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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! =)

Saturday, 26 February 2011

My designer Plates!..Treasure find on Ebay!

Hey Girlie's

Sometimes you can get really lucky and find something you was never looking for, when your were least looking for it. This was how me and my boyfriend met 7 years ago, and I absolutely love him to bits!...and its also how I come across some awesome stuff!.

The other day.. I was scanning Ebay ( I tend to now only get konads and plates I've never seen before on there)...but I came across a seller by the name of pegasus370 /http://stores.ebay.co.uk/mercimydarling.

She only has 2 plates from this series at the moment ... but just look at these beauties!

There is a bottle of polish image! how cute lol!

Here is me swatching all the Images...* I apologize up front for the sloppy application of paint, and messy clean ups ...i was just to eager to try my new beauties out! *

For the swatches i used:

(Top 2 images) - Avon Matte - Violetta.
(Bottom 2 images)- Avon Matte - Black as Night.
And Konad Special White Polish.

How cute is everyone of these images! I love the shoes..the bag..the playboy bunny and the Chanel logo in the heart!.

i am extremely happy with these plates,The images transfer so smoothly!.

The plates are perfectly cut ,so they are not too deep! with is perfect as this will avoid my manicure from smudging when a top coat is applied!.

I love the cocktail on my thumb..ill defiantly use this for a summer manicure! and the burger looks so cute!

The ice cream and cup of tea are my personal favorites in this picture!.

I am so happy i came across these plates when i did! they totally made my weekend!...Ill come up with a manicure in the next few days using the images! because they totally deserve to be used for something awesome!.

I paid £3.99 for each plate with combined posting and packing for £1.80...and they was with me within 2 days of paying for them!.

( ooo BTW Tracy/ pegasus370 is happy to provide combined shipping & postage on multiple purchases based on weight, and cost of packing and posting the item. If you are purchasing more than 1 item please contact her BEFORE checking out with pay pal. she will get back to you with an amended invoice within 24 hours....i emailed her and she did it straight away for me bless her !).

I hope you enjoyed reading this girlie's!

Have a fab weekend!

/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.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

BM12 + ' Orange Daze '

Hey Girlie's!

Here is a manicure i did quickly tonight.....Sorry my clean up..looks..well... messy =-/.

I used Monster Bundle plate BM12...and...

- Barry M Nail Paint - Tangerine #136.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Some Yellow and Green Rhinestones.


I rarely use Orange nail polish....even though i have 8 different Orange polishes in my collection...It just never catches my attention , unless its Halloween. So i was really keen to use it for this Manicure.

My silly Konad top coat smudged my middle finger..However i still like how this manicure looks =).


For swatching BM12 (Picture below)..I Used :

-China Glaze - Cowgirl Up.
-Konad Special White Polish.

I'm defiantly keen on some of these images.

I'm still so impressed with the 'Value for money' that the monster Bundle set offers! it is defiantly full of surprises =).


Hope you enjoyed reading this!

/Hugs!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

M56 + 'A Blue Dream'.

Hey Ladies!

I hope your all having a great week! =) .

For this weeks Manicure..I wanted to try something different.

* Caution! - Ive never tried French tip Manicures before...So be prepared for something different. *

For this Manicure i used my M56 Konad Plate...and..

- Barry M Nail Paint - Pale Blue #306.
- Konad Special Blue Polish.

Doesn't this look really girly and cute!

I may be a French tip virgin...and i might not have the nail length to pull this plate off...but... i think I've semi mastered how to position and stamp these plates...I hope =-/.

For swatching my M56 plate - i used:

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

Its a cute plate! ...i think i may need to grow my nails though before using this plate again lol!

I hope you enjoyed reading this.

/Hugs!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

HB26 + Hands and Feet

Hey Ladies

I wanted to do a quick post to show you guys, what i did mucking around with my HB26 plate.

* I want to apologize from the start if this manicure looks messy. This manicure was not meant to be serious - mainly me fooling around *.

For this manicure below I used:

-Barry M Nail Paints - Spring Green #290, Lemon Ice Cream #307, Pale Blue #306 & Bright Pink #279.
-China Glaze - Tinsel.
-Plate HB26.
-Konad Special Black Polish.

Its so bright and cute! <3.


For Swatching the HB26 Plate - I used:

- No7 -Totally Teal.
- Konad Special White Polish.


I'm defiantly going to use the finger print design again - I've always wanted to do a Murder Mystery Manicure! - and I feel this would be perfect for what I have in mind!.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

/Hugs!

Sale on at Viva La Nails

Hey Ladies

I just brought :

- Konad Polish - Dark Orange .
- Konad Polish - Gold Brown .
- Konad Polish - Pastel Orange .
- Konad Polish - Yellow.

.... for £2.45 each instead of the normal price of £4.95.

I got them from http://www.vivalanails.co.uk/sale.html , whilst i was ordering my Viva La Nails Product Sample Pack. I'm Just letting you know encase you need one of these colors, without the huge price tag =).

/hugs!

**Please note that I paid the invoiced amount in full for my polishes. 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, 19 February 2011

BM11 + ' That Green feeling! '

Hey Ladies!

I woke up to rain this morning!...and it put me in such a great mood!

Whilst drinking my morning coffee ... I carefully eyed up my polish collection...hoping something would grab my attention....But nothing did =-/
...So then i took out all my plates and looked at them all..1 plate grabbed my attention - my BM11 plate.

I'll happily admit , that I've only ever used this plate before for the Heart and lines design in the past...So i felt it needed some fuss and attention.

Here is what i came up with using the BM11 plate (the below picture, can be enlarged).


Inst it a green Dream!..I feel like the white separator in the middle, makes this Manicure look so cute.

For this Manicure i used:

-BM11
-Barry M Nail Paint - Spring Green.
-Konad Special White Polish
-China Glaze - Gussied Up Green

In the picture below (This picture can be enlarged) , it shows each step i did whilst doing this Manicure.


For Swatching the BM11 plate - I used :

- Avon Matte - Red Velvet.
- Konad Special White Polish.

I layered the leafy designs on my thumb to compare them to each other.


I'm defiantly going to use The flower design again!...I'm not into flowers, but this looks so cute!. i also want to use the design on my Middle finger again, as it looks wicked!

I hope you enjoyed reading this!

/Hugs!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Essence Plate Review No #1 + Loads of Colour

Hey Ladies!

....

Its time to have a play with the first disk i opened at random!.

The plates are not numbered .. So i don't really have a way to label them precisely ...which is a pain!. Therefore i will label them Generically as Essence Plates (lol) =).

For this Manicure (Below) i used:

- Front Cover Nail Varnishes - Carrot, Morning Glory & High Risk Red.
- Konad Special Black Polish.

I love how easy it is to use these plates, the images transfer so smoothly =).

Here's is the Essence plate next to a Monster Bundle plate. (**I will edit this post with measurements for you guys later - although, they appear to be slightly bigger then Konad full length designs .

Here are some more pictures of me messing around with different colour combinations.

For this Manicure (Above) i used:

- Front Cover Nail Varnishes - Carrot , Spruce, Morning Glory & Deep Purple
- Konad Special White Polish.

For this Manicure (Above) i used:

- Barry M Nail Paint - Cobalt Blue #291.
- Barry M Nail Paint - Matt White #66.
- Konad Special White and Black Polish.

I can't express how happy i am with this plate!

- Each Image transferred so beautifully.
- They are beautifully designed!
- I really love them!!!! .

Reviewing the plate:

For this is used :
- Barry M Nail Paint -Spring Green #290.
- Konad Special Black Polish.

I love the variety of images...they are so cute!.

I hope you enjoyed reading this

/hugs!

Say hello to my new little Friends!

Hey Ladies!

I had to stay at home today , and wait for the washing machine repair man to come =-/ ( Stupid machine keeps breaking down..Thank god for insurance!) . When i went to let the repair man in...I found a package waiting for me! =) .

It felt like Christmas all over again ... I love that feeling of getting new Plates!...especially ones that have taken me so long to get!

I recently did a swap with Martje from http://girly-addictions.blogspot.com/ . Her blog is amazing everyone should check it out , if your not already following her =).

Look what she sent me! =)

( This image can be enlarged - just click on it)

My experience from emailing her my initial inquiry to receiving the finale package was so amazing !

She also sent me Black and White Stampy polish <3>

As well as getting martje's package i was also taken back by a work colleague this week. When she was getting her lunch she popped into the local pound land in town , and came across this nail art kit! . Bless her she brought it me , and refused to let me pay her back - So ill keep any eye out for some cute polish for her!.

Thank you for reading this!

I'm going to immediately swap my new plates =)

/hugs!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Honey Bee's + HB34

Hey Girlie's!

Recently I've done a lot of Valentine manicures..so i thought id move away from the love theme and onto something more Colorful !!!.

I haven't used my HB34 plate yet...but the images have always caught my attention!

I got this plate from http://www.bf-beauty.com/ for £1.25.

For this Manicure i used:

- Barry M Nail Paint - Lemon Ice Cream #307.
- Barry M Nail Paint- Matt White # 66.
- China Glaze - Branding Iron ( For the honeycomb ).
- Konad Special Black Polish , for my honey bee's <3.

(All pictures can be enlarged)
I love how this has turned out...However, i wish i used a lighter brown for the honeycomb.

Reviewing the images on the HB34 plate:

For this i used:

- No7 Polish - Temptress.
- Konad Special White Polish.

I love the swan and dragonfly images !...i must use this plate again soon.

Hope you enjoyed reading this!

/hugs!

xxx

**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, 13 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day Girlie's !

Here's a quick post of my Valentines Day manicure <3>

I used:

- M65 for the Rose Full length pattern.
- M59 For the hearts and Bows.
- Gosh - Holographic Polish.
- Konad Special Black Polish.
- Some Rhinestones (Red heart rhinestone on my ring finger and a Pink round rhinestone for the bow on my thumb).

(Both pictures can be enlarged - Just click )

I uploaded two pictures to show my manicure with different lighting , I love this Gosh Polish <3

I hope you all have a great Valentines Day whether your Single, Married or in a Relationship!

/hugs!

xxx

P.s if you get a chance watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1vpB6h3ek4 Its the cutest video ever made!

Bond...James Bond!

Hey ladies!

Here's a quick post to show you my *Bit of fun* entry for ThatsSoFresh's nail art contest =)

The idea for the Contest was to make designs with Images , you would usually dismiss work!...ThatsSoFresh advised take the most ridiculous /hideous/strange/maybe to cutesy/ designs you have and make it the best you can.

.....That got me thinking so i looked over my collection of plates..and planned away =)

If only i had more medical plates, i really wanted to do a manicure dedicated to Grays anotmony...however..something caught my eye..then i had the song -Golden Eye by Tina Turner stuck in my head, and i knew it was fate!


I used the following plates for this Fun Manicure:

- Konad S5 for the gun ! ...No MI5 agent should be without his gun!
- Fauxnad M42 For the Palm tree...Bond always turns up on a tropical island
- Fauxnad M71 for the white cat from You Only Live Twice, the cat that is stroked by the villain!
- Fauxnad M58 for B, N, D.
- Fauxnad M45 for O.
- Fauxnad M47 of 0 ,0, 7.

- I also painted a golden eye for effect <3

I love to do Fun Manicures -because Nail art should be fun =)

Hope you enjoyed reading this!

/Hugs!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Valentine's Day + BM02

Hey Girlie's

Its getting close to Valentine's Day! So i wanted to try a simple yet colorful manicure for today. So i decided to try my BM02 plate - Since its so cute!

For this manicure i used :

- Barry M Nail paint - Matt White # 66
with
- Barry Ms Vivid Purple # 161, Spring Green # 290 , Shocking Pink # 272 , Pale Blue # 306 - For the Cute Kisses (Lip Stick Marks).


I love how this turned out!..Very cute indeed! =)

...I Just had to try Lip stick marks over a black Matte coat.

For this version i used:

- Avon Matte Nail polish - Black as Night.
with
Gosh - Metallic Green , Avon Mirror shine - Gold Foil , Avon Mirror shine - metallic Mauve & Avon Mirror shine - For the Cute Kisses (Lip Stick Marks).


Reviewing images on the BM02 plate, For testing the BM02 plates i used

- Gosh - Metallic Green.
-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!

Have a fab weekend!

/hugs!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Valentine's Day + M61

Hey Ladies!

Here's a quick post - showing you guys another Valentines Manicure, i used Konad Plate M61.

For this i Used:

- Avon Matte -Red Velvet.
-Konad Special White Polish.
-Some Pearl Rhinestones.
- Konad top coat.

I'm so sorry if this looks messy... i had a issue with the image Not wanting to go on my little finger ...... it put me into such a little *Super Girly *mood! that i just wanted to finish it. Ill update a better picture of the finished product tomorrow when I'm less sleepy/ grouchy lol =)

***Edited ***

Here is the new picture...lol i covered up my little finger with my water mark =)....ah well it makes me happy!

Reviewing the rest of the images on plate M61, For this i used:

- Avon Matte -Red Velvet.
-Konad Special White Polish.

This plate has a lot of potential!...i defiantly want to use it again =)

Thanks for looking

/hugs!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Testing my XL B Plate *Caution -A very Picture heavy post!*

Hey ladies!


I was going to sample the first 20 images of Plate XL B...However i got carried away...and decided to do the whole plate ! =))

I used:

- Rimmel London -Double Duty Base Coat.
- China Glaze - Rodeo Fanatic ( First 20 images) .
- China Glaze - Branding Iron ( Last 22 images) .
- China Glaze - Tinsel.
- Konad Special White Polish.
* Apologies for my sloppy nail varnish applying! I hope it doesn't offend anyone...I was just to anxious to try the designs out =( --- All pictures can be enlarged! - if you dare lol *

I cant decide..if i like plate A or B better...Sooo Many designs! =) .

Theres really is a pattern to suit or all ocassions or mood on this plate!.

...And i love how many Spiral and Circle patters there is =) .




If you havent already seem my tests for Plate XL A , then you can find them :





Here i used Some China Glaze- Tinsel on my Little Finger, Index Finger and Thumb...Just because i love how it looks! =)))


...I cant say enough how much i love these plates!...there so versatile.

I hope you enjoyed looking at what XL B has to offer!

I hope you had a great weekend Girls! xx.

/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.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

M71 and a Barbie Doll

Hey Girlie's!

I'm feeling really girly today..so i wanted to express it on my nails =).
I decided to try out my Big M Plate!.


Ive tried a lot of the images so far on this Big plate! - and so far I'm extremely happy with my purchase!

So today i decided to Use all the images on the M71 plate, from the Big M Plate.

I used the following while testing the images out:

- China Glaze - St Tropez.
-Konad Special Black Polish.

As you can see these images transfer Beautifully, i had no problems with the plate at all.



After testing the images i decided to do another manicure.

I used:

- China Glaze - Red Stallion - Barry M nail Paint - Matt White.
-Konad Special White and Red Polish!

Here's the Big M plate, in all its glory!


I hope Chez Delaney doesn't mind me reviewing this for her.


What i love about this plate is that it contains Plates M44-M81 and S06 (It doesn't contain images for M46-M47).....Theres so many images =) I love looking at them all at once!


I paid 56 Euros for this plate from http://chez-delaney.com/ , and I'm so happy with my investment!. The images transfer smoothly and clearly!.

I hope you enjoyed reading this!

Have a fab weekend Girlies!

/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.

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