I have never truly celebrated Valentine’s day, as I feel it easily goes over the top. Nevertheless, I decided for a typical red Valentine’s day nail polish, but I gave it a twist.

Essie’s Dress To Kilt is a stunning muted red, a perfect go-to color if you’re not in the mood for a loud, vibrant red. The application was smooth, and the coverage is impecable. Since the coverage doesn’t change with the second coat of polish, this could easily be worn after a single coat.


My dear and I don’t have anything special planned for today, I think this might just turn into one of those lazy weekends where we barely get out of bed and simply spend our hours on movie-watching. And even though it’s Valentine’s day, a new addition to my workspace aren’t red roses but tulips. I absolutely love tulips, they are my all time favorite flower. Especially the white and the red ones.

On to the polish. On my ring finger I applied Essie’s Urban Jungle, an off white I wrote about just a few days ago, and then used a tooth pick to carefully draw a tiny heart. A heart for Valentine’s Day – how very original! Doing the same thing on the right hand was incredibly tricky, I must admit. In the end, I’m quite satisfied with how it turned out. :)


  • dee

    and it’s perfect! now i’m sorry i didn’t go for a simple red-and white mani, instead of stamping a bunch of (screaming) red hearts over a nude pink :tackinessismymiddlename:
    btw, i absolutely cannot believe you FREEHANDED that heart!!! :OMG:

  • Beatrix

    Amazing combo! And your nails are so perfect! Just the right lenght.

  • So pretty, your heart is so neat :)
    xxx Claire

  • It was incredibly stressful as I was totally afraid of doing it wrong! The right hand heart is definitely not as neat as the left one. :)

    I did try it out though a few days ago on my Urban Jungle manicure, just to practice a bit.

  • Love this manicure, the colours are so pretty and I love the little heart!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Aw, thank you! I’m actually still waiting for them to grow a tad longer so that I can file them back into their round shape, I just recently tried out that shape and I find that it looks very feminine on my hands! :)

  • Thank you! I can’t begin to tell you how stressed I was about getting it right!

  • Thank you Maddy! :) What will you be doing today?

  • Beautiful manicure, especially the little heart. I’m loving the colour of Dress to Kilt, so I might have to hunt it down.

    blush and simplicity

  • it was part of the fall collection 2014, so I think you should be able to find it somewhere! if not, ebay is the way to go, the prices are great!

  • Ovo su mi najljepse tvoje slike do sad, cijela tema je predivna i priziva proljeće :) manikura je savrseno uredna, a to obozavam i nokti su ti “taman” duzine. Jako lijepo. :) vec me sram koliko te hvalim :D

  • Što te ima biti sram, baš mi je lijepo pročitati ovakav komentar! Ovaj crveni se malo teže uredno maže pa sam ga morala kasnije čistiti kistićem. Hvala ti za kompliment! :)

  • Oh, love the manicure! So pretty. And I also love tulips; they are my favourite flower as well, together with sunflowers! :)