For my sponged mani I used two coats of Essie's Mint Candy Apple and waited for it to dry. If I were doing just a solid colour mani, it would definitely need a third coat because it was a bit patchy/streaky (as Essie pastels tend to be) but I was going to sponge over it so I didn't bother.
I then used a kitchen sponge and OPI Pink Friday for my gradient. I use this technique for my gradients and it works really well for me.
I added Emily de Molly's Black And White Love Affair over the gradient! I think it looks so cute!
I wish I hadn't changed my nail shape back to squares. :( I usually don't mind my nails no matter what shape they are and I'm all "it's okay, they'll grow back" but right now I hate them. :( *sigh*
Have a nice day/night!
Don't forget to check out the blogs/accounts of the gorgeous ladies joining me for Aussie Nails Monday:
Nail Gun XS - Marie’s Manicure Madhouse - Tales From The Makeup Bag - Shatter Me Claire - A Polished Prance - Tee Bee’s Nails - The Epitome of Superficiality - Lacquer Dreams - NananaisNails - Enamoured With Enamel - Pretty Polish Please - Adelle1985 - Kelly's Kolors - Polished Peripherals - Nicki - Every Little Polish - Mel My Issta - Walk In My Eyeshadow - JennLojko - The Polish Haven - Nails In The Desert - Erinzi - Strawbrie - Lovessweetas - Jas' Blingtastic Nails - Mckfresh - Jessica