As I don't really have a steady hand and no talent whatsoever in drawing/painting, I prefer nail art techniques were you need neither... ;-)
For this simple tape mani I started with two coats of a England Princess Tears, a pale pink/purple holo. Two coats weren't quite enough for opacity at the tips, but there were no bald spots visible near my cuticles.
Then I taped off the lowest part of my nails with simple scotch tape and added one coat of Color Club Eternal Beauty, a medium pink toned purple holo.
As a last step, I taped off two thirds of my nails and added one coat of a England Lady Of The Lake, a dark plum toned purple holo.
I used one coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer after each color to speed up drying time and removed the tape immediately after adding the new color.
a England polishes are available at various places, you'll find a complete list of retailers here.