1.) Apply base coat or clear polish. Optional: Apply opaque nude if your nails are stained (or TIP: just brush them with whitening toothpaste ;)) 2.) Paint a diagonal stripe starting at the mid-section of the nail bed passing through the center of the tip. 3.) Repeat the previous step on the other side with pink polish.. 4.) Paint a straight horizontal line over the tip using a burgundy polish. This effect looks best on squared nails (which are making a comeback btw). 5.) Allow for the polishes to dry (reds take longer than other colors for some reason) and seal the design with top coat.