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Pretty Pastels | #MonthlyMani April

April 21, 2015

Can you believe it’s been a whole month since our last St. Patrick’s Day themed #MonthlyMani in March??  Well, this month’s theme is Pretty Pastels, and I, for one, am very excited!

Pretty Pastels -- pastel nail art in lilac / pastel purple with cobalt blue flowers & white centers | #MonthlyMani Delightfully Kristi

I decided to use my favorite pastel polish of all time, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “I Lilac You” (#370).  It is the prettiest pale lilac/lavender hue and I love that it includes base coat, color and top coat all in one bottle!  (Sally Hansen should really sponsor me as much as I use their polish haha! ;))

Pretty Pastels -- pastel nail art with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "I Lilac You" | #MonthlyMani Delightfully Kristi

After painting my pastel purple base, I added pretty cobalt blue flowers with my nail art pen (from BornPrettyStore – discount in sidebar!).  Once the flowers dried, I added a white center with my handy dotting tool (pun intended) in NYC “French Tip White” (#134).

Pretty Pastels -- pastel nail art in lilac / pastel purple with cobalt blue flowers & white centers | #MonthlyMani Delightfully Kristi

I absolutely love this lilac and cobalt color combination!  It was a bit hard to photograph, but it is even prettier in person (even if my flowers are a tad bit wonky).  I think navy / cobalt blue is my new favorite color this season – it goes so well with everything from pastels to neons!

Pretty Pastels -- pastel nail art in lilac / pastel purple with cobalt blue flowers & white centers | #MonthlyMani Delightfully KristiPretty Pastels -- pastel nail art in lilac / pastel purple with cobalt blue flowers & white centers | #MonthlyMani Delightfully Kristi

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the #MonthlyMani ladies to see what pastels they are rocking this spring!

Piniel from Pins-Place
Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide
Kate from Into the Stratosphere
Miche from Buttons and Birdcages
Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali

Are you a fan of pastel nail art?  Confession: I used to hate pastels!  I thought they were only for babies or Easter haha!  Thankfully, I got over that!  ;)

Also, don’t forget, there’s just a couple days left to enter my Jamberry Giveaway!  If you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for?!  You could win TWO half sheets of Jamberry nail wraps – your choice – AND a sheet of accent nails!  Enter now!

**UPDATE: Jamberry Giveaway contest is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Thanks for reading!

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

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11 Comments

  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Haha, I didn’t used to be crazy about pastels either but I love them for this season! Your nails are adorable (and apparently I need to get that Sally Hansen nail polish – you AND Justine both used that type this month!)

    April 21, 2015 at 6:30 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Hahaha yes, you should definitely try the Sally Hansen polish, it’s my favorite, especially for when I just want a quick manicure or pedicure! Thank you! I think pastel nails are particularly pretty, and I love all the shades you chose for your nails!! :)

      April 21, 2015 at 10:26 am Reply
    • Justine S.

      You most definitely need to get Sally Hansen polishes, Miche :) I found out about the Complete Salon Manicure ones from Kristi and life has never been the same hahaha

      April 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • sistasfromcali

    We love it, Super cute and easy. You always have great designs for monthly mani. Great job! :)

    April 21, 2015 at 8:21 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you! It was super easy and fun, I am really digging this design! ;) Thanks! :)

      April 21, 2015 at 10:26 am Reply
  • Karen Farber

    oh how cute! Your manicure turned out amazing!!

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    April 21, 2015 at 10:43 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you so much!! I have gotten a lot of practice doing these monthly mani’s! ;)

      April 21, 2015 at 10:46 am Reply
  • Ashley | StyleOnHigh

    I love that lilac shade! And your flowers look amazing! Great job! :)

    April 21, 2015 at 12:15 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thanks, Ashley!! I am not gonna lie, I am pretty obsessed with this mani myself! ;)

      April 21, 2015 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Justine S.

    I, too, was not the biggest fan on pastels for a long time. But they really are the perfect complement to spring clothes! I really dig your mani this month and the flowers are absolutely darling! Sally Hansen is where it’s at :)

    April 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! Maybe it’s just because I always think of the 90’s when pastels were more like “baby pink,” or “baby blue,” which I just couldn’t stand (in my oh-so-fashion-informed youth haha)! Either way, I’m so glad you like these polishes, too!! :)

      April 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm Reply

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