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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, 30 January 2011

Valentine's Day + HB29.....With a bit of fail added! =(

Hey ladies

Its nearly Valentines day =))) .. which means i can start suggesting cute little gift ideas to my boyfriend!.

... It also means, I can start looking at all my plates to start getting in the mood for Stamping (Love) =)

For this manicure i decided to use my HB29 plate and :

- Rimmel London - Double Duty Base coat.
- Avon Mirror Shine - Metallic Mauve.
- Avon Mirror Shine - Polished Pink.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Konad Special White Polish.


The plates is gorgeous! the images transfer so beautifully =)
...I just don't feel i did the plate justice =(.

I managed to use all the Images on this plate ...But ...Its just a shame i just couldn't capture the manicure the way i hoped too =(

Well ..better luck for my next valentine manicure =)

Be happy!

/hugs!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Testing my new XL A plate - Part 2

Hey Girlie's

Here is the last 22 Designs from XL Plate A.


For these test I used:
  • Rimmel London - Double Duty Base Coat
  • China Glazes - Cow girl Up
  • Konad Special White Polish
  • Gosh Rainbow (For the last picture)

* Apologies for my sloppy nail varnish applying! I hope it doesn't offend anyone...I was just to anxious to try the designs out =( *


I'm in love with every design on this Plate! <3



There are so many designs..I know this plate will keep me entertained for a while to come and i love that!


Ive decided I'm defiantly going to purchase XL Plates C -F as soon as i can!


Here i used Some Gosh rainbow on my Little Finger, Index Finger and Thumb...Just because i love how it looks! =)))


I hope you enjoyed looking =)...I know i enjoyed testing this plate!

Have a fantastic weekend Girls!

/Hugs!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Chinese blue and white porcelain effect + BM21

Hey girlie's




Ive always wanted to use my BM21 plate. .but i never knew what i wanted to do with it, as there are so many cool designs on the one plate!.

So i decided to try a little experiment using the colors White and Blue.




For this manicure i used:

- Rimmel London - Double duty base coat.
- Barry M Nail Paint - Matt White #66.
- Barry M Nail Paint- Cobalt Blue #291.
- Konad Special Blue Polish .
- Konad Special White Polish .

I love how this Simple manicure turned out!.




Reviewing images on the BM21 plate, For testing the BM21 plates i used the following polishes:

- China Glaze - temptation carnation.
- Konad Special Black Polish .

These Images transfer so well - I'm very impressed with this plate!.

I'll have to find another excuse to use this plate in the near future, because the images are so cute and simple!





Thanks for looking guys

/Hugs!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Yee-Haa and a S5 !

Hey girlie's

This is just a quick post to show off the fun i had on Sunday night with my new konad S5 plate.

For this experiment i used:

- Rimmel London - Double duty base coat.
- China Glaze - Wagon Trail (Little Finger).
- Barry M Nail Paint - Matt White #66 ( Third Finger and Index Finger).
- China Glazes - Prize winning Mare (Middle Finger and Thumb).
- Konad Special White Polish with S5 on my on my Middle Finger and Thumb.
- Konad Special Red Polish with M60 on my Index Finger.
- Konad Special Black Polish with M61 on my third Finger, and with S5 on my Index Finger.
- Konad Special White Polish with S5 on my Middle Finger and Thumb.
- Avon Mirror Shine - Gold Foil with S5 On my Little Finger.

This Manicure was only meant to test what the S5 is capable off... And boy...... did it prove it will be used again.

*Apologies in advance for the sloppy application of polish throughout this post*....I was just too eager to test the Plate =-/ *

For testing the S5 plate i used, the following polishes:

- Rimmel London - Double duty base coat.
- Barry M Nail Paint - Matt White #66.
- Konad Special Black Polish .

Thanks for Looking! =)

/Hugs!

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 http://www.magnonails.de/, 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 plates....so 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.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

I've been awarded a stylish blogger Award!




This award come with rules & they are as follows:
1. Thank and link the person who gave you the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Give this award to 15 other Bloggers and notify them about it!


Things about me...Hmmm


1) I I love Krispy Kremes ! hmmmmm =)
2) i love books that contain:
- Crimes
- Fantasy ( terry pratchett <3)
3 i love art!, i managed to study the subject all the way to A level
4) My favorite film of all time is - what drams may come
5) My favorite quote ever is *If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with. * Indecent proposal <
6) i love coffee <3
7) i giggle lots!




http://thriszha.blogspot.com/
http://artofnail.blogspot.com/
http://canadiannailfanatic.blogspot.com/
http://charmingnails.blogspot.com/
http://tigirlyly.blogspot.com/
http://forevertheuglyduckling.blogspot.com/
http://ash-lillyslacquerlust.blogspot.com/
http://nailasaurus.blogspot.com/
http://thenailphile.blogspot.com/
http://konadlicious.blogspot.com/
http://enamelgirl.blogspot.com/
http://dutch-diana.blogspot.com/
http://www.emeraldsparkled.com/
http://thatssofresh.blogspot.com/
http://nailartbylacey.blogspot.com/


/hugs!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Would you like a croissant with that latte madam?

Hey Girlies =)



Since buying the HB21 - HB40 Plates...i've always wanted to try the plate HB24. That might be because its a coffee plate! and i love Coffee!

I brought these plates from http://www.bf-beauty.com/ . I paid £1.25 for each plate , and i love them all =)



All of the plates from 21-40 offer so many fantastic designs, which suit any season or occasion in my opinion .


For this manicure i used:

- Rimmel London - Double duty base coat
- Nails Inc Jermyn Street nail polish
- Konad Special Black Polish
- Konad Special White Polish
- Image Plate HB24....- I actually used all the images on the plate =)


(Click to enlarge)
Overall i love how this manicure turned out!

I apologise for the pictures...I just couldn't seem to photograph my nails tonight =(....I'm looking at investing into a new camera - has anyone got any suggestions ( any advise would be greatly appreciated ).


Tip of the day....Never try to steal a toy mouse, from an already hyper cat...as you can see my middle finger saw the end result of that episode =(...But i still lover her to bits.
Thanks for looking guys

/hugs!


**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, 16 January 2011

Bursting with color + BM01

Hey Girlies

I'm going to keep my first manicure posted on here very Basic, whilst ensuring that the colour bursts out.
*I'm such a messy nail painter, ill soon tidy this up*
The first set of plates i purchased after exhausting my *starter kit's* konad plates M02 and M03 was the Monster Bundle collection of 21 plates. I was very nervous and worried about how these plates would perform as they were my first Fauxnads. However after stamping my first image, i was extremely happy with how the image transferred onto my nails.
I used polishes from the 'Front Cover Nail Varnish Gift set', that my little sister got me this christmas for this Manicure.
I'm very happy with my basic Manicure turned out, and feel my mission was a success =).
Reviewing images on the BM01 plate:
* Apologies in advance for the sloppy application of polish, i was to eager to start my next project =-/ * For testing the BM01 plates i used, the following polishes:
Top image, China Glazes - Prize winning Mare. And for the below image , China Glazes - Side Saddle.
*Lesson learnt today...take all pictures in the same light / bonk!*

Hope you all had a great weekend!.
/hugs!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

My first * Ever * Post

This is my first ever blog , I'm very excited and nervous at the same time. I want to use this blog to:
  • Further explore the world of nail art stamping.
  • To keep a record of all my experiments with stamping.
  • To show you the potential each stamp has.
  • To show you that you don't have to be a 'Konading' expert to have fun! =) .


I started konading in October 2010, after my boyfriend brought me a konad starter kit as a surprise gift. Since this date , my collection has expanded and expanded!.


I want to point out straight from the beginning that my nails are not perfect , I'm not afraid to admit that i have bad cuticles and that sometimes my nails are badly shaped . I will always respond to your feedback around this area as i'm completely new to this nail world so ill never claim to be a Expert!


A little of information about me:
  • I live in the UK.
  • I love nail polish.
  • I love my Boyfriend.
  • I love my cat who i hand reared , after i finding her abandoned in a box on my way home from sixth form.
  • I love Disney!.
  • I love pink!.
  • I love giggling and being a girly girl!.
  • I love reading, watching movies, watching Tv series! (I.e Fringe, lost, chuck and many many many more!) , painting, bowling & hanging with friends.

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