This was fun. Messy, but lots of fun. Amazingly easy too! I love the shading effect, and in real life it looks amazing! I've had so many comments on how great it looks, I'm an ombre convert!
I painted my nails with the light green base colour, and then painted stripes of the light and dark greens onto a sponge, slightly overlapping to get the blurry effect. Then it was as simple as sponging the polish onto my nails until I was happy with the colour fade effect.
Needless to say, I got nail polish everywhere (on me that is, not on the furniture!) and I did go through a fair few cotton buds cleaning up! I think next time I'd scotch tape my fingers first to reduce the mess (yes, scotch tape: a fantastic cheat for messy techniques!). The photo is mid-clean up - as you can see I still had to work around my cuticles.
What do you think? Any other colour combos you'd like to see?