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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, 22 January 2011

Testing my new XL A plate - Part 1

Hey girlie's

On Thursday i finally got my hands on the Konad S5 Plate =) Since i first saw this plate......i knew i wanted it!.
I cant wait to try the S5 plate =) , Ive got so many ideas for it.....but...*he-he* I should first try the XL plates i brought in January first .

I brought plates XL A and B from, each plate cost 15.99 euros . It took 6 days to arrive to me in the post, which i was very impressed with -) Especially due to postal delays after Christmas.

Plates XL A & B , both contain 42 designs on them each =)

Here's some information about the plates:

  • The plate measures approx 148 x 210 mm.
  • Each stamp measures a huge 10mm wide by 12mm long.
  • The plates can fit into folders designed to hold sizes A5 or A4.
I'm cant wait to test these I've decided to try the first 20 designs on plate XL A for this article and ill test the following 22 designs very soon =).
For testing the XL A plate i used:
  • Rimmel London - Double duty base coat.
  • China Glaze - Wagon Trail.
  • Konad Special White Polish.
* Apologies in advance for the sloppy application of polish*

I'm very impressed with how the images transfer.

Each pattern is very well designed.

I found it much easier to use the XL plates then my round plates =-/ .

I am soo happy i got these plates and can see me using them a lot!.

Have fantastic weekend Girls! =) .

**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.


  1. Thanks for this, your nails look lovely.
    I've been eyeing one of the XL plates for a few days now, but the shipping price put me right off :-( I think I'll just have to utilise all of my BM patterns first, before I can justify it!

  2. @ Paulina

    No problem hunny, if this helps someone on the verge of buying it buy it - then i've done good =)


    @ Ash-Lilly

    I know it was very Steep, but then again - i'm glad i got the 2 plates instead of 1 with that shipping...Next time i order from them Ill probably get the remaining 4 plates...but that's ages away/ must save =( ''.

    But the plates are definitely worth the price =). Oh i still need to utilise my Bm plates too, i've got a manicure lined up for next week using BM20 =)


  3. OMG!!! they all look GORGEOUS!!!

  4. I love it can't wait untill I get mine :)

  5. @ Renate

    the plates are gorgeous!! omg i only wish i had more time to test all the images....silly work..... i mean i love work, they give me the pocket money for these gorgeous plates lol


    @ Diana-

    I really cant wait to see what you do with them!! your too talented!


  6. Thanks for sampling these, the images will definitely help people who are thinking to buy these.

  7. @ Yolanda

    Awww thank you Yolanda =)), When ever i looked at plates before buying them . i would always be worried to how they would transfer/how they would was hard sometimes to see pictures or see peoples judgments on that particular plate..which them made me feel on edge about purchasing the place...until 5 seconds later when my plate obsession finally caved in lol. I hope this post does help people who are 50/50 because these plates are truly fantastic!



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