I've been dying to try to do a sponge gradient on my nails for a while now and figured yesterday was as good of a day as any. Using a makeup sponge was surprisingly easy after a few failed tries, but I got the hang of it rather quickly.
I used Milani She's So Glitzy with Zoya Breezi for the tips.
Here was the end result with my cherry blossoms painted on:
Just a tip, I've found that blotting the sponge repeatedly until it barely leaves a print makes the application much lighter on the nails, giving it a better fade. It's always easier to go back over than to put on too much and start again. You'll get the hang of it pretty quickly, I promise. :)