For resort, many of the brightest stripes - canary yellow, hot pink, brilliant turquoise - were set against a dark color, which made them so much more sophisticated. I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 'Pat on the Black' here. Think about the thumb as an accent nail, instead of the usual pinky-finger. You use your thumb for texting, so it's more fun -- it looks amazing in pictures where you've got your hands on your hips, too. Plus, creating these thin stripes is easier with the bigger surface of your thumbnail.
Products used: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 'Pat on the Black'