I have NO idea why, but for some reason I am dedicating this manicure to Lord Of The Rings, “We cannot get out. The end comes. Drums, drums in the deep. They are coming”. This is Hearts In The Deep, aka my first attempt at a pond mani! Nail Art Canada included as their Valentine’s Day challenge a “most hearts” challenge, and this is my entry!
I actually spent an hour trying to test a bunch of different polishes because I don’t own any jellies…and for a successful pond mani you need a jelly polish! Then I remembered, my old mini OPI scented glitters! Lo and behold, I am saved. None of the other polishes I tried were going to work (like…at all. It was painful), and then I remembered my little rainbow set that I had stopped using because they weren’t opaque enough. I got them when I first started doing nail art and didn’t know why they were so sheer. Now I know: I have a whole rainbow of jellies! Yay!
This manicure took a LONG time. I had to wait (well, as best I could) between adding each layer of hearts and adding the next layer of polish. I also messed up my accent nail TWICE and had to re-start it. It has 8 layers of polish, and just did NOT want to dry. D’oh.
I counted as I went (I have a montage of all the hearts at the bottom of this post) and I think I ended up with 64 hearts in the “pond” style, with either one or 4 on my accent nail (depending on how you count it). Go me!
I think I have to try more pond manis in the future. This was fun!