I didn't have a papercup like Colette does from Simple Little Pleasure's blog (see links under nail blogs). I used something a bit smaller. But, next time I try will definitely get a dixie cup type thing. I think it will be a bit easier for me.
Over all though, I think I did a decent job for a first timer. Let me know what you think. I promise on the next one the pictures will be better and I'll try lighter colors!
Ok, I tried a second time. Instead of taping off, I just left my hand in the water and used a Q-tip to wipe off any excess polish. It worked pretty well. It was definitely faster. I used China Glaze spontaneous and first kiss.