"You shattered my heart(s) but I filled it with glitter!"
What I Used:
Pink: Jessica Harlequin #481
Black shatter/crackle: China Glaze Black Mesh
Holographic glitter: Wet N' Wild Hallucinate
How I Did It:
***Excuse my depiction of shatter. I learned the hard way that it's not the easiest to do without a proper texture brush!
This was a fairly easy design to do. The only tricky part is cutting out the hearts so that they're small enough to fit the nail width without being too small that they aren't noticeable. In fact, my first attempt came out too small so I ended up using it on my thumb, along with another heart. You can even do away with this entirely if you have heart shaped stickers lying around the house (I know my scrapbooking sis in law would probably have a ton!). The glitter on the hearts was a last minute addition to make the hearts pop all the more. I honestly think it would have looked all the more better if I used a matte top coat to finish off the look. Also, doesn't it remind you of those kindergarten artwork where you fill a piece of paper with color (using crayons or paint) and then the teacher applies black paint on top and when it dries you get to etch the paint?
I'd like to think of it as an optimistic take on being broken hearted.
You realize your true strength when you're down in the dumps.
A healed heart shines all the more because it has known hurt and has risen above it.
A good heart is soft as a marshmallow, yet tough as steel.
Thumb focus shot.
Best of the other nails: pinky shot. (The shatter came out more pronounced on this finger.)
No cutesy V-day nails here.
For some weird reason, this design brought to mind a song by a guy that Mr. J and I both like but know of from different times in his career:
Do you remember Moist or David Usher? Will you be sporting a V-day manicure? Have you ever been heartbroken?