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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! =)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

XL B + 'Gemstone Grillwork fabric'

Hey Ladies.

Another weekend over =-/ boohoo ...but at least i feel more relaxed!.

I was random goggling earlier and found a pattern i knew id seen before - I looked at my plates and there the pattern was!. I decided to use this pattern on my XL B plate for my Monday ' back to work' manicure.

For this i used :

- China Glaze Yee-Haw.
- Essence Nail Art Stampy Polish - White.

I like how this the colours are not 'Too in your Face' for work =).

I decided to use Essence Nail Art Stampy Polish for this manicure. i actually found it easy to work with. i will definitely review both the Black and White stampy polishes from this range again, in a comparison for you guys.

My swatch for the XL B plate can be found, by clicking on

I found this pattern design on Google (below) its labelled Gemstone Grillwork 1965.

The information with a brief history on this Gemstone Grillwork 1965 is - Tony Duquette used grillwork patterns extensively in his interior design work. Intricate Moroccan grillwork studded with brass nails, 18th century Chinese snowflake patterns or French trellis patterns were repeatedly used to enhance his decorative effects. For this special fabric for Jim Thompson, we have created an intricate grillwork pattern evoking an Indian Moghul ivory inlay which overlays the rich malachite, lapis lazuli, rose quartz, Persian black and onyx background patterns.

Hopefully next week the postman will give me some items i ordered for my first giveaway - so watch this space!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend girlie's!



  1. lovely mani, i love this design... these xl image plates are awesome :-D

  2. Essence Stampy White is great, isn't it? I bought the black one yesterday, but haven't tried it.


  3. Wow you make such lovely combinations, I love this!

  4. @ nail crazy

    thank you hunny! - i love these plates too...i need the rest now lol


  5. @ KimsKie's Nails

    it is...i think i may get a few more bottles when i can!, ill do a review of the black and white, with some other polish that can be used for stamping =)


  6. @ Giuditta

    aww thank you sweetie!


  7. Hey :) That Design looks very funny :D
    I'm so happy that I have you, as an english reader, more. Do you understand german? I just thought about translate my posts into english, because I can also speak a bit english ;) what do you mean?

  8. @ Fairy

    I don't understand German - but i do use chrome, so it translates blogs i read =)


  9. This is such a gorgeous manicure!!! I love it! :)

  10. @ Natalie

    Aww thank you sweetie!


  11. Hi hun, thanks for commenting..... pray for us...


  12. @ Tansia Musabbir

    ofc i commented your a gorgeous couple sweetie!


  13. I love this one, this is one of the first designs I'm going to do on my short nail ;)

  14. @ -Diana-

    Thanks sweetie! cant wait to see it!



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