While all polish comes with its own brush, you may find you have better luck applying stripes or patterns with less traditional nail supplies, such as an orangewood stick, toothpick, or even a Q-tip with the cotton removed.
Investing in a variety of colors can give you endless options, and using household items such as a toothpick for polka-dots or a thin artist brush for swirls can help you to get cute and funky nails for any occasion.
Wrap the bacon around the edge of the filet mignon steak and secure it with a toothpick that you have soaked in water for about 30 minutes to prevent the toothpick from catching fire.
Pour equal amounts of the batter into the prepared pans and bake until lightly browned, about 40 minutes, testing for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake.
Use a toothpick to smear small amounts of color throughout a lump of fondant, and then knead the fondant carefully until the color is blended through completely.