In the spirit of full disclosure, I had hoped to revisit the gradient mani. However, I wasn't really crazy about the colors I chose. I thought they would look a little more bright and summery, but the orange ended up being too muddy for my taste. So, I decided to reach for my tape...and my virtual bandage!
I started with a base of SH Double Duty. Then, I painted on two coats of ChG I'm With the Lifeguard, from their Summer Neons collection. I sponged on ChG Papaya Punch to create a gradient. I topped this was a coat of SV. Then, I used my thin painter's tape (the roll is only about 1/8" thick). Even at 1/8", this was still thicker than I wanted, so I cut each piece of tape in half length-wise to make it even thinner. I added the strips of tape, and painted on one coat of SC Black on Black. Then I topped it all with another coat of SV.