First, apply two coats of L'oreal pro manicure nail polish in Afterhours. Wait until it dries, then coat it with one or two coats of wet n wild shine nail polish in Hallucinate. Wait until dry, real dry.
use the tape to cover your nail, but not the tip of your nail. This is to create a neat arch on your tip when you apply the gold color. I choose the bold golden color ( Pure ICE magnetic attraction nail polish in Tottaly Amp ).
Wait until dry, then starting to put the accent..( nail artist stick on nail accents, i got it at Walmart for about $3).