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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 =-/...so 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!

/Hugs!

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 http://thenailaddict.blogspot.com/2011/05/orange-water-marble-design.html


Grace was inspired by Lagerfeld to create this design http://ooooohpretty.blogspot.com/2011/05/nails-fit-for-harvey-nichols.html

Nic was absolutely besotted with Absolutely Alice http://nicnacksnails.blogspot.com/2011/05/i-finally-tried-it.html

Jen let her sunny disposition show with her new Zoya http://moondancerjen.blogspot.com/2011/05/pippa-my-new-obsession.html

Theresa explains exactly what Shellac and Gelish semi-permanent polishes are http://theresabloor.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-are-shellac-and-gelish-nails.html



Avast me hearties! Claire tried out OPI pirates’ collection and the wicked silver shatter http://toptwentynails.blogspot.com/2011/05/opi-pirates-of-caribbean-with-silver.html

Ari use pastels for a cute nail art manicure http://ari-sweetdelight.blogspot.com/2011/05/pastel-cute.html#more

/Hugs

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:

(All pictures can be enlarged)


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 ...as 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 popular...so 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!

/Hugs!

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 http://toptwentynails.blogspot.com/2011/05/moon-manicure-tutorial.html

Nic celebrated finishing the school year with some swatches http://nicnacksnails.blogspot.com/2011/05/recent-notd-swatches.html

Sharon showed us her adventures in drag marbling http://polishinfatuated.blogspot.com/2011/05/drag-marbling-take-two.html

Grace had some fun with glitter to great effect http://ooooohpretty.blogspot.com/2011/05/oooooh-glitzy.html

Ladyluck took a break from her nails this week and created an eye look http://ladyluckbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/05/spring-makeup.html

And finally introducing Erin to the blog world http://sugarstar.host-ed.net/blog/

Have fun reading =)

/Hugs

P.s If you would like to be involved in future round ups contact Stacie at http://kawaiinailart.blogspot.com

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 before...so 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!

/Hugs!

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!

/Hugs!

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!.

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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 - Delaney.com

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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





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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 Random.org 
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:

Mandatory:


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 =).

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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!

/Hugs!

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 =).

/Hugs!

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