|You can see the shimmer if you enlarge this photo.|
After applying a base coat, I used two thin coats of the pink shade seen here, which is Wet N Wild Fast Dry in How I Met Your Magenta. It's a bright pink jelly with gold shimmer. On it's own, I'm not too crazy about it. The formula applies easily and it does dry quickly if you use thin coats but after three coats, you will still see visible nail line. But it works great to do a gradient. After it was dry, I used The Nailasaurus Gradient Tutorial method to gradually make my nails shift to orange at the tips. The orange polish I used is Essie in Braziliant. This is a pretty bright orange with pink shimmer and it's a lot more opaque than the pink shade, which is why I did it at the tips... because I hate visible nail line.
After I was happy with the sponging, I applied a topcoat. Finally, to clean up the mess I made around my fingernails by using the sponge, I just dipped this brush in 100% pure acetone and it cuts through left over polish like a hot knife in butter.