The Digit-al Dozen DOES It All Again: Love and Heartbreak!

In China Glaze, Digit-al Dozen, Nails, pond mani by Jacki25 Comments

Good morning, readers! No Swatch Saturday this week, today is still part of the September Spectacular with The Digit-al Dozen!

Today’s throwback theme is Love and Heartbreak. I decided to try out a technique I’ve seen a few times. I saw it first in this guest post by Honeymunchkin on My Nail Polish Obsession and she referred to it as a “pond manicure.” From what I understand, this post by Olive View Fashion was the original “pond manicure” and I’ve loved seeing all of the variations on many blogs! And I have to try the flower version soon as well!

So here is my attempt at a pond manicure, but using hearts like Honeymunchkin did. I threw in a few black hearts with the white ones for the “heartbreak” part of the theme.

Here is how I did it:

  • I applied one coat of China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal.
  • Once that was dry enough, I took a small dotting tool and white polish to make some heart shapes.
  • I then layered another coat of China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal.
  • Once that was dry, I repeated the steps of adding the white hearts overlapping the other layers and doing the China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal jelly in between the layers.
  • I added a random black heart on each finger in the top layers before the final jelly layer.
  • Finally, I thought I would add some sparkle with China Glaze Fairy Dust and then some HKGirl Top Coat.




What do you think? The layers were more noticeable before the glitter but I still like how it turned out! Thanks for reading! Come back Monday for the second half of our throwback nail art themes for the September Spectacular!



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  1. Ana

    Oh wow, I wouldn't have thought of this!

    One of the more original manis I've seen lately, definitely.

  2. Maile

    I WANT TO DO THIS! Thank you for such an thorough make everything seem so easy..AND IT IS as long as YOU'RE the tutor! <3

  3. The Crafty Angel (aka Manicured/Headacheslayer)

    I LOVE this! The ultimate jelly sandwich 🙂

    My 11yo son hopped up on the bed while I was looking at this and he thought it was awesome 😉 I've been teaching him about different polishes, so I told him how you did this and he understood lol. Trust me it's a big deal that he liked this 😉

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