Monday, July 12, 2010

Konad Stamping Nail Art: First Use

Hello! Today I received my Konad order in the mail. Here is what I purchased:




1 Double Sided Stamper and Scraper
2 Konad Special nail polishes (black and white)
3 Image plates (m60, m73 and s6)

M60 has four full nail designs (dots, argyle, plaid, and paisley) and one flower design.
M73 has four full nail designs (flowers with vines, wavy lines, music notes and squares) and a heart french tip design.
S06 has 7 asian style designs. 2 of them are full nail designs.

When I first opened the package I started testing it out a little bit on my bare nails. I had trouble with the full nail designs more than the small ones. After I had done a few practice stamps I painted my nails with Sinful Colors Courtney Orange. Courtney Orange is the only Sinful polish I own and it takes 3 coats for opacity. Next, I used S06 and stamped a circular asian design on my nails. Here is how I did:





 
I think I did alright with this one. The only problem I have is centering the design. Also, when I was practicing I had a lot of trouble getting the full nail designs all over my nails. Before I bought Konad I did quite a bit of research on it and the big debate is this: Do you really need the Konad special nail polishes? My answer to that is yes if you want a decent, hassle free, vibrant design.  While I was messing around I found it much easier to use the special nail polish. China Glaze Millennium and China Glaze Thunderbird were two out of the four I tried that worked. (I also tried Misa Shop til U Drop and Finger Paints Sketch n Etch) It makes sense those two would work because I have heard metallic/chrome colours work best.

If you have any Konad tips for me please share them!

Peace and Love,
Serena

7 comments:

  1. Courtney BrentonJuly 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    I think you are fabulous and very artistic! Thank you for sharing your stuff via this blog :)
    XOXOXO

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  2. I just tried stamping for the first time and centering is hard!

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  3. @Courtney Thanks! =) I look forward to sharing even more.

    @Karen: Yes it is..Practice makes perfect I guess. I'm not one who gives up easily, especially with things I'm passionate about.

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  4. My only tips are keep practicing :)

    This is a lovely first attempt you have done really well :)

    xo

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  5. I never did Konad but it looks like you did a pretty nice job!!

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  6. this looks really nice for your first try, you'll get better though. check out mine and maybe follow me ?

    thanks

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  7. très japonisan comme déco, sublime
    it's really a japanese nail-art, beautiful !!

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