This is the simple design I did for the first week of the spring 2011 semester. I originally painted them the base color, which is Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in the color Gunmetal. The bottle was my sister's and I painted them at home, so when I got back to school they chipped at the top. I was going to take off the polish and paint them a whole new color, but I decided to just cover the chipped parts with my purple nail polish. Then I ended up adding a little black stripe with my Art Deco polish and here is the final result.
Moral of the story: If you really like your nail color and it chips, and you don't have that color on hand, just paint tips of a different color, and add stripe.