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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, 7 January 2012

RA116 +' Golden Leaves! '

Hey Guys

I recently received my red angel plates!

I was getting so fed up of seeing them swatched on blogs - feeling mine 
would never reach me =-/ .
I brought my plates in November- However, they were initially lost in the post - So the
 company were kind enough to re-post a set to me.

Before i start rambling on I'll move onto the manicure:

For this Manicure I used:

- Nail Pop - Hotpants
- Beauty UK Midnight Minx's Green.
- Konad Special White Polish.
- RA116
- Dotting Tools.

This polish is Nail Pops colour no.15. 
It is from New Looks new make up range - Available in superdrug 
stores (For UK readers only I'm afraid)!

This shade is called Hotpants ... I'm in love with this shade!

I only needed to apply one coat! - I love one coat polishes!
 I just love its metallic colour and texture!.. I'm defiantly getting more polish from this brand!

Before setting with this image plate (below) I used RA103 - but 
found the designs to be too deep to use =(.
I'm currently trying to resolve this with the 
company - Needless to say they are being brilliant about the situation.

Here is the image plate that I did however use =).

Anyway back to the ramble lol.

I got these red angel plates shortly after Christmas.  
Whilst looking through the plates - to ensure that none were missing. I noticed that
 plates RA111 and RA113 had wingless fairies =-/.
 I also had 4 other plates with bad etched marks on them. 
I immediately contacted the company for advise.

They came back to me again promptly - I love it when companies do this!

They advised me that: 

We are sorry about the problem. The reason that the fairies are without wings for your reshipment is because we changed our designs in the beginning of the December. The reshipment for your new package was sent on 12/21/2011 with the new designs. 

However -  They also advised me they would look for replacement plates
 with wings as my order was made in November - They also replaced
the 4 plates that had etchings on the designs.

The new plates arrived today - see the comparisons 

I'm glad i was able to get my hands on the correct plates =) .

However, if you ordered them after they changed their designs - then
 check out what my lovely friend Caitlin has discovered.

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. That stinks that they weren't good when you got them!!! At least they fixed it. I love the final look!

  2. Hello!

    I just realized that mine is also missing the wings and I have sent mail. To see what I say.

    What were the other 4 defective?


  3. @ Polish and Charms

    I can honestly say their Customer service rocks though! - Which i love - i cant fault them on it!


  4. @ Poemas

    The plates were:

    RA107 ( the first image on the plate is not fully etched )
    RA115 (Wings have a lined etch going through it)
    RA117 (Line going through 2 images deep enough - that i cant stamp with it)
    RA120 (Line going through 2 images deep enough - that i cant stamp with it)


  5. Neither they sent me the RA-118 board. Instead they sent me the SH01, but I'm not worried me because I like the SH01.

  6. @ Poemas

    Is that a Shany plate?


  7. I love it, awesome mani! =)

  8. They already have answered:

    "The plates RA-111 and RA-113 are without wings for the new design. We changed our design in beginning of December so they plates are correct. Thank you.W

  9. This is soooooo pretty!!!! :D

  10. Great color and stamping combo... Makes me miss fall... :)

  11. i really want the plates too! thats good that the company kinda correced the issue, i need to order me some i love this mani so bright!

  12. Look at you with your fancy twitter and Facebook buttons! Hahahahaha! This mani is stunning as always my dear! Xoxoxoxo

  13. @ Fingers

    *cough* They were made by me - yes - with gimp i can do anything lol!


    thank you sweetie xxx

  14. RA's customer service IS awesome. I got this set for Christmas and instead of RA118, I got an SH or SA plate. I emailed their customer service via Amazon, thinking I'd be lucky to hear back from them in a week, but I got a reply within just a few hours. I was amazed. They replaced my plate for free, and let me keep the other one. =)

    I do have a couple of wingless fairies in my set, but I actually thought they were supposed to be sexy pin-up girls.

    And when I've tried stamping with these, I also thought the images were etched too deeply for them to work really well. However, I'm still getting the hang of stamping since I don't stamp that often, so I haven't yet ruled out RA plates. For the price and the selection of non-floral designs, and for their fantastic customer service, they really are a good set of plates to start with.

  15. I love this manicure! I had the same problem as you only I bought them as a Christmas gift and after a month they never showed up so I just got a refund *sighs* xo

  16. looks good..never realized white on gold looks so pretty


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