Here's a photo of the bow that I used. I only ended up using a few centimetres of it. I think I could do this nail art a thousand more times and still have left overs. The neat thing is that in normal light, this bow looked orange but against a dark background it looks green.
For my base color I used two coats of OPI I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw. Then I used a non-quick dry top coat to make it sticky so the pieces of film would stick to it.
The film didn't lay completely flat so I had to use A LOT of top coat to ensure there weren't ends sticking through (that would've drove me mad when I wore them). By a lot of top coat, I mean like 4-6 coats. The pieces I used that I laid down in the same direction as my nail weren't as bad but the horizonal pieces stuck up...take that as a lesson if you feel like trying it. Unfortunately I think all the top coat in addition to the non-flatness of the pieces resulted in bubble city. Luckily they weren't visible to the average person but in photos they sure did show up.
Other than the bubbles I thought these were pretty darn cool, especially with the green-blue shift that the pieces had. They were definitely shiny and flashy!
What do you think? Have you tried this yet? Will you?
'Til next time...