This is one of my new frankens, its a super fine dark purple glitter. This version also has holographic square glitter.
This was 1 coat like a french manicure but I did it all messy to help blend the 2nd coat. Then once that dried I went back and gave it the gradient look by just barely sweeping the brush towards my cuticle and blending it together.
Then I just added a few extra silver hex glitters to help the gradient look. I finished it off with a topcoat sandwich which is 1 coat of SV after I'm done and letting it dry completely, then 1 coat of a normal drying clearcoat, followed by another coat of SV.