To create this look I started with a base coat followed by N.Y.C. Black Lace Cream. When dry, I stamped the sketchy heart using an Essence Stampy Design plate and Salon Express Nail Art Paint’s Snow White. I let this dry and then added Hard Candy’s Matte-ly In Love to mattify the whole design and make it look like chalk on a chalkboard.
I love the way these nails came out. I had the idea in my head for a while because I thought the heart looked like it could be something hand-drawn—like a doodle. I think white polish over black polish looks like chalk on a chalkboard when you add a matte top coat. When I saw Nail It magazine was looking for heart designs to include in their Jan/Feb 2014 issue, it gave me the push I needed to get this look done. This look came out just the way I imagined it and I am so happy with it.