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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, 29 May 2011

HB06 + ' Butterflies In A Meadow '

Hey ladies!

I'm SO Sorry I've been absent from my blog recently =( .

On Monday i started training for a new role in my workplace that required me to fly to Edinburgh on Thursday morning. I returned home Friday night.

Although i have 3 posts currently queued up...I thought id skip forward to a manicure 
i did yesterday =).

I'm not sure if i like or dislike this manicure =-/ ill let you guys give me some 
feedback on it =).

(All pictures can be enlarged)

For this manicure i used :

- Sinful Colors - Hazard (Orange) , Unicorn (Yellow) and Mint Apple (Green).
- A sponge.
- HB06.
- Some Mixed Green and Silver - fraulein 38 Nail Art Liners.
- Konad Special Blue Polish.

 As i said I'm not sure how i feel about this manicure...the butterflies didn't stamp as crisp as i would usually like...but i do like it at the same time?!? =-/ lol.

I love how colour this manicure feels though.

Here (below) is the before stamping picture =).

I will be doing another manicure using the HB06 plate, so swatches will follow soon =).

If you haven't already entered my *500  giveaway* you can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 19.06.2011.

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, 28 May 2011

Weekly Blog Round-up (week 9) =).

Hey Ladies

Sorry Ive been absent this week, i was told last minute on Wednesday i would need to fly to Edinburgh for work. 

Don't worry =) - i will be catching up on my posts during this weekend =).


Here is week 9, of the weekly blog round =).

I hope you enjoy =).

The Nail Addict created this juicy water marble design

Grace was inspired by Lagerfeld to create this design

Nic was absolutely besotted with Absolutely Alice

Jen let her sunny disposition show with her new Zoya

Theresa explains exactly what Shellac and Gelish semi-permanent polishes are

Avast me hearties! Claire tried out OPI pirates’ collection and the wicked silver shatter

Ari use pastels for a cute nail art manicure


Sunday, 22 May 2011

H2 + 'Orange Goodness!'

Hey Ladies!

Yesterday was a good day for me =).

Ive been using my Nokia N96....for Too Long! 
But yesterday - I got a shiny new phone =)...I upgraded my contract to a shiny, new Galaxy S2 .

My boyfriend thought it would be a great idea to do my nails in orange- as my contract is with orange (I love it , when he gets involved with my passion <3)

Here's what i came u with:

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For this Manicure i used:

- Image plate H2
- Nails Inc - Candy Orange ( the free polish i got with InStyle Magazine).
- Essence Nail Art Black Stampy Polish.

I love this design - its defiantly different!

See below,  for a picture without the flash - to show how awesome this design really is.

My new phone *Happy Face* * - i love that it comes with the kindle app well as loads more apps =))).

When i got home after picking up my new phone, i had a package waiting for me =). 

My XL C-F plates had arrived !!!!.

I know what you all thinking... is she crazy?!?!...shes brought a lot of plates recently...why more?!?...well i have a answer for that question.

When i got my XL A-B plates in December- i immediately regretted not getting the rest of the XL plates...i went on Magno Nails to place the extra order...but there was only XL A, B, D & E
 left =-//... 

They've only just been restocked due to the plates being so damn i immediately ordered the remaining plates before the same thing happened again  =).

I will be doing Swatches of these plates for you guys very soon =). 

Here is a picture of some *yummy*  Double chocolate Muffins i made today....they are SO good =).

Ive recently made a pledge to bake more. ...So far everything Ive made has tasted very yummy!. 

 If you haven't already entered my *500  giveaway* you can do so by clicking here 

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Weekly Blog Round-up (week 8) =) !

Hey Ladies

I really enjoy reading the weekly blog round up - So i asked the lovely Stacey if i could get involved.

Here is week 8!

Claire’s tutorial shows the simple way to do a half moon manicure

Nic celebrated finishing the school year with some swatches

Sharon showed us her adventures in drag marbling

Grace had some fun with glitter to great effect

Ladyluck took a break from her nails this week and created an eye look

And finally introducing Erin to the blog world

Have fun reading =)


P.s If you would like to be involved in future round ups contact Stacie at

Friday, 20 May 2011

D22 + ' Pirates of the Caribbean '

Hey Ladies

I'm so excited about the new pirates of the Caribbean Movie.

I've loved all the movies to date...I Cant wait to see more of Captain Jack Sparrow <3  =) .

Here is my pirates of the Caribbean inspired manicure - i hope you all like it =)

(All images can be enlarged)

For this Manicure i used :

- Avon - Black as Night Matte Polish.
- Konad Special White Polish.
- Konad Special Green Polish.
-W7 Polish Spearmint.
- A sponge

I love how this turned out  =).

Ive never tried sponging I'm very happy with the end result! =).

I used Konad Special green Polish and W7s spearmint when sponging the color onto my tips.

For swatching the D22 plate i used:

-Avon - Violetta Matte Polish.
- Konad Special White polish.

Ive tried to capture each swatch picture with and without flash to attempt to show you each image .

I absolutely loveee this plate! ...How fantastic do these images look!

I don't hate a single design ...Nor did i have a single problem stamping any of the images onto my nails =). 

I think this is my favorite plate so far in the D series...I cant wait to try more of them out =).

If you haven't already entered my *500  giveaway* you can do so by clicking here 

Thanks for reading!


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

BM211 + ' Monday-Blues '

Hey Ladies

Here's a quick post for me today. I just wanted to show you -what i did for my Monday manicure.

For this 'Monday-Blues ' Manicure i used:

- Color Club -Worth the Risque.
- BM211
- Konad Special Blue Polish

Although it hasn't photographed very well =-/ ...i love how it looks on my nails =).

Here is the lovely BM211 plate =).

For swatching the BM211 Plate i used:

- Avon - Black as Night Matte Polish.
- Essence Nail Art White Stampy Polish.

If you haven't already entered my *500  giveaway* you can do so my clicking here 

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, 15 May 2011

My Second *500* Give- Away ! *** Now Closed ***

Hey Ladies!

*** Now Closed ***

I'm in absolute Shock... that i have over 500 followers.

 I never in my wildest ideas figured I would have over 500 followers
 looking at my less then perfect nails lol.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following me!

I know i said this on my 100 follower give-away but ....When i started this blog
..i imagined having a few followers 
(15...max to be honest) but never 573!...I'm still in shock!.

Ive loved every second of blogging and don't plan on stopping anytime soon =).
..... plus I've got too many new plates to still review lol.

Anyway without further a-do - Here is a small appreciation 
for following my blog, 
or stopping by in the past!.


My give away consists of the following items for 1 lucky winner:

- 6 Beauty UK - The Wild Child Set.

-6 Models Own including: Jade Stone, Feeling Blue, 
Sophie's Pink, Betty Blue, Slate Green and Utopia.

- 1 Designer Nail Plate - Shoes.

- 1 Designer Nail Plate - Food and Drink

- The winner will also be able to select 8 Random plates 
from Chez -


More information on my Give-Away

Utopia , Slate Green and Betty Blue was kindly Sponsored by Models Own

The Designer Nail Plate Shoes and Food and drink was Kindly sponsored 
by Tracey from Merci - My Darling

To choose your 8 Chez Delaney plate please visit Here

Here are some random plates that may capture you attention =).

The 8 random Chez Delaney Plates, that the winner will select were 
kindly sponsored by Chez Delaney


Now...after all that drooling .....its time for the rules:

My giveaway will be open internationally and will run until June 19th 2011 
(Midnight - is the close of point) . The winner will be picked by 
and I will notify the winner via email. The winner will then have 
48 hours to respond to the email with their address to ship the goodies 
If they don't, I will draw again.

How to enter:


1) Be a follower on Google Friend Connect ( New followers are welcome!!!)

2) Leave your email so if your win I have a way to contact you.

3) You must tell me what 8 Chez Delaney plates you want.

4) Do not leave your entry details in the comment section - you will not be 
entered - please fill out the Google form I have prepare for you =).


To get additional entries 
( If you do not have a blog- you can still enter =)  )

1) Did you blog about my giveaway with a dedicated post and 
photo? -3 additional points.

2) Did you add this giveaway to a giveaway page or side 
bar? -2 additional points.

3) Did you add Spellbinding Nails to your 
Blog roll?- 2 additional points.

Thanks again =) And i hope you guys like my giveaway!

Good luck Ladies!


Saturday, 14 May 2011

HB14 + ' A Cute Koala Bear and Yummy Eucalyptus Leaves!

Hey Ladies!

I decided to do a cute Manicure today using my HB14 Plate.

Here is a creation i came up with using different Green fraulein 38 Nail Art Liner's and a cute Koala bear Image =).

(All pictures can be enlarged)

For this Manicure I used:

- fraulein 38 Nail Art Liner's.
- China Glaze - Red Stallion.
- Konad Special White Polish.

I'm very happy i invested in these HB plates - they stamp beautifully and the detail on them- is outstanding!.

Here is the Lovely HB14 Plate =).

For testing the HB14 Plate I used:

- La Femme Beauty - Cream Grey.
- Essence Nail Art White Stampy Polish.
- Rimmel London -Matte Finish.

* Apologies in advance for the sloppy application of polish - I was too eager to swatch this gorgeous plate out!*.

I love all the images on this plate - they all stamped beautifully =).

I really want to use the horse and frog image again.

*Teaser* - My 500 give-away is coming very soon =).

Thanks for reading =).


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