To create the design, paint your nails in your favourite base colour (I've used GOSH Deep Purple), and wait for it to dry completely. Place a triangle of scotch tape at the nail bed to make the "V" shape, then place a long, thin strip of tape down the centre of the nail, overlapping with the triangle of tape. Take your metallic shade, paint one thin coat over the entire nail (including the tape), and then peel the scotch tape away while it's still wet. Your base colour should remain untouched by the metallic polish, and you "V-Gap" shape is created!
Don't forget you can still vote for my blog in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards in the Best New Beauty Blog category! Just click on the button on the right! I was emailed my invite to the event today - it all seems very real and daunting now!! Anyone got an Oscar Dress I can borrow?! Haha!
Also, it's a bit awkward when you look at your finished manicure and realise that it resembles intergalactic bounty hunters...