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Hey - i am 26 years old and i live in the Uk. I discovered Konad around October 2010 , and my bank balance has yet to recover. i have since collected a very large collection of fauxnads and Konads. the goal for this blog is simple - (1) Further explore the world of nail art stamping. (2) To keep a record of all my experiments with stamping. (3) To show you the potential each stamp has. (4) To show you that you don't have to be a 'Konading' expert to have fun! =)

Saturday, 31 December 2011

What Santa Brought Me this Year!

Hey Guys!

I got my exam results this week! - I passed!
* Happy Dance *
Thank you for all your kind messages and support!

I got totally spoilt this Christmas! - Here are some of the shiny new toy's, that 
I got for Christmas =).


( Above) Coraline Set A - From my loving boyfriend!.


(Above) Coraline Set B - Again from my boyfriend!.


(Above - From Left to Right )

- Nail Pop - Hotpants.
- Nail Pop - Pearl Effect ( I <3 Flakie's).
- Barry M - Lilac Foil.
- Barry M - Foil Effects ( Gold).
- Barry M - Foil ( Silver).
- Nail Pop - Sequin Effect.
- Nail Pop - Kimono.

This was a present I got myself - admittedly  ;-).


Some Nail Polish sets from Andrea Fulerton and Clubworks from my boyfriend.


( Above) SdP Plates 41 - 60 and Big SdP M & N - Another present from my boyfriend.


My Red Angel Plates (below) arrived - After the first package went astray =-/.

I'll be doing a post about these very soon- as I've encountered 
some new information about them.
Particularly the fairy images on RA111 and RA113.


I got a lovely package from my lovely friend Michelle (Below) - After we agreed to do a festive exchange =).
Why hello there - China Glazes Trendsetter!


 I also Participated in a Nail Polish Secret Santa!
My package (Below) was sent to me all the way from India- from my lovely friend Kejal 


Thanks for stopping by!

Time to work on my New Year Manicure!

/Hugs

xxx

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Happy Holidays to you all!

Hey Guys

I hope you all had a Fantastic Christmas and got heavily spoilt!.


Did any of you get any nail polish or nail care gifts for 
Christmas? Or maybe you treated yourself?- If so let me know what you got =).

I can't wait to show 
you the beauties I got for Christmas =).

My Christmas day manicure this year involved ...No stamping...I know a Sin - right !?!?

However just look at this combo....How could I stamp on this - Its just 
too beautiful.

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For this Manicure I used:

OPI - Your Royal Shine-ness.
OPI - Servin’ Up Sparkle.
- Top coat - Rimmel London - 5 in 1 Nail Care.

(Picture with Flash)

I got my OPI Serena Glam Slam England Your Royal Shine-ness & Servin' 
Up Sparkle set as a Christmas gift from my loving little sister.

Your Royal Shine-ness - Is a blackened solver foil. I think its quite unique - due to its 
darkness factor. The formula was great and only required 2 coats.

Then we have - Servin' Up Sparkle. This is a clear base 
with different sized fantastic silver and holographic hexagonal glitter throughout.       

Just look at the blurry Holo sparkle in the below picture / Drool!.

 (Picture with Flash)

Here's are few pictures of some Holiday Manicures I've recently done / Enjoy!



 












Also I recommend that everyone checks out Canadian Nail Fanatic's latest post! 
Here - Its amazing! - She's truly just amazing!

Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs

xxx

Friday, 23 December 2011

BM223 + ' Jingle Bells! '

Hey Guys

Here is another festive manicure for you all today!.

I have one more festive manicure to do after this one - I really 
do love Christmas / Themed manicures =))).

(Picture with Flash)


For this Manicure I used:

- LED Nail - 012 Deep Red Magnetic Nail Polish.
- Avon Mirror Shine- Gold Foil , Polished Pink & Metallic Mauve.
-  Kleancolor - Metallic Aqua & Green.
Rimmel London - 5 in 1 Nail Care.
- Dotting tools.
- BM223

(Picture with Flash)


Until Yesterday, I had never used magnetic polish - I can 
however now officially say... that I am now hooked!.

(Picture with Flash)

Yes...the Dotting tool came out again for this - However, I 
love how it adds the finishing touches to this manicure =).

(Picture with Flash)

Here's a close up, of the detail per nail.


 How I created the ( Below) base :

- I applied a base coat - Rimmel London - base coat strength.
- I then applied One coat of LED Nail - 012 Deep Red Magnetic Nail Polish.
- I then allowed this to dry.
- I then applied one thick coat of polish to one nail, I then immediately placed the magnet over the nail as close as possible without actually touching the nail.
- Then repeat this technique on each nail and finish with top coat.

(Picture with Flash)

Here is the BM223 Plate that I used to create this manicure.
Bundle Monster plates are available from:


Thanks for stopping By!

/Hugs

xxx

P.s Enjoy the Super cute Video!




**Please note that I do not endorse nor promote this website/etailer other than I am passing on the info of where I got them to those who may wish to know. I have no affiliation with any company and received no compensation for promotion of these products, nor am I promoting them...just letting fellow bloggers where they may be obtained should they be interested.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

S7 + ' Ornaments gone crazy! '

Hey guys!

I hope you've all either nearly /or have completely finished your 
Christmas shopping!

I really love buying presents for people that I love!...I always exceed any 
budget I set myself * he-he*... I just love seeing happy faces... I'm a sucker for happiness!

Here's another festive manicure for you guys today =).

(Pictures with Flash)

For this Manicure I used:

- Beauty UK - Frozen Kingdom & Yellow peril.
- Kleancolor - Metallic White Polish.
- China Glaze - Red Stallion.
- Avon Mirror Shine - Gold Foil.
- Konad Special Green Polish.
- Rimmel London - 5 in 1 Nail Care.
- Dotting Tools.
- S7.


(Pictures with Flash)

  I originally intended to use the Santa image from this stunning Christmas 
plate.. However.. I was disappointed to find it didn't work 
properly =-/  - So I settled for the Christmas tree on the plate instead.


(Pictures with Flash)

Here is Image plate S7 available from beautiful scratchers.


Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs

xxx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

SdP 8 + ' Frosty The Snowman '

Hey Guys!

Here's another simple, yet cute & festive manicure for 
you all today =).

 Its just a shame -That this turned out to be a 'Fail' manicure =-/ -But I 
still kinda like it.

(Picture with Flash).


For this Manicure I used :

- La Femme Beauty - Ice Blue Cream.
- Kleancolor - Metallic White.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Dotting Tools.

(Picture with Flash).

If I could go back and re-do this manicure I would ensure that :

My snowman was white against the blue background with a slight 
darker pale blue around him.

(Picture with Flash).

Apart from this being a fail...I do have to say that -
 I loved the details on this cute little snowman.


Here is Image Plate SdP 8 , that I used - It can be purchased from Here.


Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs

xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

D01 + ' The Holly and the Ivy! '

Hey guys!

Here's a simple Christmas Manicure from me today =).

*Sorry about the picture quality - This manicure just did not want to photographed*

(Picture with Flash)

For this Manicure I used:

- Beauty UK - Midnight Minx's Green & Maroon.
- Konad Special White Polish .
-Rimmel London - 5 in 1 Nail Care.
- Sevilla - 03 Sol Brillante Polish. 
- DO1

(Picture with Flash)

I'm in love with this (See below) Sevilla - 03 Sol Brillante Nail Polish. 
I got this from a recent swap , that I did with the lovely Marox79.

Some glitter polishes can take ages to dry or not apply 
consistently - But with this beauty, I had no problems at all!
The polish consists of gold and red glitter in a clear base - Its so Christmassy!


 I love how this 'out of focus' picture shows how truly sparkly this manicure is!

(Picture with Flash)

Here is the D01 plate that I used - Purchasable from Chez Delaney. 

Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs 

xxx


P.s 
Here's a early Christmas present for you all! - I recently 
asked Bundle Monster about :


1) New plates
2) Stamping Polishes!


They have confirmed they are making both - Plate news should be available early 2012!!!

**Please note that I paid the invoiced amount in full for my plates. I do not endorse nor promote this website/etailer other than I am passing on the info of where I got them to those who may wish to know. I have no affiliation with any company and received no compensation for promotion of these products, nor am I promoting them...just letting fellow bloggers where they may be obtained should they be interested.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Big Sdp G + ' Let there be Snow! '

Hey Guys!

I'm back!!! =).

Thank you to everyone that has asked how my exam 
went - I should get my exam 
result's next week * Fingers Crossed! *.

I'm not feeling 100% about the exam though =-/. 
There were 11 of us taking the exam in 
total and whoever booked the exam room - decided to book a little 
room -  we were all so close to each other =-/
I got a little claustrophobic ...It was the worst exam experience of 
my life ...But fingers crossed I did all I could.

Anyway Back onto the Manicure's =).

(Picture With Flash).

 For this Manicure I used :

- Nfu.Oh #95.
- H Nail Polish ( Blue Glitter Polish).
- Rimmel London - 5 in 1 Nail Care.
- Konad Special White Polish.
- Big SdP G.

(Picture With Flash).

I really love how this turned out =). Its so pretty yet wintry.

 To create the base ( See Below) of my manicure I used:

- Two coats of Nfu.Oh #95.
- One coat of H Nail Polish.
- One coat of Rimmel London - 5 in 1 Nail Care.


Here is a close up of the image - Its just so beautiful.

(Picture Without Flash).

Here is the Big SdP G , that I used - It can be purchased from Here.


Here is another Manicure, that I did whilst I was studying.

For this Manicure I used:

- No7 - Rose Truffle.
- Avon Mirror Shine- Gold Foil.
SdP 17.

(Picture With Flash)

Here is the SdP 17 plate that i used - Which is purchasable from Here.


Thanks for stopping By!

/Hugs

xxx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Google News

Hey Guys!

The lovely Sarah From Samariums-Swatches - Has shared the following Link with 
me tonight.  I think it is defiantly interesting to read as it will affect 
some Non Google  bloggers

Google have announced - See source Here

Google Friend Connect—Friend Connect allows webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a few snippets of code. We’re retiring the service for all non-Blogger sites on March 1, 2012. We encourage affected sites to create a Google+ page and place a Google+ badge on their site so they can bring their community of followers to Google+ and use new features like Circles and Hangouts to keep in touch.
With Google retiring Friend Connect, this allows Blogger to take over its functionality. 
Blogger blog owners, who like the idea of letting their Followers display their icons on the faces of our blogs, and view our blog updates in the Blogger Reading List / Google Reader displays, can continue to use the Followers accessory.

By removing Google Friend Connect from the Followers accessory, Blogger is hoping that the code supporting the Followers gadget can be simplified, and will become more stable.

You have approximately 4 months to use this 
information - Don't say you wasn't warned 

Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs

xxx


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Hey Guys!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you've had a great weekend!

Just to let you know before hand - On the 8.12.2011, I have a work related exam. 
So I may be absent from my blog until its all over =-/.


However....

I have prepared the following posts (Or before the 8.12.2011) on my return =).

- Testing all the metallic Kleancolour Polishes for stamping.
- Testing the Fab Ur Nail Stamping Polishes.
- A Nail stamping Tutorial.
- Three new manicures - Including a exam day manicure =).

Ill be back as soon as I can!

Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs

xxx

P.s 
The lovely ThRiSzHa recently asked me to be a judge for her Art Contest
- I recommend you all check this out - As the entries were amazing!

Friday, 25 November 2011

SdP 2 + SdP 19 + ' A Twilight Inspired Manicure '

Hey Everyone!

I have my short nails back again! 
Don't get me wrong , I loved having long nails - I just hated the fact that I wasn't
 able to function properly!

(Picture with Flash).

For this Manicure I used :

- Sinful Colors - Hazard.
- Beauty UK - Coral Surprise, Yellow Peril & Go Green.
- SdP 2.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Dotting Tools.

Before I go any further...I'd just like to say :
Anyway .... back to the Manicure =).

(Picture with Flash).
Me and my Sister had a Twilight marathon this weekend just gone..In 
my opinion you can never watch Jacob enough...Total Hottie!...Anyway back to the 
post =-P (I get so easy distracted)


(Picture with Without Flash).
On Tuesday we watched breaking dawn - Don't worry I wont give any 
spoilers - But I liked it =).


I actually really like how this turned out - The designs are so super cute =).


(Picture with Flash).
Here are the Plates that I used :


Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs

xxx
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