I love doing patchwork manis, despite the hour and a half or more it takes to do one. It just looks amazing afterwards, and that's where I get my satisfaction :)
I love doing themed manicures with a few different colors, so that it's not just red, or just pink, or pink hearts, etc. Just wanted to put out something different, and something pretty that isn't just monochromatic. I have a lot of trouble deciding on just one color, so why not three (or four, if you count the glitter).