What the heck do I call this mani? I want to call it a mish mash, but I think that’s technically when each nail is different. There are a few different techniques showcased here so I’m struggling to find a title.
I’m really loving the peach/coral, aqua-ish and green combination lately. I keep going back to it. These are same three polishes I used in my String Art post last week. I started by polishing my nails with Revlon Peachy. This was the first time I’d actually painted my nails with it. I loved it! It’s a perfect summer color. Then I did the leopard on my ring finger and thumb. I was tempted to stop there. I was so happy with it, but really wanted to do the stripes too.
Once the peachy had dried, I used some striping tape and polished some Orly Green Apple, then sponged on some China Glaze For Audrey. The gradient on the stripes was a little tricky because generally when you do a tape mani, you want to pull the tape off right away, while the top polish is still wet. For a sponged gradient, you would generally wait until the base color is pretty dry so the sponge doesn’t pull it all off. Obviously these two techniques fight against each other. I made it work though and I love the result! I’m absolutely in love with this mani and will be sad when I have to take it off.