Gradients - so easy to achieve and looks amazing. I had several comments of 'Wow, I love your nails!' while I sported this look. Mr D said they look like they came from under the sea!
I created the gradient following this tutorial by The Nailasaurus (much love for Sammy's mad skillz!) using Collection 2000 Cloud Nine and added the fade with Technic Pacific Blue. I finished with a coat of Seche Vite.
I'm a little miffed that some of my gradient lines are wonky and not really a smooth transition, my thumb and index finger mainly. This is only my second attempt at gradients but practice makes perfect I suppose :)