Monday, June 23, 2014

Maybelline Lime Accent with Born Pretty Store Water Decals

*Water decals were a press sample, polish was purchased by me*

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun and simple summer floral mani to share with you. I've heard lots of buzz about the Maybelline Bleached Neons collection, so when I found a display at my local Rite Aid I had to get a few to see what all the fuss was about. I was looking for a color that would look nice with my floral water decals, and Maybelline Lime Accent looked like it would pair well.

Lime Accent is a gorgeous lime green creme. It's bright while being a bit subdued, so I totally get the whole "bleached neons" concept. I will say that the formula left a little to be desired for me. It was somehow a bit runny while being thick (which makes NO sense, but it's the only way I can think to describe it!). Probably, if I was more careful, I could have gotten away with 3 thin coats, but I ended up doing 4 coats for complete coverage. I would definitely recommend waiting a bit between coats to avoid dragging. The color though...worth a little hassle I think! I think that my other two picks from the Bleached Neons collection (Coral Heat and Pink Punch) have better formulas based on nail wheel swatching, but we shall see soon!

I decided to jazz up this mani with some lovely floral water decals from Born Pretty Store (Item Y077). These are so adorable and honestly look like they could have been hand painted once they get on your nails. I thought the bright colors of the flowers looked great against the lime green base. These water decals were a cinch to use and I had absolutely no issues with them. There were also plenty of decals in the pack to do two full manicures with. Such a quick and easy way to add some art to your nails!

Be sure to check out Born Pretty Store for all of your nail art supply needs (you can use my coupon code JCX31 for 10% off your order).  I've always had great experiences with ordering from them at very reasonable prices. Also, you can't beat free worldwide shipping! You can also follow Born Pretty Store on Facebook and Instagram.  

The Maybelline Bleached Neons collection is limited edition, so be sure to grab them now before they are gone for good wherever Maybelline products are sold in your area (I purchased mine from Rite Aid). 


  1. I love these Bleached Neons. The lime looks beautiful on your nails and I like those decals!

  2. This is a perfect shade on you and I would have went through the extra trouble too!! Those decals couldn't be any more perfect!