Manicure Mondays: Kawaii Pastel

Here’s something Kawaii for this week’s Manicure Mondays. I created the design around these pastel blue and pink Kathryn Bernardo Chic Nail Colors I’ve purchased a few months ago. I’m not a big fan of pastel colors, but I just had to get them, not because I’m a KB fan, but because it’s hard to come by a really nice  and cheap pastel nail polish in our department stores here in the Philippines.

I used them as a base together with The Face Shop Lovely Me Ex Paint Nails (Grey) and Bench Paintbox in Honeysuckle (glittery pink).

I went with a heart and bear accent nails, which I  painted using a detailing brush. They’re actually quite easy to do, but it takes a bit of practice. As you can see, the edges in my drawings are still wobbly, but I’m working on it. Nonetheless, I still think I managed to draw a decent bear! (^_^)

I added some dots on the grey base just to pull the entire design together. I left the Bench Honeysuckle bare because the shade already stands out by itself. I had fun creating this design and I’m thinking of re-creating it with a different color scheme. What do you think? Would mint green, coral, and brown look good together?

Side note: If you happen to visit Bench, do get one or two of their vegan formula nail polishes. They’re priced at 65php a pop. They’re quite pricey compared to most drugstore nail polishes we have, but the formula is just divine. It glides on smoothly with zero bubbles, and lasts for a long time – around five to six days before they start to chip. Plus, they’re vegan! If you didn’t know it’s from Bench, you’d think it’s from a high end brand!

Products/Tools Used: 

  • Kathryn Bernardo Chic Nail Color in Marionette (pastel blue)
  • Kathryn Bernardo Chic Nail Color in Baby Doll (pink)
  • The Face Shop Lovely Me Ex Paint Nails (Grey)
  • Bench Paintbox in Honeysuckle (glittery pink)
  • Detailing Brush, dotting tool
And that’s it. Hope you’re all having a great head start for this week! 🙂 
Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.


  1. Jessica
    August 3, 2015

    I wanna try that paint box! I super like the color and finish. I am a big fan of pastel colors too.

  2. Julie Ann Tolentino
    August 3, 2015

    It's really a lovely color! 🙂


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