I used sellotape to tape off the lower portions of the nails, and painted away.
I like that it matches the ring I was wearing today - this is a family ring that was left to me by a relative. We think it's from the early 1900s.
Oh dear! My cuticles look terribly dry in close up! I hadn't realised - I swear they look fine in real life. Time to get some hand cream out I think!