This is one of those manis that ends up looking really simple but was a pain to produce! Basic gradient, from the cuticle (which I always think is harder than from the tip) with an uncooperative polish. It has too much base-to-gold ratio IMO!

Barry M Gelly Cardamom
Rococo Gold Leaf Lacquer

Definitely needed to dabbing technique and I placed a few bits with the tip of an orange stick. I’m also feeling that Cardamom dries a bit darker than the bottle.