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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, 17 April 2011

XL B + ' Hippie Easter Eggs'

Hey Ladies!

I hope you all had a great weekend =).

I sure do love my themed manicures....So i thought I'd do a 'crazy' Easter Manicure today.


For this Manicure i used:

- Gosh - Holographic.
- Konad Special Red, Orange, Yellow, Green & Blue Polishes.

I love how this turned out.

Its like someone went crazy and threw loads of paint all over my nails.
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I got this effect by dotting the colours on the left side of the image i wanted to use on my XL B plate, then dragging them across with my scrapper.

I love Gosh Holographic, i love it so much - that Ive brought another bottle today =).


I bet your all thinking...She's gone mad ....This has nothing to do with Easter.

Well if your thinking that then your all wrong. When i was little - i used to love drawing Easter eggs with thousands of 'Zig- Zags' across each egg.

When i saw this design on the XL B plate - it made me immediately think of Easter (this immediately put a big smile on my face).

See below for an extremely bad interruption 'Of an Easter egg i used to draw when i was young'.


Before i did this manicure i tried other combinations with similar ideas.

The first idea i did was: (Below)


For this manicure i used:

- Revvvolution - Color Club .
- Konad Special Red,Yellow, Green & Blue Mixed with Konad Special White Polish.

I got the idea of mixing colours from the lovely Emily at Emily's Nail Files.

I put 2-3 Dots of Konad Special White Polish on the image i wanted to use, along with 1 dot of the colour i wanted to use (in this case Konad Special Blue Polish - it doesn't have to be a Konad colour to get the finished look, and regular polish will work ).


I then got a old paint brush and swirled the mixture together creating a Pastel Blue =).


*Warning* You have to work very quickly as the polish begins to dry on the plate...Something i learnt on my first attempt =-/ .

I wasn't entirely happy with how this turned out so tried something similar but different (See below)



For this Manicure i used

- Beauty UK - Urban Girl pastels.
- Konad Special Black Polish.

I wasn't keen at all on this manicure either and removed it pretty much straight away, It was then i came up with my 'Hippie Easter eggs'- and all was good lol.

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Thanks for reading this - I hope you all had a great weekend =).

/Hugs!

26 comments:

  1. It looks like sunshine! Cool ;)

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  2. @ marox79

    Aww thank you! - i love how bright it is =)

    /Hugs

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  3. @ Paulina

    Thank you sweetie!

    /Hugs

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  4. Thats a very hip Easter mani!

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  5. I love how this turned out! It really makes me think of easter eggs :D
    I wish they would sell Gosh here :(

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  6. I really like all three manis! They're so cute and Easter-y!!

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  7. I LOVE how the hippie Easter egg mani turned out, it's so spring!!! Man, what I would give to be able to own a bottle of Gosh holo myself here in the US, it's SO amazing!!

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  8. it's so amazing ! It's make me think at the easter egg i had to catch up at school when i was young !

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  9. @ mrsrexy

    Aww thank you sweetie! - its defiantly different =)

    /Hugs

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  10. @ Kayono

    Aww thank you hunny! Gosh is discontinued now in the uk - i got my second bottle on ebay =)

    /Hugs

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  11. @ Beauty2244

    Aww thank you hunny! its a very pretty polish -shame its discontinued =-/

    /Hugs

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  12. @ nail-art-addict-5

    Thank you sweetie!

    Aww- thank god its not just me lol

    /Hugs

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  13. so cute!! i love the gradient effect too. i can definitely see the easter part in it!

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  14. I really love your crazy easter egg nails!

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  15. @ Courtpara89

    Thank you sweetie!

    /Hugs

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  16. @ Silence is Loud

    Thanks hunny! =)

    /Hugs

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  17. @ Moondancerjen

    Aww thank you - *Happy bounce =)*

    /Hugs

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  18. aaaah it looks greeeat!!! whoop for the colour mixing technique! thanks for the mention!! IT CAME OUT SOOOO FUN! you managed to get hold of another gosh holo?!?! FROM WHHEEERE?!?! im voting for you hun, got my manicured fingers crossed for us both!

    MWAH X

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  19. Love love love it, I also have Easter egg nails (but I'm a bit behind with blogging)

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  20. @ LemonyEmily

    Aww thank you sweetie! i found it for a bargain on ebay lol =)

    Im voting for you too hun!

    /Fingers crossed!!

    /Hugs! x

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  21. @ -Diana-

    thank you sweetie!

    I love my themed nails - i cant wait to see that post x

    / hugs

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  22. @ Giuditta

    Aww thank sweetie!

    /hugs

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