I cut about 75 pieces of tape for this mani - I always test my designs on my right hand since I can't photograph that hand as easily, it helps me to finalize a design without having to start over. LOL! I worked on one nail at a time for this look. Once the tape was positioned onto the nail, I painted 2 coats of Ebony Hates Chris on top. Then, I carefully pulled the tape off the nail while the polish was still fairly wet.
After the polish was dry, I added a final layer of Seche Vite to the nails except for my accent nail. I tried several things with the matte finish on my right hand first...I will admit that I love the look of matte nails on other people...just not so much on myself. This makes me so sad. I tried making the black stripes matte at first. I just didn't like it. I tried making the whole nail matte, and I didn't like it. I don't know if it is my matte polish or just me. It seems like the polish is too waxy or something. Anyway, I have seen so many people put the matte finish over the glitter with astounding results so I tried it. I LOVED that! So, I just have the matte finish on my accent nail. Not that you can really tell from the photos though. I realized that it just takes longer to set than normal and not dent or smudge when touched. Now that I have that learning, I will have to try more of it.
That was a bit long-winded, but thanks for reading through it. :)