Ultra Belated Valentine’s Day Mani – Essie Status Symbol + Maybelline Clearly in Love

Essie - Status Symbol + Maybelline - Clearly in Love

I know what you guys must be thinking – is she really posting a Valentine’s Day mani… in September. I know, I know, but I’m trying to catch up on my mani photo back log. Back in February I decided against posting this mani, mainly because everyone else’s Valentine’s Day manis were so elaborated and beautiful. Mine paled in comparison.

I’m a pretty big fan of the Maybelline heart polishes. Sadly, I’ve only been able to snag one bottle over the years because the displays are ALWAYS empty when I find them. My sole lonely heart polish is Clearly In Love and it’s comprised of medium grain silver glitter suspended in clear polish with silver holographic hearts. Some girls complain about the application of these polishes. They’re finicky because the hearts are big and heavy enough to make it fairly difficult to apply strategically using the brush. If you want a random pattern of hearts, like in my picture above, just use the brush. If you want your hearts strategically placed, try using the fine point of an orange wood stick to pick the hearts off the brush and position the hearts carefully on the nail. This mani used two coats of the Maybelline Clearly in Love.

The base color here is Essie Status Symbol, a mid-tone pink and a semi-jelly consistency, from the Spring 2009 Collection. Speaking of Essie – take a minute to take their survey. They’re trying to fine tune their customer service and you can get a promo code for a prize after completing the survey.

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Disclosure: Status Symbol was sent to me for review by Essie.

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14 Responses to “Ultra Belated Valentine’s Day Mani – Essie Status Symbol + Maybelline Clearly in Love”

  1. maria Says:

    OMG! i absolutely looooove the clear nail polish with the hearts *runs off to look for it on ebay before fainting* thank you so much for this post!

  2. maria Says:

    had a look. i dunno if it’s any helpful for you, it definitely isn’t for me, seein that its $15 international shipping fees: http://cgi.ebay.com/MAYBELLINE-RED-HOT-HEARTS-VALENTINE-POLISH-DISCONTINUED_W0QQitemZ220381090608QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item334fbc9330&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

  3. Laine Says:

    You are the cutest! I love that you did a V-day mani in September! It’s gorgeous!

  4. Denny Says:

    Sometimes simple is the best way to go. Love it!

  5. Molly Says:

    Oooh it’s so cute! I love seeing it, partly because where I am we’ve been cursed with a week of random rain and coldness. :| Are you back permanently now, Stephanie? :)

  6. Jo Says:

    You probably already know this, but OPI has something similar:
    http://www.akinaiblog.com/media/shop/shop/i/full/opi10th-v20a-1903.jpeg . Not sure what the name is though, wasn’t really interested in it, but I’ll check next time I’ll see it.

  7. Dream Mom Says:

    Glad to see you are back posting again. I just found you and added you to my feed a while back after your last post so I was worried you had stopped.

    Love your blog!

  8. liz Says:

    Found your website in my search for the perfect pink polish (it’s always ongoing). Your nails always look flawless. Have you ever posted your tips about how you get such perfect application?!

  9. brazenspider Says:

    This is so great! I always love your pictures, whenever you post them! You’ve already inspired my 2010 valentine’s mani!

  10. BV Says:

    LEMMING ALERT!! This is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!! I am going to try and get this on ebay right now!! Love your posts!!
    BV

  11. Anon Says:

    Oh, my bad! I just noticed on the bottom page that the seller was thanking you for the pics! There just have been so much talks about these picture stealers. Sorry!

  12. Rosered Says:

    How cute for Valentine’s Day!

  13. Steph Says:

    I absolutely love the color and design on your nails for Valentine’s Day! I am definitely going to get something like that done at my nail salon this week.

  14. sarah Says:

    it is too beautiful this nail polish

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