I do 'this weeks nails' every week, and I never thought before today to put them on my blog. I suppose I didn't think there'd be enough to say about them. But hey, everyone likes pictures of manicures, right?
Earlier this week I was shown pictures of the most amazing, perfect Konad manicures. I have asked the artist if its ok to put a link here, and if she says yes I will post it.
*EDIT* She has kindly given me her permission. Here is the link, enjoy these PERFECT Konadicures http://www.nihrida.com/2012/06/konad-manicure-galore.html
It reminded me that I hadn't used my Konad stuff for a while, so I thought I'd get it out and have a play.
So here we go, this weeks nails....
I used Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat, then Nails Inc Chelsea as a base for my 'Konadicure'. Chelsea is described as a dark plum, but really it's so close to black as to not make a difference.
I experimented with a couple of metallic colours over it to see which one I liked the best, and wouldn't you know it, it was a cheap as chips bronze polish that I hardly ever wear, which now has a new lease of life as a stamping polish. In case you can't read it, the colour is called 79 Aztec Gold. I was really pleased with how it stamped. I then topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite, which is good for not smudging Konad manicures.
I used Cheeky Plate B to stamp my image from, which you can see and buy using the following link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/INTRODUCTION-Collection-Introduction-Designs-Cheeky/dp/B006OMHUL0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339790547&sr=8-2
Just as a side note, its worth noting that alot of people seem to think that you have to use a top coat over Konad nail art. Actually you don't! Alot of the Konad Special Polish colours don't have a shine to them, so look they better with a top coat on, but if you're using regular polish, in my experience I've found that the manicure lasts as long as the polish would normally on your nails, and it doesn't rub off as I was led to believe. When I first started Konad stamping, I wish I'd known this. I wrecked alot of manicures by smudging them with the top coat before I bought a bottle of Seche. Now I've got the hang of it, I prefer it with the top coat on as it seems to pull all the elements together, and obviously it has a nice glossy professional finish.
Heres another pic (taken with my phone)
In closing, I really like this manicure, even though its quite dark, because of the metallic accent it's sophisticated enough to wear as an everday look, but still special enough for a night out!
Let me know what you think, all comments are appreciated
Til next time..
- MASPOOASE x x x