Showing posts with label Konading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Konading. Show all posts

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Simple Elegant Mani

Today I wanted to share with you my mani I wore to a friends wedding last weekend. I wore a pretty simple dress so I stayed simple with my mani as well. My dress was a dusty rose lace top with black skirted bottom.

Base color is Zoya: Kennedy, used NYC: Sidewalkers, and Konad Special black on plate BM-3137, with Northern Lights top coat.

Surprisingly I was totally obsessed with this mani, I really love the tiny bows! The colors went perfect with my dress and the wedding was beautiful!

Friday, December 7, 2012

WHC, Day 2- Gingerbread man and Candy Canes

Welcome to another day of Winter Holiday Challenge, for today's theme we have gingerbread man and candy canes :) I really wasn't quite sure of what to do for this theme, but I am happy with what I ended up with :)
I started with two coats of Zoya: Blaze, I taped off diagonal lines with laser tape and used China Glaze: White on White to create white lines. Then I used Konad Special White and plate  I stamped the gingerbread man stamp for an accent. Top coat of Out the Door.
Special pic of Zoya: Blaze two coats, if you have yet to see the brilliance of this polish :)
I can't wait to see everyone else's interpretation for today's theme, make sure to check them all out below!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Accent Spider and Web

Today I have another halloweeny mani, I bought this gorgeous pastel/creamy orange and immediately knew I had to use it in a Halloween mani :) The brand is new to me, I found it at Rite Aid. Check it out.
Base color is two coats of Julie: 9 to 5 (possibly color name), using stamping plate BM- 13 I stamped the spider web with Kleancolor: Metallic Orange, and the spider with Konad Special Nail Polish: Black. For the remaining fingers I used plate: Mash-38 with Metallic Orange. Top coat of Out the Door.
I love how the two oranges look together, I don't think I have ever worn orange nails before. I choose to do only an accent spider nails since I think having them all would be to busy. The full stamp design is possibly an animal print?? I just thought it looked spooky which is what Halloween is about!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stamping over Twiggie

Today I am featuring another new polish from my nail mail. I was most excited about getting this color, I seen a swatch post from Rebecca Likes Nails and have wanted it since. I also tried out some more stamping gosh it's so easy now, in love Konad.
I did two coats of Color Club: Twiggie, perfect formula! Used Konad special black and plate BM-214. Top coat of Out the Door.
Besides a couple small smudges I like how this mani turned out :) I wanted a psychedelic look with this muted neon lime green. The color on its own is very pretty also! Should of swatch it before I did the stamp, but I was just to excited.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stamping Over Gradient

I have yet another nail stamping post today, I hope they aren't getting old. I have been going throught the Bundle Monster Plates and finding ones I haven;t used to try out with my Konad Stamper. Using the gradient from yesterday I did a quick stamp over.
Plate used was BM-223 and used Konad Special Black to stamp with.
This was a fun design, I think I may use this one alot, i like how its more geometric and having bright colors under makes it pop! I hope you are hanging in there with me and gradients/stamping recently, guess once you find something you like and is so simple you do it over and over!
Tomorrow will start my Review of 4 samples of Pretty Polish n Things Glitter Collection!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pink Floral Stamp, for my Cousin

Today I have a mani I did for my cousin, they came to visit us at our campground. She was so excited with how I did the nail stamping she told her mom that she wants one!! I love the color and design she picked out kids do have great ideas!
I started out with a white base coat, and used China Glaze for the color, forgot to right it down... Stamped with a BM plate with white Konad and top coat of out the door!
I hope this design stays on long for her, I had a great time doing them and I could tell she loved them!! Sometimes the most beautiful mani's come simply by stamping over your favorite color!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

First Gradient and Second Stamping

As I explained in my last post that I will be going on vacation to the warmer state Alabama! Leaving at 5:00am Friday Morning :) For the occasion I wanted to have a bright mani. Bought all my neons and than got creative.
For the main color I choose NYC: Water Street Blue, 2 coats and topped it with Orly: Love Each Other, but not on my ring fingers. For my gradient colors I choose, in order from bottom to top of nail- Studio M: Neon Greenlight, Art Club Nailart Duo: Neon Yellow, China Glaze: Orange Knockout (Neon), and lastly Studio M: Neon Pink. For my stamp I choose the Palm Tree design that came with Salan Express and used my Black Nail Art from Art Club.

I am totally obsessed with how this mani came out!! More neon colors and styles to come while I am on my vacation, since it just seems suitable! Next post might not be till Saturday or Sunday fyi, ill be on the road!
Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Stamping Experience

When I started to search blogs I found out about a technique: nail stamping! I searched online and found that its pretty inexpensive so I HAD to have it, like all the other new nail polish products I hear about :) From there I found that bloggers called it Konading and that Konad was the main brand, with that I tried to find it at my local Sally store and was sad to hear they have nothing for nail stamping! Than I found out about the As Seen On TV, Salon Express, bought it at Rite Aid and here I am today!
I started with base coat Revlon Colorstay: Blue Slate. To add some shine since alone it's alittle boring I added Nicole by OPI: Count on Me. I liked the effect of this alot surprisingly! Top coat with Out the Door. Now to start with the nail stamping I used my Art Club Nail Art Duo white paint for the design. Choose a really simple design to start with, and I stamped! The flower design was my first and you can see how hard it is to center on the nail, so I tried a different design, the fireworks, centered better that time!
All I have to say is, easy but I need lots of practice!
Is this a worthy enough first try in your mind?
How do you feel about Konading/Nail Stamping??
Look forward to more designs to come!! :)