I tried my best to do a nice blue gradient background, its my first try. I used Sinful Colors' Grecian Sun, Revlon's Dreamer, Color Club's Take Me To Your Chateau with a hint of Ulta's Maine Attraction to add a little blue-green.
To get the sand to stick and give it some color, I dabbed Color Club's Nomadic Nude on a make-up sponge and dipped it in the sand, then gently patted my nails. It was quite the pain and I can honestly say I don't think I'll ever be working with sand again, not actual beach sand anyway. Hehe. All in all, I think its a really cute, beachy manicure!