My base was China Glaze Custom Kicks (2 thin coats). I used a disposable sponge-tip eyeshadow applicator to create a gradient effect. First, I sponged on Speciallità Hera (1 coat) over 3/4 of my nail, then I sponged on A-England Saint George over 1/3 of my nail. These are all teal colors in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Sponging leaves a slight texture, so I added 1 coat of Seche Vite to smooth everything out.