Textured Gradient Tape Mani

 Hi guys today I have some nail art for you - this mani combines 3 of my favourite things at the moment, gradients, texture and tape.  And, I liberated a few things from my untried rack while I was at it. :)

 The gold base in this mani is W7 - Gold Mirror, and I will be posting swatches of that very soon.  The gradient was done with Seventeen Rock Hard Couture - Celestial Pearl and Cameo Crush.  FYI, I didn't tape around my fingers before sponging on the gradient, as I wasn't sure if it would get in the way of my striping tape.  This was a mistake!  Clean-up took forever, and as you can see, I still have little specks of shimmer all over my fingers.  Next time, I will find a way to use both types of tape :D
 Difficult clean-up aside, I was really pleased with how this turned out.  I love when a design turns out just how I imagined it in my head, and this was one of those mani's.  I love how wintery it feels too, the 2 textures just play so nicely together!
Before I took this off, I coloured in all the lines with my new Barry M Nail Art Pen, just for the fun of it.  Thought I may as well snap a quick picture for you guys too:
Definately looks better with the gold lines in my opinion.  First impressions of the pen are good, I have used it in the next part of my review for Winterberry Nail Art, so I'll tell you more about it then.

Anyway, as always, I would love to know what you guys think of this mani?