Try a black shatter-finish topcoat over a pastel polish. It'll separate as it dries for a broken-glass look.
Unless you're a manicurist, freestyle sketching on your nails often ends up looking sloppy. But a thin racing stripe is stylish and easy, even for amateurs.
Ombre refers to gradations of the same color, from dark to light. Originally a fashion and then hair-color fad, the latest version for nails diffuses a solid color into a sparkly tone.
French manicures have become so bridal party-unless you marry two unexpected colors.
An instance where thin is not in: Fat pieces of glitter trump tiny flecks. The large pieces will settle into an imperfect pattern on your nails, and that's what makes it modern.