My first attempt turned out quite well, with the combination of my favourite technique, gradients. I also combined this with matte, shiney and glitter, so there's a bit of everything.
I felt a little rushed on this attempt, possibly because I didn't have much to do between each stripe but wait. The addition of Max Factor's Fantasy Fire in between the braids livened this one up.
I had a theme in mind for this, but like a lot of mani's, they don't always turn out the way you imagine.