So I put on two coats of China Glaze Techno Teal from the Tronica Collection. I figured out how to apply it without having any drag. I put enough polish on the brush to cover the nail and did one swipe. For the second coat I went back and covered any spots I missed. I did this real quick so I didn't cover the whole nail. Dry time is really fast! Then because I wanted my nails to be more complex, I dabbed on Zoya Faye with my brush, trying to do a gradient. This is the result.
It looked a lot better in my head. It wasn't much of a gradient but more like I dipped my tips in Zoya Faye. I thought about erasing it, then decided to do one more thing to see if I could save it. PS- Do you see the tiny bit of holo in Techno Teal on my ring and pinkie? (Please say yes.)
Using Sinful Colors Black on Black and tape, I did a diagonal peek-a-boo look and added white streaks on my accent nail. I still wasn't satisfied, but it got rid of the 'I have to erase this now' urge. While I was taking pics it did grow on me. I probably should've sponged Zoya Faye on, but I'm still not sure about this color combo. With the black it did look better. Oh and on the places where I did a better gradient the color changed from Teal to Indigo to Violet.
Okay, now I'm off to study!