For this manicure you first start with a base color. Then you take another color, I think metallic polish looks best, and try to get as much polish off of the brush as possible. With whats remaining, roughly paint your nails.
On my right hand the base is China Glaze Purr-Fect Plum, with Essie Good As Gold on top. My left hand is Essie Go Overboard with Xtreme Wear Pink Satin.