Hello!  It's been a while with no blog post.  In my defense, I am actually still wearing this design on my nails, have been since Tuesday, and will probably keep it on another day or so.
I've been sick this week with a nasty little head cold, but I managed to make it out for some retail therapy & picked up White Cap from the new China Glaze collection... and I'm glad I did!  It's a very pretty color, white with goldish opalescent glass flecks... in some lights they also flash a faint green.  The color doesn't really achieve a wearable opacity on its own, but the possibilities for layering are fantastic, and I'm sure I will be wearing this more.
I was too tired/lazy to go take my standard picture of ingredients, so I'm going to paragraphify this one instead. 
I started with my standard Sinful Colors Basecoat, and then I used a layer of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On as "underwear" so that I wouldn't have to worry about opacity.  Then I did a layer (or maybe two?) of White Cap and let it dry enough that I wouldn't have to worry about messing it up.  I made a gradient, darker towards the cuticle, with Petites Universe, a sheer gold with metallic flecks in it.  I thought it complimented White Cap well... it's like the bigger, bolder (& gold-er) cousin.  I used one more thin coat of White Cap over the top to smooth out the gradient.  I topped that with Seche Vite and wore it on its own for a few days until I could get around to the stamping I wanted to do.  I used Bundle Monster Image Plate BM20 and No Miss Gold Coast Gold, diluted horribly with acetone as the bottle is about 8 years old and almost empty.  I need a new stamping gold.  And that was that!  I really like how this look turned out, although I wish my gold stamping polish had been more opaque... I suppose that's what happens if you dilute nail polish to within an inch of its life.
I'll probably be sporting "boring" nails for at least part of the week... the voice studio I study in is holding a recital on Monday, and I think I'll go with classic red.  If I decide to spice up the look with some nail art, though, you'll be the first to know.