A while back I found this gel manicure on Pinterest and thought I would re-create it with regular nail polish. Here is the original pin for reference. Not too bad if I do say so myself.
To paint these nails, I first put on a few coats of a sheer nude polish. Then used nail tape to block off where I would paint my black and white stripes. In the places where the two colors overlap I had to tape off and paint the color underneath, then do the overlapping stripe. Lastly, I used top coat to adhere the gold square studs and caviar beads.