Essie nail polish has the best colors, but unfortunately for me, doesn't stay out very long on my nails. So, I did no base coat, then 2 coats of Essie Tart Deco, 1 coat of Essie Good to Go top coat, then took a pointed Gold Metallic Sharpie Permanent Marker and painted some French tips & ring fingers on! Another light quick top coat to protect the marker - but I also read on another blog that you could spray hairspray over the marker ink, then apply your top coat, to prevent the Sharpie from smearing.
I am a lefty, so applying to my left hand was much harder to draw neatly, but I sat in a chair with my knees to my chest, and propped my left hand on my knee for stability.
There you go! A new fun mani trick! Let me know if you try it!