I love the mix of glossy and matte. I haven't done a lot of playing with it, but definitely need to do more. I had this idea a while back and just couldn't decide which polish to do it with. After using my China Glaze Velvet Bow on my red leopard nails, I decided it was the perfect color for this pin striping.
Velvet Bow is a deep maroon cream and being that this was the first time I'd worn it, I was surprised that it took three coats to get full coverage; I had some thin spottiness at the tips. It really is gorgeous though.
A tiny striping brush and some Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love and here you have it. Subtle and sophisticated.