When prepping to snap an irresistibly like-able engagement ring selfie, painting your digits with Essie's "Ballet Slippers" isn't your only option. In fact, you might want to use all the options. For a mani that really stands out on your feed, doubling-up on nail polishes is the way to go.
Simple, two-toned talons are contemporary, cool, and effortlessly chic. Contrasting colors give French tips or half moons a modern boost. Looking for some something with added oomph? Consider a bold geometric pattern, negative space, or an ombré design.
Scroll through these dynamic duos and get inspired for your next salon visit.
Dark Green & Gold
For an ultra-posh polish job, try this stepped-up version of a half-moon mani with opulent dark green and gold.
Slate & Powder Blue
A wintery rendition of a “something blue” mani, this color combo is the epitome of cool.
Mahogany & Red
We’ve got your date-night digits on lock with this sultry duo of plush mahogany and fiery red.
Get the look: "Shearling Darling" Nail Polish; "Really Red" Nail Polish, $9, Essie available on Amazon
Cerulean & Sky
Say I do to this tonal take on the color-blocking trend that’s equal parts arctic and awesome.
Get the look: "Pool Side Service" Nail Polish, $9, Essie available on Amazon; "Blue La La" Nail Polish, $9, Essie available at Ulta
Black & White
You can’t go wrong with timeless black and white. Modernize it with negative space details that lend a contemporary pop-art vibe.
Peach & Sienna
We can’t resist the understated elegance of a peachy warm-nude and sumptuous sienna.
Navy & White
Perfect for minimally-minded brides, this swoon-worthy set marries contrasting colors and alternating half moons.
Emerald & Nude
Punch up French tips by trading white for emerald green—but keep the barely-there beige. After all, it’s a classic for a reason.
Ocean Blue & Black
This modern mani pairs shimmering, ocean blue with a deep, plum-based black. The effect is totally eye-catching.
Get the look: "Coat Azure" Nail Polish, $9, Essie available on Amazon; "Devil's Advocate" Nail Polish
Plum & Gold
Go glam with this lustrous gold to rich plum gradient.