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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! =)

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Big SdP A + ' Hearts and Swirls '

Hey Ladies!

I got some new plates today...and i couldn't wait to try them out!

Here's what I came up with =).

For this manicure I used:

- Models Own - Coral Reef.
- Konad Special White Polish.
- Big SdP A  Plate.

I got all 7 big Plates released by Shirley for 15.99 each.
These plates are so fantastic! - I actually found them a pleasure to use =).

I'm very impressed with how the image transferred onto my nails.
Each pattern is very well designed.

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

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

Here is a video Shirley made for her Big SdP range /Enjoy =).

Thanks for reading!



**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, 26 June 2011

XL C + ' A Lovely Purple and Pink Swirl '

Hey Ladies 

I hope you've all had a fantastic weekend!.

Here's a quick post for me today.
To show you , what I created this morning =).

For this Manicure I used:

- Sinful Colors - Lets Talk.
Avon Mirror Shine - Polished Pink.
- Image plate - XL C.

I absolutely love Sinful Colors - Lets Talk. 
It is a stunning vibrant Purple with blue undertones! - the polish left me speechless - its a bold gorgeous colour.  

I wish I had more Sinful colors  =(.

Words cannot describe how gorgeous this looks on my nails...
... But do you think it will photograph..Nope lol =-/. Therefore the picture below is to show you the manicure without flash.

My nail on my thumb broke this morning hence my nails look odd =-/

Here is the lovely XL C plate =) . I love all these designs! 

 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 brought my XL plate from here.

Thanks for reading!



**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.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

HB42 + ' A walk in the Park '

Hey Ladies!

I hope your all well =).

The plate I used for this Manicure , I've wanted to use for ages - Because I love how cute it looks. Now you all know by now that I'm not a flower girl - however - this plate deserves some fuss and attention!.

Here's what I came up with whilst using it =).

For this Manicure I used:

-  Beauty UK -  White Polish.
-  Barry M Nail Paint - Spring Green.
-  Rimmel London -Matte Finish.
-  Konad Special White and Green Polish.
-  Some Rhinestones.

I really really like how this turned out =).

I got a lot compliments for this manicure =)

Here is the fantastic HB42 Plate. 
For the above manicure I used every single image on this plate =). As usual the HB plates did not let me done. 

Thanks for reading =)

Have a fantastic weekend =)



Friday, 24 June 2011

Weekly Blog Round-up 13!

Hey Ladies!

Every week, a few of us, organised by Stacie, get together and  write a collective post 
on our favourite blog posts of the week. Here is week 13!

A massive thank you to grace for doing this post =).

Sharon had everything looking rosy

Dawn showed off her talent for water marbling

Theresa shows us her Gelish Silver Fade

Grace enjoyed some Strawberries & Cream

Claire impressed us with her magnetic nail varnish 

Sarah has something fishy going on!

Lady Luck is getting ready for summer

Trisha is trend setting with ombre nails

Have fun reading =)



Wednesday, 22 June 2011

* Drum Roll * My Second Give Away - Winner is......

Hey Ladies

I cant believe im at 866 followers ... Thank you so much for following me!
  ...... After verifying all 366 contestants.... I am happy to announce a winner for my give-away!



The winner of my Second Give-Away is....

Please remember to contact me within 48 hours of my email to you or another entrant will be awarded this give-away!

Thanks all who entered =).

I will be hosting another give-away to thank all my followers again , when and if ....I hit a 1000 followers =) - So stay tuned it will be big Give-away if I ever hit that number.


Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Hey Ladies

Ive recently been handed some awards .
So i feel it is only right to Pass some more awards out =).

Ekk...Where to Start =-/ lol


For my Sunshine award =)

The rules of this award are:

*Thank the person who gave you this award
*Write a post about it
*Pass it on to 10 bloggers you think really deserve it and send them a message to let them know

I would Like to Pass this award to =)

9) Marox79 and Marion from
10 ) Thriszha from


For my * Sunshine Award*
Here are my answers and the blogs i would like to pass this award onto =).

1) Favourite colour -Green!
2) Favourite Animal - Cats - especially my cat Sassy

3) Favourite number - 14!..or 7 if i have to choose a number under 10.
4) what perfume am i using right now - Intimately Beckham- yours.
5) Something you always wear with you and identifies staff id lol?
6) What's your passion? Drawing and painting =)
7) Getting or giving presents? - Ugg i love both! ..Hm but i do like getting presents for people =)
8) What was the last eyeshadow you used? - A Avon neutral colour from a set i got recently
9) Favourite day of the week -  Friday!!!!
10) Are your nails painted right now? ...Ofc..i feel naked when they are not that weird 

And i award :


Thank you MarShee for my award

Top 10 Award:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link to their blog.
2. Put the Top 10 Award logo on your blog.
3. List your top 10 cosmetics.
4. Choose 10 bloggers to tag, link to their blogs, and let them know.

Ahhh...lets start!

1) Avon Cuticle Balm - I love it and wouldn't be without it
3) Barry M Lip Gloss Wand -Toffee flavour - I got it as a freebie and love it!
4) Oil of Olay - Beauty Fluid - ive used this since i was a little girl - it never lets me down 
5) Max Factor - Fusion Mascara ...I need my length and full lashes!
7) Rimmel - Double duty base coat ...Ive used it for 2 years and swear by it!
8) Gosh Holograhic polish

And to chose 10 blogs

3) Brooke from

Sunday, 19 June 2011

XL A + ' A Silver Mosaique '

Hey Ladies!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
 How quickly did this weekend go =-/ .

I cant wait till July..I have a week booked off - to relax, and it cant come soon enough!
It feels like ages since I had time of work and I'm in real need of it atm.

Since last year Ive not had 100% health (Ive felt constantly tired and I'm always cold) .
Though I did not instigate this with my doctor .. till 3 months ago ( Yes I know naughty me =-/) 

My iron and thyroid levels are dropping every time I have a new blood test (To date Ive had 3 to investigate the problem). 
I recently started taking Multivitamins with extra iron - which has showed in my latest blood results...however my thyroid levels have taken another drastic drop =-/ 
Since Friday Ive been taking medication to help boost my thyroid levels - ill have another blood test again in 2 months to see if the dosage need to be lowered or upgraded =-/.

So that's where I currently am =-/. 

Therefore I decided to do a Manicure yesterday to cheer me up yesterday!.

For this Manicure i used:

- Gosh - Silver.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Stamping Plate - XL A.

Ive been wanting to use this design for ages.

I am very happy with how this manicure turned out!. 

I absolutely love this Silver polish. The above picture is after 2 applications.
Its one of my favourite polishes I own - Plus its a fantastic stamping polish =).

Thanks for reading - and don't forget you have until Midnight tonight (UK time) to enter my giveaway



Saturday, 18 June 2011

HB13 + ' A Shark Attack Fail'

Hey Ladies

Ive never been afraid to show my  'Fail'  Manicures to you lovely ladies..However...
.... Unfortunately this is one of them.

I had so many ideas when planning this Manicure just simply went wrong from start to end.

For this Manicure I used:

-  La Femme Beauty Polishes - Mint and Blue Cream.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Fraulein 38 Nail Art Liners ( I used Random Blue Liners, and a white and silver liner from the collection).
- Rimmel London -Matte Finish.

 I actually like it when a manicure fails.. because i do learn from my mistakes ..
I know where i went wrong with this manicure and will 
re-attempt this - learning from my mistakes =-/.

I really liked the HB13 Plate...and put none of the blame on this image or plate!. As usual the plate preformed beautifully =).

Here is the Lovely HB13 Plate =).

 I got a new delivery this week. 
I recently placed a order for shirleys SdP Plates:

I got:

-  (From the A series) A01, A03, A04, A07, A09, A10,  
A11, A14,  A15,  A16, A17 & A18.

                                                       - (From the B series) B01, B02, B03, B04, B05, B08, 
B09, B11, B13,  B14,  B15,  B17 &  B19.

Ive known for some time that some of the images on these plates were I held me back buying them, awaiting peoples reviews. 
...However Shirley recently decided to put these plates on sale for 1 euro each due to the problems people were having with these plates.

How could I say no to that bargain...Well I couldn't I placed a order 
for 1 of each of the plates on sale!

And here they are =) :

I cant wait to have a play with them =).

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!


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