check out my blue gradient nail. Korean nail salons does this for about $25. It looks like gel and lasted about 2 weeks.
I absolutely love it. I had the manicurist use mixture of blue nail color form OPI. I cannot commit to fake nails since I play the guitar. So I think this is a great alternative without giving too much bold color. I prefer gradient nail techniques compared to french manicure. The manicurist uses a sponge to mix colors and dabs onto the nail.