Stemming from my love of this Half Moon Dotticure combined with the many "Pond Manicures" I have done, this mani started out with a half moon illusion with dots. Next, I layered dot layers moving toward the tip between coats of jelly polishes. It gave a really neat ombre effect on the 1/3 of the nail near the tip.
As you can see, Zoya Frida (teal) was more sheer and you can easily see the half moon shape. However, I prefer the ombre effect more with Zoya Katherine because it was more pigmented. I have plans to recreate this look without the half moon and do it a little differently because this took a LOT of layers. It also took a long time to dry completely. There are like 6 layers of jelly polish for each nail, with top coat.
All in all, it worked but not how I pictured in my head. I'll revisit this concept in the future for sure! Thanks so much for reading!