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.