Here's the photo of the image she sent me. It's likely from Pinterest but I can't seem to find the original source of it. Pretty, isn't it?
I tried to match the colors as best I could for my gradient. I used a white base of Pure Ice Superstar! and then added the gradient of China Glaze For Audrey, At Vase Value, What's She Dune? and a bit of Kalahari Kiss (though I'm not sure that really made it's way onto my nail since it was the bottom of the gradient). Over it I added a coat of fine glitter (KBShimmer I Only Have Ice For You) and then the swirly water marble of Pure Ice Superstar! and pipe dream polish Clearwater.
I always have a few bubbles in my water marbles (and I've almost learned to accept it) but I think some of the bubbles in this one are caused by the glitter underneath and I actually really like it. It sort of adds to the beach-y look I was going for.
Now let's see if the rest of the Digit-al Dozen crew has done something more seasonally-appropriate. Good thing I'm rarely concerned with being appropriate!