I loved this and got a good few compliments on it, even though it was a relatively simple thing to do.
I used striping tape (bought online from THIS seller), some manicure guides from Essence (€1.49 I think), NYC 002 Full Metal Jacket, NYC 205 Boundless Berry and Sally Hansen Insta-dry.
I already had 2 coats of Full Metal Jacket on my nails so I just touched up the tips and got to work.
Right, so ring ringers first:
I cut 4 pieces of striping tape and laid them on my nails in a gift-wrap pattern (two lines close to each other lenthways on the nail and then 2 lines close to each other over the tip of the nail).
I used quite a thick coat of NYC Boundless Berry to cover the entire nail and while the polish was still wet I used a pair of tweezers to pull the striping tape off... starting with the tape laid on last... and going very very carefully. So: last tape on, first tape off.
This left me with a pretty pattern that looked quite elegant.
Then I placed the Essence manicure tip guides over the tips of my nails and painted what was left in the Boundless Berry. And carefully tried to pull the tip guides off. I wasn't was successful, But its a few small flaws that as a quick glance you don't see.
I finished everything off with a coat of my Favourite Sally Hansen Insta-dry.
Viola. Not Vóila. Viola. It is done.
Ps: Happy New Year!