I think you know by now that if I could, I'd just do glitter all day, every day. A girl has to try something different every now and again though so after browsing around for a while (mostly google images for "nail art") I came across this post by 10 Black Canvases. I just had to try!
To start, I applied two coats of Rimmel Black Satin. I first started with white acrylic paint but it's so hard to get smooth I switched over to using L.A. Colors nail art polish in white. I found I was able to get nice, smooth lines if I wiped all the polish off the brush then worked from a little blob of polish on a piece of plastic. That way you can just dip the very end of the brush in and work from there. I started from the cuticle on each nail, working upwards. I did shamelessly copy the design from above but it's so awesome how could I not??
The Verdict: I'm going to have to do more of these kinds of designs. I haven't done a freehand style in a long time but now I know my hand is steady enough, moar lacey patterns!