I swatched Whimsical a while back and was unimpressed with it.  One day I saw a post where someone had layered it over a gradient and while I'm not a fan of Whimsical by itself, I liked the gradient.  So I decided to give it a go for a baby shower I was going to.

Aren't these the perfect baby shower nails?  A blue gradient for a baby boy and you could easily do a pink gradient for a girl.  I think I will name Revlon Whimsical my official baby shower polish.

I first tried it with a white base coat, did the blue gradient and added the Whimsical, and hated it.  The white made it too stark and I used a blue that was too dark.  I started over.  I sponged a gradient of Sinful Colors Aquamarine on to the tips of my nails without using a base color.  The first coat of Whimsical was so sheer that if it weren't for the glitter, you wouldn't know it was there.  It looked like a blue gradient over naked nails.  I actually looked pretty cool, but wasn't what I was going for.  Three coats of Whimsical later and I had my finished result.  I topped it off with Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

I'm really liking this mani and plan to wear it for the weekend.  What do you think of Whimsical being layered like this?  Do you like Whimsical or Deborah Lippmann GITA by themselves?