Let me start off by saying this manicure is a complete rip off from Nicole at Nail Polish Wars. I saw her post today and loved it! I didn't know what I was going to do to my nails today and this one seemed like a quick one.
I had a color combination in mind; grey and salmon. I polished my nails with Julep Annette, a super soft grey creme. On my thumb, I layered Julep Alicia and didn't like it. I've used these two polishes together before and loved them, but in this arrangement, not so much. When I'm experimenting, I generally start with my thumb since you only get peeks of it in my photos.
I looked through my polishes trying to think of another option and just kept going back to Nicole's green. I pulled out my Sally Hansen Ivy League. I taped off my tips and went at it. I wasn't real impressed with the results until I added a top coat. I've started to think of all sorts of color combinations I can do this with.