Lately I've been addicted to gradient nails. It's simple, fast to do, and looks great. I needed something to to layer my new A-England Merlin over. I went with Essie Playdate and Bikini So Teeny. This pic is without a topcoat so it looks textured.
This is one thin coat of Merlin. It looked "incomplete" so I added gems for detail. Seche Vite for the top coat and that was it.