As promised, here is my pastel gradient!
I started with two coats of Milani's high speed fast dry Pink Express. Once that was dry, I followed this tutorial by the Nailasaurus to achieve the gradient look. Two two colors in the gradient are Milani Pink Express and Confetti 071 Belle of the Ball. I topped it off with two coats of NYC extra shiny top coat to smooth out the bumpiness created by the nail sponge. Unfortunately, I am starting to notice all of the bubbles this top coat creates - I think it's time to switch brands. Any suggestions?
Here are some swatches of my base color:
And here are some more pictures of the finished product!
Have a wonderful day! :-)