Showing posts with label Konad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Konad. Show all posts

June 9, 2015

Stamping With Born Pretty

Born Pretty Store sent me stamping supplies so I could try this technique again with the newer type of squishy stampers and bigger image plates than were available when I first tired it several years ago.

Stamping is something that most likely will not work on your first try. Or you your second. Or maybe even your tenth. There are lots of variables that can affect the final outcome so it really takes a lot of trial and error to get good results. I'm not very patient and I got frustrated so I asked Will to give it a try. He was, predictably, great at it almost immediately. Thanks for helping Will!

Even though I'm not great at stamping, I love my new stamper and plates from Born Pretty. The squishy stamper is great in so many ways - much bigger than my old Konad stamper and very easy to clean with a lint roller. Plate BP21 has 4 fun patterns that are all more than big enough to cover my rather large nails. I used Zoya Jace for the base and Konad Special Polish Green for stamping. 

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The stamper and plate was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Born Pretty! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

November 9, 2010

Sally Hansen Wet Cement & Konad

This is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Wet Cement. The formula was just ok on this one. It's a nice color but I prefer my darker grey China Glaze Recycle. What is your favorite grey creme polish?

For the Konad I used plate M63 & stamped it once with OPI Parlez Vous & once with China Glaze Adore.

I declare this polish and this Konad, meh.

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July 2, 2010

Soccer Nail Art

I did these for a nail art contest over at Linnie's Favorites. I used BB Couture Poison Ivy for the grass, Konad plate M57 and Sally Hansen White Out for the net, and Migi Nail Art pens for the goal posts and the balls.
I decided to go with the traditional soccer ball pattern instead of the official World Cup 2010 Jabulani ball. The Jabulani just isn't very recognizable or interesting compared with the traditional pattern.
I love how these turned out! You can check out the other great entries and vote for your favorite here. I voted for Claudia!

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May 28, 2010

Essie Downtown Brown & A Konad

Essie Downtown Brown looks like cherry cola! I really thought I would like this one more. Maybe it didn't do anything for me since it's not fall or winter right now. This is 3 coats.

I used American Apparel Poppy and Konad plate S6. Not a very successful color combination but I sure do love this design!

Just a few more days to enter my Zoya giveaway!

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April 18, 2010

Unknown Toma, Blue Leopard Nails & Awards

This is a Toma that I borrowed from my friend Kim Jantz. No label to identify the color, but I know it's from 2000-2006. She did graphic design for a beauty supplier during those years and has tons of OPI's, CNDs from that time period. Were there any amazing colors from that time period that I should go hunt for at her house?
This is a lovely navy blue shimmer that never looks black. Very pretty!

I'm not really into leopard print but I hadn't used that Konad image (M57) before so I just went for it. I kind of love it! I used Maybelline Matte Blue for stamping.

I don't think Mr. Acorn approved though. I don't know why, but this picture cracks me up!

Thanks to all of the lovely ladies from around the world who have tagged me lately! Here's a list of their blogs. I love finding new nail polish blogs!!!
Biba's Beauty Corner
R3 Daily
Amused Polish
How Doth the Little Crocodile
Mai Senza Smalto
Konad & Me
Thanks again ladies! I wish you all many more new readers!

Enter my giveaway here!

March 17, 2010

More St. Patrick's Day Fun

I didn't go all out like Ashley did! Amazing! She stayed up all night doing her nails and then went to work. I don't even understand how she did her thumb with the Irish flag with the shamrock in the middle!
Anyway, I had lots of ideas, but couldn't get any of them to work, so in the end I just went with American Apparel Cotton and stamped the argyle image from Konad plate M60 in Konad Green Special Polish. There nowhere close to perfect, but I like them!

I decided to see if any of my facebook friends did their nails today, and my friend Monika sent me this fun picture! She said, "My nails match my salad!". She's wearing OPI Greenwich Village.

Thanks for reading and thanks to Monika for sending me your green nails!

March 16, 2010

China Glaze Recycle & Konad

I can't believe that I've never posted pictures of China Glaze Recycle! This is one of the polishes that got me hooked last year and is without a doubt in my all-time top five!
I used my second favorite Konad image from plate M60 with Maybelline Blue Aluminum on one of the last truly wintry days we had in Tulsa.

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February 12, 2010

China Glaze Millennium & A Giveaway Roundup

Pure love! That's what I feel for China Glaze Millennium. The formula took a little getting used to, so I used 2 coats this time but I think I'll be able to get away with just one coat next time. I love metal robot nails!!!! Enter my giveaway!! You can win 250 custom stickers for promoting your band, event, business, yourself or whatever. You get 250 stickers with whatever you want on them! Brooke you could get 250 Dinky stickers!!!!

I used Konad plate M63 for this one. This is one of my all time favorites!! I still can't believe that I can make a houndstooth pattern on my own nails!

Giveaway Roundup
  1. Win 4 candles from Aunt Sadie's & Simply Stacie. Hurry ends tonight!
  2. Win Cowgirl Chocolates from Penny-Pinching Mama. Hurry ends tonight!
  3. Win a $75 gift certificate from L'Occitane & the Alternative Consumer. Hurry ends tonight!
  4. Win 2 KOH nail polishes from Witoxicity. Ends 2/13.
  5. Win Cowgirl Chocolates from TicTacDough. Ends 2/13.
  6. Win the jewelry of your choice from LuShae & Leslie Loves Veggies. Ends 2/14.
  7. Win a Clean Rest Bedding Set from Mommy2TwoGirls. Ends 2/14.
  8. The Vintage Wren is giving away a prize from each of her three lovely Etsy shops! Help her celebrate the launch of her new blog by entering her awesome giveaway! Ends 2/14.
Thanks for reading!

February 10, 2010

Maybelline Blue Chill

Maybelline Blue Chill is one of my favorite Dollar Tree purchases. No application issues with this one; two thick coats was plenty. The picture below was taken during our first blizzard in the blinding white light of tons of snow. The next picture was indoors with natural light.

Here it is with a quick Konad in China Glaze Chocodisiac from plate M60.

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February 4, 2010

Orly - Enchanted Forest and Mirror Mirror

These two polishes come from Orly's Once Upon a Time... collection from last fall.

Enchanted Forest is a dark green creme. I thought this shade was going to be a bit lighter than it is. It looked too close to black most of the time on the nail. Still a nice color, just not what I was looking for.

Mirror Mirror is a light grey creme, with a slightly blue tone.

Here it is against a grey skirt of mine. You can see the blue tone to it better here.

This is one of the only polishes that April & I both purchased. Here is April wearing it with Konad plate M63.

I enjoyed this collection from Orly. If I'd had the money I would have bought them all (Minus pixie dust. I love cremes!).


January 29, 2010

Sinful Vacation Time & A Giveaway Roundup

This is 2 coats of Sinful Vacation Time. This is a nice neutral shade if I need to be conservative with my nails. I really can't figure out what color it is though. Dusty, brownish pink? Help me out ladies. Nice formula & easy application. $2 at Walgreens. Here it is with Konad plate M63 in hounds-tooth. I used E.L.F. Dark Navy ($1) for stamping. Not my best Konad effort, but that hounds-tooth pattern sure is amazing!

Giveaway Roundup
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December 29, 2009

China Glaze LOL & A Giveaway Roundup

I know everyone has seen this one before, but I just wore it again the other day and I sure do love it! This is a great polish if you need to get out the door in a hurry, but still need to have fabulous nails. I can get away with one coat if I'm careful and it's totally dry in a minute or two. Has anyone compared China Glaze LOL to the Color Club Wild At Heart purple holo? These are old pictures back when it was warm and sunny.

Here's an indoor shot. Even though the holo isn't as noticeable inside, it's still a lovely shade purple.

This was my second or third Konad attempt. I might redo this for New year's Eve.

My first video!

Giveaway Roundup!

I love Giveaways! One of my readers won the Clear Creek Lavender giveaway on facebook and I just won an incredible bracelet from Spexton and Chic Galleria!
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September 27, 2009

Warning! Hairy Man Feet Konadicure

Konad is so amazing that even guys think that it's ingenious! Guys like my boyfriend Will for example, who is now sporting his very own Konad pedicure. Will finds it hilarious to have one or two badly chipped painted toenails for some reason. It just cracks him up. When we heard about Beauty Judy's Konad giveaway, I told him he had to enter. And boy did he ever! Here is the photo evidence to prove it. First a picture of regular old Will and then some occasionally terrifying pictures of Will doing his first Konadicure. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Here is a quote from Will: "I think they look just fine."
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September 24, 2009

Halftone Konadicures & A Giveaway Roundup

These 2 manicures happened because I just wasn't happy with my french manicure Konad plate #45. Turns out I don't really love the effect of any of these by themselves so far. And lets face it, I am also still pretty bad at placing the stamp in exactly the right place. So I was just playing around and this is what happened. They both remind me of the halftone filter on photoshop. I probably won't be doing anything like either of these again, but I though I might post them anyway. The base for the first photo is Zoya Pasha. The rest of the pictures are over China Glaze Spontaneous.

Giveaway Roundup!
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August 5, 2009

First Konad!!

April ordered us our first Konad items last week! Konad is an ingenious stamping system for nail art. I never ever thought i'd be doing nail art, but this is a lot of fun. This is their website - Konad USA.

We got our Konad items just in time to enter a contest from the KonADDICT blog. Which you can check out here. We found her blog on one of Getcha Nails Did's, New Blogs on the Block posts. The owner of the KonADDICT blog does really awesome and unique manicures with her Konads. I love her super detailed photo instructions!

These are the plates April picked out. The one with the zebra print is mine. Which is what I used this time.

Here is my first Konadicure (as most people call them).
I used N.Y.C.'s Taxi Yellow for the base and Icing's Ice Queen for the zebra print.

You can see on a few of the nails that I didn't cover the whole thing. It's really fun though. We both have lots of ideas for new ones and can't wait to show you guys!