Friday, November 19, 2010

Playtime with Konad

It was time for me to have a go at the Konad nail stamping system on myself to see how I fared.  I had done it on my sister's nails here, but now it was the time for me to bite the bullet and try it on my own :)

This is what I used:

I used Catrice's nail varnish in shade 190 Wrapped Around My Finger and the Konad nail plate m9 along with the white Konad varnish, the scraper, stamper and a cotton pad soaked in nail varnish remover.

I had applied the Catrice nail varnish the day before so I thought using the stamping system would be a great way to perk up the nails a bit without having to do them all over again! So please forgive the messy nails below :)


I started by cleaning off the design I wanted to use on the m9 plate using the nail varnish remover on the cotton pad and let it dry.  You'll see which design I picked a bit later.  I then applied a coat of the white varnish onto the design like so:


I then scraped over the template and cleaned the scraper off quickly with the cotton pad leaving the design filled with the white nail varnish.

I then rolled the stamp over the design, giving me this:


I found it was better to roll the stamp slowly and firmly to make sure it picked up as much of the nail varnish as possible.  Cute!! Then I lined the stamp alongside my nail and rolled it over the nail slowly and firmly giving me this on my very messy thumbnail!


I did the same for each nail and it was pretty easy to be honest.  Now granted, not all of the stamps are straight on each nail but who cares, I love them :)



I love these type of things that look like it took you ages to do, when really it was easy peasy and very quick!  I had a lot of comments about them and would recommend everyone have a go.  I really want to try the plates that have the leopard print design and the different french tip designs, they might be an addition to my Christmas wish list!
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3 comments

  1. looks deadly Karen! I had imagined the konad system to be completely different until I saw your posts

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  2. Love them. Can't wait to get some. Do you have to use Konad polish with them or can you use any type of polish??

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  3. Thanks girls :) I'm gonna try it this weekend with black Barry M Nail polish and the China Glaze silvery one I got on Saturday as the stampy colour, just to see, will put pix up and let ye know how I get on :)

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