I've noticed a pattern with some of my manicures. I'll do them, and I'll think "Meh." Then I'll wear them for a bit, keep checking out my nails, and realize I like it a lot more than I thought I did. This is one of those manicures.
I have a dark blue base with a magenta that got more purple when I put it over the blue. For a while I kept thinking that maybe I should stamp something on the blue part or add a pink to the gradient, but then it just grew on me.
Base-Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Blue It
Sponged Color- Bon Bons Magenta