Gradient Hearts

Hello Lovely Ladies,

This will be a quick (and delayed post) with a very unoriginal title; Peter and I had to take Jackson in to see a Doctor yesterday, and he needs antibiotics and lots of cuddles and attention.

Β I wore this manicure at the beginning of this week, but am writing this post just now…

It had been a while since I did a gradient manicure AND I really wanted to try out my new essence Modern Romance (a birthday gift from Carmela). Modern Romance is a two coater pastel peachy-pink shade that has the must subtle pink shimmer πŸ˜€

Also, during the last blitz-givaway a few of you asked me what my favorite shade was and I answered China Glaze Below Deck… and the itch to wear it again needed to be scratched πŸ˜‰

* * *

I then stamped the cute hearts (fitting over Modern Romance πŸ˜‰ right!?!) from the new Gals plate GA05.Β  I added a bit of silver glitter by painting the tips with Inglot XL1.

That is it for today’s quick post.

I hope you like this manicure!

Have you ever done a stamp that matched/complimented the name of the base polish, like the hearts over Modern Romance here?


  • katzekratz

    I’ll buy this polish tomorrow. This mani is so sweet! And the hearts are perfect.

    • Marta

      so so so!? Did you get this shade!? It is sooo pretty πŸ˜€

  • Angie of Glitter and Unicorns

    Cute, cute, cute!! I love Modern Romance, its so pretty!

    I hope your little man feels better soon! Poor guy!

    • Marta

      The essence IS a lovely shade!
      Jackson is much better, thank you for the lovely comment

  • My Nail Journey

    I <3 this. I hope your little boy starts to feel better real quick. I bet he already is with all the love you are giving him. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Marta

      Thank you for such a sweet and touching comment.
      He is much better now, we are glad the antibiotics kicked in so fast πŸ˜€
      Happy Thanksgiving to you too! πŸ˜€ (did you do any Black Friday shopping? )

  • Jamie Willett

    This is a gorgeous mani!! I hope Jackson feels better soon!

    • Marta

      Thank you so much, he is now much better (if not perfectly back to normal) πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda

    This is really pretty!

    • Marta


  • coraline humbert

    i have a sucking evening and your little hearts just soften me <3

    • Marta

      Awh, I’m just getting to the comments today- I hope your evening went better and that you had a good, peaceful and relaxing weekend.
      I feel touched that you would turn to my blog, and that it gave you a moment to detach from daily life. thank you! *HUGS*

      • coraline humbert


  • Morgane Rauscher-Borne

    Your gradient is just gorgeous ! πŸ˜€ I love it ! But I am not a huge fan of the hearts… ^^ I don’t know why ! lol

    (Can you believe that I made a mani for an English oral presentation ??! ^^ I’ll post them soon on my blog ! But it’s too bad : it is not a Canadian mani… ^^’)

    • Marta

      After I took the photos of this manicure, I walked around for a few hours and thought “something is a little off”… so, I ended up removing all but two fingers on each hand, and re-painting them with just Below Deck- this made the look less busy and created two fun accent nails πŸ˜€

      What a neat idea to paint your nails for a school-event πŸ˜€ I will check in πŸ˜‰

      • Morgane Rauscher-Borne

        Oh just in accent nail must be so nice ! πŸ˜€

        (I posted my school mani yesterday ;p)

  • Elizabeth

    These are so sweet! I love the dark, black hearts over the soft colours in your gradient. Hope your little one’s feeling better!

    • Marta

      Thank you, I’m so glad you like this pairing.
      Jackson is feeling much better now, thank you for the well wishes

  • Colorful Harmony

    Gorgeous!! =)

    • Marta

      Thank YOU

  • emlangille

    <3 I need these plates. I LOOOOVEEEE that stamp

    • Marta

      I will keep you posted when they are available internationally πŸ˜‰

  • Julie Rivard

    Aw poor babe, I hope he feels better soon!
    This is a gorgeous manicure, I love the peach and grey together, it’s such a nice colour combo. And the heart is just way too cute πŸ˜€

    • Marta

      Thank you for the well wishes; the antibiotics have had time to kick in and he is one busy-boy again πŸ˜€
      I’m glad you like this look

  • Icequeen81

    love it get well soon :)

    • Marta

      Thank you, Jackson is feeling much better πŸ˜€

  • rn t

    Wow, loving the hearts! :)

    • Marta

      Thank you πŸ˜€ They are quite a lovely shape right?!

  • Lou is Perfectly Polished

    Beautiful as always Marta. I love the simplicity of that one perfect heart :)

    • Marta

      Thank you, the little hearts I spotted right away and really wanted to use πŸ˜€

  • preciouspearl

    Essense Modern romance is a gorgeous color..

    • Marta

      Agreed- the shimmer wouldn’t photograph but it is soo pretty IRL

  • Karen Lenz

    I am so sorry to hear about Jackson!! I hope he’s ok, poor little man :( Little Isaac has been sick too… But he’s on the mend! Great pairing of these 2 shades, it makes me think of Carly Rea Jepsen for some really strange reason. Just the colours and the cuteness of it all. lol! So… ummm… call me maybe?

    • Marta

      There must be something in the air… this time it was an infection though- but antibiotics quickly helped with the pain/inflamation… and he is one busy-boy again.
      I love hearing about what the manicures make you think of πŸ˜€ You are very sweet. lol

  • Lynette

    Hope Jackson is better really soon ! Stunning mani as always, I love how the colours go perfectly together, and the heart stamp is such a sweet touch to round it off. β™₯

    • Marta

      Thank you for the well-wishes. He is feeling much better and the antibiotics kicked in for sure πŸ˜€
      I’m glad you like this look.

  • Deborah

    Hope the little one is feeling better soon! Poor boy. The nails are so soft and delicate, somehow the remind me of cashmere… not sure why haha.

    • Marta

      Thank you πŸ˜€ Jackson is much better now.

  • carolingq

    Aww, how adorable is this manicure!