I chose L'Oreal Paris, Not a Cloud In the Sky as my base. The pretty aqua color is perfect for spring. Then I grabbed my silver Sharpie. I also have a gold and a bronze version. The gold would have been great too. I snagged my Sharpies at Target in a 3 pack, one with each color.
The reason I love using a Sharpie instead of polish to create art, is the F#@! factor. If you screw up and say F#@!, all you need to do is wipe your nail with alcohol and start over. You don't have to repaint your base color!
I decided to only do one nail this time. I wanted racing stripes and I had a few extra cups of coffee, so my hands weren't as steady as they should be. Two tiny stripes on my ring finger completed the look. I added top coat and I was finished.
As you can see the ridge in my nail, creates a bit of a wave but I still like the effect. I've also done bronze hearts on a nude nail and gold dots on navy nails. The possibilities are endless.