Monday, September 24, 2012

Mani Monday- Born Pretty Dried Flowers & Giveaway!

Today I have an extra special Mani Monday for you because it includes... A Giveaway!!

Today's mani features these beautiful dried flowers.
I received this lot of 12 unique dried nail art flowers from Born Pretty and they are absolutely beautiful. Born Pretty is an online store based in China that sells all kinds of beauty products and some really fun nail art products. When you order the lot of 12 X Unique Dried Flowers, it is a random selection you will receive. They come in very nice clear plastic jars that remind me of bead containers. I received 6 smaller flowers and 6 Larger flowers.
Smaller Flowers
Larger Flowers

Each jar held about 3-5 flowers. They are real flowers that appeared to be dyed to the desired color. I decided to try the smaller flowers since I have never worked with dried flowers before and the smaller ones  seemed a bit easier.

I wanted to give this mani an autumn feel. So used Maybelline- Grand In Green and the purple flowers. Maybelline- Grand In Green is from Maybelline's Fall 2011 Limited Edition Collection and is currently discontinued... BUT you can still find it at Beauty by Crystal (while supplies last). Grand In Green is a lovely blackened peacock green. In direct sunlight you can detect a the slightest shimmer but for the most part it appears creme.

Here is how I made the magic happen:
First I applied 1 coat of base coat Sally Hansen Age Correct Growth Treatment. Then 3 coats Maybelline- Grand In Green polish. After the polish dried I applied the the flowers on my ring finger nails. To apply the flowers I used two small dabs of nail glue and then pressed the flower on to the glue. The instructions on Born Pretty's website say to just lay the flower on the polish and then use a top coat. I found that the flower moved to much if I didn't glue it down first. When gluing it down I had to be very careful pressing down on the flower as it very fragile. Then I put a coat of Gelous Nail Gel  over the flower and topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Overall  am very happy with the result of the flowers. They were fairly easy to work with as long as you treated them very gently. I did have one flower break when I was pressing it down on the nail but I was able to remove it easily and apply a new one.

Do you want to try some of these lovely flowers? Well check them out HERE! It gets even better... Use my coupon code CR5X61 and get 5% off your entire order! PLUS if my coupon code gets used over 10 times Born Pretty will sponsor a Giveaway, and who gets to enter that Giveaway? YOU, so get shopping :)

Now on to today's Giveaway!

1 lucky winner will receive 4 dried flower jars and 1 bottle of Maybelline Grand in Green Nail Polish.
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This item was sent to me for review. All opinions regarding this item are my own and honest. 


  1. super fun! i'm loving the Born Pretty flowers! i want to see more manis with them!

  2. Stunning mani! SO unique to used a dried flower in your mani, it looks awesome! What a treat this giveaway is :)

  3. Very nice use of the flower! I should dig my set out and use them again.

  4. I love these glasses!

  5. those flowers are amazing! the little ones are seriously, the cutest!

  6. Crystals are very useful. It looks awesome. thanks for share

    Crystal Custom


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