1. For my base coat I used Essie’s grow stronger base coat. 2. I applied two coats of Nude nail polish by Barry M (NP 342). 3. Once dried, I tore a piece off a make up sponge or dish sponge (unused). 4. I applied my desired [darker] colour to sponge [make sure it’s not too much – light brush paint onto sponge]. I used a baby blue nail polish by Barry M. 5. I then applied the sponge to nail starting from the centre of the nail to tip and tip to centre. The process was repeated until I was satisfied with the depth of the colour. 6. Optional – I added a glitter nail polish (Effects Silver Glitter by Barry M -149) over darker the tip colour. 7. Once dry, I finished by adding a top coat for shine – I used the Insta Dry by Sally Hansen; [optional matte nail polish for top coat for matte effect].