I Carry Your Heart

Although it may seem on the simple side, this manicure it a little sentimental to me. Ok, don't poke fun, but it's like for 3 reasons- my husband picked out this pink color, the blue symbolizes him, and piggy-backing on that, it reminded me of my favorite E.E. Cummings' poem.

You may recognize the poem from the movie 'In Her Shoes,' or just from the beautiful lines...'I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)' It may seem silly to some, but it warms my heart to look down at my manicure and the blue heart on my ring finger reminding me of the man's heart I carry in my heart.

For this manicure I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in 'Back to the Fuchsia' with the accent heart in Zoya 'Robyn', drawing the heart with dotting tools picked up on ebay. The set of 5-6 dotting tools was under $5 shipped, but you can also use a toothpick or a bobby pin. I practiced 2 hearts before actually applying to my nail, using this tutorial from The Beauty Department:

Adorbs right? This pink has a subtle, VERY subtle blue shimmer to it that does coordinate well with Robyn, but is difficult to photograph accurately:

By E. E. Cummings       
I carry your heart with me(I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet)I want
no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart(I carry it in my heart)
“[I carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” Copyright 1952, © 1980, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust, from Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E. E. Cummings, edited by George J. Firmage