CVS was having a massive sale on Orly when I went in to pick up a prescription so I grabbed these three colors.
I painted 4 of my nails in the pinky purple and my ring finger in the white on both hands. I then took some scrap Oracal 631 and cut it into strips. I tried using scissors and ended up using my cameo to keep the lines straight. After the white nail was dry (this is great polish for that by the way- I barely needed two coats) I pressed it onto the white nails, keeping it really smooth.
I took the turquoise and brushed it over the vinyl. I did two light coats quickly, waited about a minute, and peeled off the vinyl. I think that waiting for the polish to dry will just cause the whole thing to tear off. I've always heard you should wet peel. I then put top coat over it (Orly Won't Chip) to smooth it out.
I then took a heart shape I had in my library, shrunk it wayyy down, and cut two out of the same vinyl with my Cameo. I actually cut this heart in about 4 different tiny sizes since I wasn't really sure what size would fit. It's kind of hard to measure your own nail!
I did the same as before- apply the vinyl to a completely dry nail, adhere smoothly, 2 quick coats of purple pink polish, wait a minute, and wet peel gently. Again, top coat goes on top to help smooth it out.
That's pretty much it! All that's left is clean up. I do go around the edges with a toothpick or q-tip and polish remover, but most of the mess comes off my skin in the shower so I usually don't sweat it too much.
This polish design lasted soooo long! All through vacation! About a week after I first did this I did have to go over all the purple pinky nails with another coat & topcoat but the ring finger nail art stayed for nearly two weeks until I finally removed it all! It lasted through a Disney vacation which was a plus!