Monday, November 15, 2010

My first time with Konad :)

I know I'm very behind the times regarding the whole Konad nail stencil but thanks to The Beauty Swap Siopa on Beaut.ie, I took part in a swap and got a cute little nail set!

My nails are in bits at the moment, they keep peeling and flaking, so I did my sister's nails to show y'all how I got on. 

First of all, this is what the little set looked like.


It comes with 3 nail polishes, I'm missing a blue one, tiny rhinestones, the stamper, scraper and two nail plates.  The nail plates are labelled m4 and m9.



Plate m4

Plate m9

Stamper and scraper
 I've watched youtube videos on how to do this properly, so I was dying to have a go.  I started by applying two coats of Revlon's Cherries in the Snow to my sister's annoyingly perfect nails.  When they were dry, she picked out the stencil she wanted and off we went.  I used the white nail varnish that came with the set.  I had messed around with a french manicure white polish that I have in my collection but it was slightly thinner in consistency than the Konad one.


Topcoat, Revlon's Cherries in the Snow, Konad white nail varnish

All I did was apply a thick layer of polish over the stencil we were using, scraped it off using the scraper, rolled the stamper over the stencil and had a little look see to make sure it had transferred properly to the stamper.  I then lined the stamper up to her nail as best I could and rolled it over her nail, leaving a lovely little flowery design.

I did this to all ten nails.  Some attempts were easier than others for some reason.  If the design didn't transfer to the stamper properly, I wiped it off with a cotton pad soaked in nail varnish remover and tried again.




I've never had my nails done in a salon before (I don't like people at my nails for some reason!) but I was pretty happy with how this turned out.  I applied a top coat over the top and that was it!  These are worth a try and would be a nice Christmas present for a girly girl :)

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9 comments

  1. Te han quedado muy bonitas, buen trabajo,me gusta mucho muchacha!!!

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  2. Wow these are beautiful.I think i will be searching ebay now as not sure where to get them in the u.k. xx

    http://beautybypaula2010.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lovely! Definitely going to look that up to put on my xmas list! Great post xxx

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  4. @Anonymous Muchas gracias muchacha!
    @BeautybyPaula yeah ebay seem to have a lotta Konad products on there so that might be your best bet, if I find out any info, I'll letya know
    @Hannah-Lou I'm already looking at more things to add to my xmas list too hehe
    @Fluff and fribberies Konad Ireland have a facebook page that you cam buy from, but even better is I found out they're in the Point Village every Sat and Sunday!! v excited at being able to go and actually see the products themselves, maybe this Sunday :)

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  5. Love love love. I've never tried them but off to NY soon and will stock up. There's an irish website called nails2go.ie that sell them. Your sister's nails are annoyingly lovely..

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  6. Thanks Sandy! Whenever you're going to NY, if you end up going to Jersey Gardens, there was a girl selling the Konad stuff on a trolley booth thingy in there, I should've gotten them then but was exhausted from all the shopping hehe Have a ball and yes, her nails are annoyingly lovely, they grow so quickly and are really strong, b*tch hehehe Will deffo check out the nails2go :)

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  7. Thanks for the tip. Will deffo be in Jersey Gardens.

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  8. Love using Konad products... if you are interested they are running a lttle comp where you can bag yourself a little kit, its aimed at bloggers so head over to their facebook page to find out more. The lady who sells it here is Lovely and so helpful.

    Good Luck

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