This is what I have on my nails at the moment. I wanted to use creme colours as I'd worn a lot of glitter recently but still wanted it to be fun. I haven't done any stripes for a while either and last time I did them my hand wasn't as steady as it is now painting nails. I picked out one of my favourite Leighton Denny colours, The Heiress which is a beautiful purply-lilac with some dusky blue in it. On the Leighton Denny website, it is described as 'a blue-belle purple' which I think is very fitting. For the stripes, I didn't have anything in mind other than using black and white so I just made it up as I went along.
The lines aren't perfect but I am pleased how it turned out and it is probably one of the best manicures I've done for myself :)
These photos are more colour accurate with some editing (purples are so hard to get colour accurate with digital photography).
What I used:
Leighton Denny Under Cover Base Coat
Leighton Denny The Heiress - 2 coats
Rio Nail Pens (black and white)
Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat.