So I went with a teal and a Gold glitter gradient from the cuticle. Then when I was finished I decided to add a little something to it. Finally settled on an image from the first Bundle Monster set. So here it is...
Orly Nail Armor as a base
3 coats OPI Mermaid's Tears
Sponged on China Glaze Blonde Bombshell
Stamped with Wet N Wild Black Creme using Bundle monster plate
topped with Gelous then Seche Vite
I had never actually used Mermaid's Tears, I do have Orly Ancinet Jade seen here which is supposed to be a dupe of each other. It's been a long time since I used Ancient Jade so I'm not really sure how they compare application wise. But mermaid's tears needed 3 coats but doesn't seem too thick on the nail.
All in all I'm really happy with how this turned out. will definitively try this look again with other colors and stamps.