#MonthlyMani August – Romance in Bloom

August 20, 2014

Hello, friends!  The day has arrived, it’s time for another #MonthlyMani and this month’s theme is “Romance in Bloom!”


I went for a fun, bright romantic floral theme for my manicure using shades of turquoise, cobalt and hot pink.  I have to say, I am totally in love with this color combination!  I’ve been itching to try this new cobalt blue shade for weeks, so I decided to throw it in to the mix and I’m glad I did.  What do you think?


For the fun floral pattern on my ring finger and the heart on my middle finger, I used this super cool transfer sticker/decal paper from Born Pretty Store (you can find the exact set I got here).  It was surprisingly simple to apply to my nails.  I just had to cut out the shape I was looking for, dip it in water to remove the decal from the paper backing and then slide it into place on my nail.  I let it dry, applied some top coat and voila!


The polishes: “Endless Blue” by Sinful Colors (1052) // “Mintilicious” by Rimmel London (210) // “Pink Promenade Creme” by N.Y.C. (109A) // “French White Tip” by NYC (134) // Base & Top Coat by Rimmel London (100) // floral nail transfer decals c/o Born Pretty Store


As pleased as I am with how my manicure came out, especially since this was my first time trying the water transfer decals, I am even more excited to see what magnificent manicures my fellow #MonthlyMani ladies came up with for “Romance in Bloom!”  Check ’em out:

Piniel from Pins-Place
Justine from The Two Cent Chick
Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali
Megan from Eclecticity
Marlena from Here, Pretty Kitty
Angie from hashtagRANDOM
Brooklyn from thesparklinprep
Tracy-Ann from Mint Statement


Before I go, I’m also excited to announce that Born Pretty Store has generously provided you – my readers – with a 10% off coupon code for any purchase!  Just apply the code “AT10K31” during the checkout process to receive 10% off your order!


As always, thanks for reading!  Love, Kristi :)


*Nail decals provided by Born Pretty Store in exchange for this product review.  All opinions about the product are my own.  Coupon code provided does not contain an affiliate link and does not benefit me in any way, I’m just happy to share!  :)


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  • sistasfromcali

    We love this! Cute Idea!

    August 20, 2014 at 8:26 am Reply
  • Amy Sachs

    I love this! Definitely need to give it a try !

    August 20, 2014 at 8:29 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you! You totally should, it was so easy!! :)

      August 20, 2014 at 8:30 am Reply
  • marlenameow

    What a cute mani! I love the cobalt, great choice! Flower decals = genius. I’ve never heard of that kind of transfer, I’m definitely going to check that out.

    August 20, 2014 at 8:29 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Marlena!! I am super excited about this cobalt color and the nail transfer decals could not be cooler or easier!! :)

      August 20, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply
  • Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    Great idea – I love the flowers:)

    August 20, 2014 at 8:47 am Reply
  • pinsplace

    Love how it turned out and that sticker is adorable!

    August 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! And you can make virtually any design with the stickers because you cut out whatever shapes you want! :)

      August 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm Reply
  • violetcorniun

    Loving the color combination! So perfect for summer. And I also love the idea of cutting shapes out of the stickers. I never would’ve thought about that, but I may just go have to try it out. :)

    August 20, 2014 at 2:27 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I have to say, the stickers were so easy and have such a cool effect, plus there are a ton of different designs! :)

      August 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Angie (@justrandomangie)

    I want to try the transfer sticker thing! I love the pattern, does it last longer than polish?

    August 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, you should definitely try it! So far, it’s lasting great. It did wear off just a little on the very tips of my nails, but it’s hardly noticeable and otherwise it looks great! :)

      August 20, 2014 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    What a stunning color combination! I’m definitely tempted to test out the Born Pretty decals….so affordable! You executed the romantic floral theme perfectly.

    August 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I wasn’t sure how romantic it really is, but I’m glad you like it! :)

      August 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm Reply
  • Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary

    I love the colors you chose – a gorgeous color combo! That decal paper is so pretty and it turned out awesome on your nails! :)

    August 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you!! I love this decal paper, I was amazed at how easy it was to apply! :)

      August 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply
  • emilygeraghty

    That transfer sticker is SIIIIICK i love it

    August 22, 2014 at 10:53 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks!! I was duly impressed with it myself and am currently hunting down more awesome patternz! ;)

      August 22, 2014 at 11:58 am Reply
  • mintstatement

    So beautiful! Love the decal!! =)

    August 28, 2014 at 11:09 am Reply
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