This is my first go at a gradient manicure. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to pick a colour - marine green/bright teal - that doesn't photograph well. So you'll have to imagine this 'tip' colour as much more saturated and awesome and therefore the gradient as much more visible and contrasty.
I used the nailsaurus' tutorial (if you don't read her blog, you should, it's awesome) and a piece of kitchen sponge. In future I'd use a better/less hole-y sponge because I think the texture is a bit too obvious. I used Ilamasqua Nudge as the base with Nails Inc Warwick Way for the gradient. I only used two coats of Nudge for the base when really, it needed three (I assumed the sponging would cover up any gaps, but it didn't really). Overall I was pleased and I'll definitely try it again - although it does use quite a lot of polish so I think I'll stick with shades I don't mind using up!
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