Start with a dot to create a focal point. For a twist, place the dots at random places on every nail. Paint curve lines around the focal point to create a broken ripple effect. Make sure you paint the curves with enough space to reveal the background polish.
Manicure tricks w/ tape. One of mine to add is to use a scrapbook punch on painters tape (must be a tiny design) & place on nail. After 2nd coat of color or matte coat has dried. After placing "sticker" top with opposite finish or color polish. When you make your punch try to put a bit of tape around a corner facing up to be used as a tag to pull it off the nail.
Nail Inspiration: Nude Matte Nails. Get the look: + OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand + Essie Matte About You Matte Finisher