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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 September 2012

Coming Soon..... The Halloween Challenge!


Hey Guys!

Tomorrow I'll be starting a new challenge!  


The challenge was created by Crumpets Nail Tarts. I was a little hesitant at first to
 join, because I was worried I would not be able to come up with any 
*spooky* Ideas. But we all know I can never resist a good challenge. I 
cant wait to see the creative manicures created from this challenge. You can 
see the plan for our spooky challenge Above.

If you haven't already entered my * 2000  give-away * you 
can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 3.10.2012

Thank you for stopping by!

/Hugs

xoxox



Best of British - Nail Blogger Round Up 30/09/2012

British Nail Bloggers

Hey Guys!

Emma has had a week of using Barry M Gelly polishes and created her
 most favourite mani ever multi coloured spots and stripes over at 
Emma's Little Corner.

Nada'sl penguin obsession is getting out of hand! the little
 minions are on her nails this week!!

This week on Pie's Eyes Lyndsay has used her new Cheeky 
stamping plates to create a Double Stamped Manicure plus there's 
a handy hint for stamping clean up too.

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing is continuing with the 30 Day Challenge
 (the end is in sight!) and did a Panda Bear Manicure inspired by the
 book Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

It's been HoloWeek at the Nail Newbie, featuring lots of holo goodness
 such as a GOSH Holographic Hero wear test, a some tribal 
nail art and this holo cloudicure with a-England Tristam.

This week has been Carlyn's very first week of blogging featuring
 some of her favourite stamping designs Pretty Stamping on Sapphire 
Such a stand out design.

Well today is the last day of the 30 Day Challenge! at Northern Nails
 but on the Bright side it is Jo's birthday tommorrow !.

Wendy from Wendy's Delights is having a cracking time with her 
Croc Effect nails by Barry M

As a collector of vodka bottles, a Smirnoff Vodka Manicure 
was in order on Enigmatic Rambles blog this week!

PishPosh and Polish's Kerrie is wearing

This is Carlyn's first blog week Flower stamping on Sapphire polish 
one of my favourites

Sally of Nail Pron has brightened up a sad week 
with the brightest green daisy doticure you have ever seen
 in your life.

PrettyKittyClaws is joined by a hare and a dog this week with
 the gorgeous Hare Dog Day Dream

Dimpal of Crazy Polishes has almost come to the end of the
 30 days challenge and wearing this Inspired by Supernatural 

Ruth has a new favourite polish that is purple and splarkly, yay!

Sarah Louise, creates a Ghostbuster Manicure Using
 Models Own and W7 Polishes

Charlotte has decided her stash needs some cleansing, 
so she's set up a blog sale with some great British brands

Kerry takes an adventure with GALAXY inspired nails.

Vic continues 30 days of untrieds with A Scream manicure
inspired by art work

Lou has another KBShimmer polish to share with you all

Thank you for stopping by!

/Hugs

xoxox

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Review for MoYou + ' Introducing MoYou's Stamping Polishes'

Hey Guys!

I was recently contacted by OMG Nails to review their some of their products,
I received :

- A Stamper and Scraper
- 2 image Plates (MoYou 44 & MoYou 45)
- MoYou's Black and White Stamping polishes.


So I thought I'd put MoYou's Black and White Stamping polishes to the test.
I have compared them next to Konads Special Black and White polishes.

Here is MoYou's Black and White Stamping polishes .


Who are OMG Nails
OMG Marketing Ltd was founded in March 2009, specializing in nail 
products, such as nail art sets, nail varnishes, nail 
accessories and more. Our sourcing team together with the Management team
 are making sure we are bringing new top nail quality products
 to the market every few months.
MoYou - an easy way to have a variety of 750 different designs 
stamped onto your nails or even onto accessories such as
 sunglasses, mobile phones or notepads. We work hard throughout
 the year improving our MoYou products to new records of quality and 
design, bringing new and fashionable patterns more often.
Their Philosophy:
Believe that new is better combined with top quality and affordable
 prices, to make sure customer satisfaction is guaranteed!



Lets get Testing!

I decided to use 2 Image Plates, to show you a Full size
 Image and a Single Image stamped with both polishes.

First up we have MoYou 08.
(I love this Plate  - It is just too adorable - How could I resist this super cute monkey!)

I tried my best to photo the images - apologies If they 
are not my best...However they were so tiny..and my camera had a hissy fit on me =(.

*Pictures can be enlarged*

MoYou's Black Stamping polish.              Konads Special Black polish. 


I'm in love with MoYou's Black and White Stamping polishes .
The formula is simply perfect!

                                       MoYou's White Stamping polish           Konads Special white polish. 


Secondly we have MoYou 20.

*Pictures can be enlarged*

                                    MoYou's Black Stamping polish.            Konads Special Black polish. 

After swatching these polishes, I did a manicure (soon to be posted) I had no
 issues with clean-up from these polishesI regularly get asked why 
is Konads Black is so hard to clean up - I feel this has a lot to do with
 the formula they use. I often get some residue left after cleaning up 
Konads Special Black polishes..Not matter how hard I try =(. But 
I didn't have this issue with either MoYou's Black and White Stamping polish.

MoYou's White Stamping polish.            Konads Special Black polish. 

My Overall conclusions

I'm in LOVE with MoYou's White and Black Stamping polishes.
I need to immediately get some back ups, I cant wait to try other 
colours they have in their range.
I can be hesitant, to brave the world outside Konads Black and 
White barrier  - Because lets face it,  If I'm going to stamp my manicure
 with a white or black Image - Then I want it crisp and to ensure It stands out. 
But OMG......
 I was not expecting to see results as good as these!
I couldn't tell after first swatching the white Monkeys which was which brand - SO
 I had to do it again (a Sarah fail!). 
I think the pictures speak for themselves


OK its time to talk dirty and compare

MoYou Vs Konad

Lets see what you get for your Green notes.

* = It depends on the E store.

Overall thoughts :

Product  9.9/10 (But only because the bottle was a bit bland
...Yes this is my only negative comment)

Opacity 10/10

OMG Nails also has Image plates 2 - 55 available to order from Here,
as well as Big Plates and stamping polishes.

 Unfortunately you cannot order directly from OMG Nails website. 
However, you can still place an order by :
- Sending a payment Via PayPal, into their account at -  sales@omgnails.co.uk.
Or you can call them on 02088309220. 

Once payment is confirmed, they will send the items out. 

Prices :
- Small Image plates are £5
- Nail polishes £4
- Big Plate's (250 designs ) £60 - all prices include  p&p.

Stamping Polishes currently available :

- Light Blue
- Black
- Gold
- Green
- Blue
- Silver
- Pink
- Red
- White
- Yellow
- Burgundy
- Lilac

OMG Nails can also be found on Facebook see Here

I have a manicure incoming using both polishes - 
I can also comment that there is no drag from these polishes, when a
 topcoat is applied !!!!!

MoYou get a massive thumbs up from me of these polishes!

Tell me your thoughts?


If you haven't already entered my * 2000  give-away * you 
can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 3.10.2012

Thank you for stopping by!

/Hugs

xoxox

* Product was sent for review*


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Apipila 03 + ' Who you gonna call?? '

Hey Guys!

Who you gonna call? ...Ghostbusters ofc!


For this Manicure I used :

- Models Own - Lemon Meringue.
- A Green Allue Polish - No name, obtained through a 
swap with the lovely Thriszha ( The darker Green).
- W7 - Neon Green.
- W7 - Black (For Stamping).
- W7 - Diamond Topcoat.
- My dotting tools.


I loveee how this turned out - I was going to attempt  to create the classic 
Ghostbuster logo ...

....But , I wanted to do my own thing instead =D.


For this Manicure I used Apipila 03
This plate can be purchased from here .
Yes...Yes I know - How friggin Cute is this image plate!
I will use the Flounder Image Next!

I just had to add this video to my post - It is SIMPLY Pure awesome!


If you haven't already entered my * 2000  give-away * you 
can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 3.10.2012

Thank you for stopping by!

/Hugs

xoxox

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New Plates New from Konad & News from Color Club

Hey Guys!

Konad has released Images of two new Image plates due to 
go on sale in a few weeks time.

Konad have also advised that... The designs will be larger than
 normal full prints - This means that they can 
cater for those with long nails - About time I say!

Cynical me time - I like M89 , but there is nothing Radically new here.
Come on Konad - Pull up those socks and Impress us!

What do you think of M89 & M90?

Also....

The wait is nearly over - On the 4th October Holo Hues come to Town!


 Lets have a look at their teasers again .../Drool!


* I generally do not know where these pictures came from..So I'm sorry
 I cannot give the original owner credit - I remember seeing it on 
Facebook and copying and pasting it.

Will you be getting the set or an Individual colour?
Rumours are that they will retail at $8.00 each - $48.00 for a set.

If you haven't already entered my * 2000  give-away * you 
can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 3.10.2012

Thank you for stopping by!

/Hugs

xoxox

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

S6 + ' The Good, the Bad and the Ugly '

Hey Guys!

I hope you're all well and good.
 Here's a quick post from me tonight, to show you a manicure I
 did using W7's Lava Flow.


For this Manicure I used :

- Barry M - Matt White.
- W7 - Black (For stamping).
- Rimmel London -Matte Finish.


I messed up my stamping on my middle finger.. but oh well ...It 
doesn't look that obvious does it?


To create the base ( See Below) of my manicure I used:

- After applying a base coat, I applied one coat of Barry M's Matt 
White to my nails.
- I then applied two coats of W7's Lava Flow to each nail.
- I finished the look by applying Rimmel London's Matte Finish.


Here is a picture of the S6 image plate that I used to 
create my manicure. It can be purchased from Here


If you haven't already entered my * 2000  give-away * you 
can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 3.10.2012

Thank you for stopping by!

/Hugs

xoxox

Sunday, 23 September 2012

MoYou-16 + ' I'm proud to be British! '

Hey Guys!

This Sunday's  'Adventures In Stamping' challenge theme was to  
' Let someone else chose the plate/image '  - My boyfriend 
selected Image plate OMG Nails/ MoYou 16 for me to use.

Here is the Manicure I came up with =D.


For this manicure I used:

- Barry M - Cyan Blue & Matt White.
- Beauty UK - Coral.
- Rimmel London -Matte Finish
- A sponge
- A dotting tool.
- Mash Nail Art Polish for Stamping - Black.


I wanted to do a quirky manicure using all the colours that
 contribute to the British flag - I think I achieved my goal =D.
I really like how this turned out!

It has also created a urge within me to do a galaxy manicure.


Here is a close up picture of my Thumb =D.


To create the base ( See Below) of my manicure I used:

- After applying a base coat I applied One coat of Barry M's Cyan Blue.
- I then sponged Barry M's Matt White all over my nails, followed by 
sponging Beauty Uk's Coral.


For this Manicure I used MoYou 16  (See below).

OMG Nails also has Image plates 2 - 55 available to order from Here,
as well as Big Plates and stamping polishes.

 Unfortunately you cannot order directly from OMG Nails website. 
However, you can still place an order by :
- Sending a payment Via PayPal, into their account at -  sales@omgnails.co.uk.
Or you can call them on 02088309220. 

Once payment is confirmed, they will send the items out. 

Prices :
- Small Image plates are £5
- Nail polishes £4
- Big Plate's (250 designs ) £60 - all prices include  p&p.

OMG Nails can also be found on Facebook see Here


If you haven't already entered my * 2000  give-away * you 
can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 3.10.2012

Thank you for stopping by!

/Hugs

xoxox

Best of British - Nail Blogger Round Up 23/09/2012

British Nail Bloggers

Hey guys!

Wendy from Wendy's Delights is feeling purrrfect with her
Blue Furry Mani with easy to apply nail stickers!

Emma tries her hand at dry drag and becomes The Girl Who Plays with Fire 
at Emma's Little Corner.

Helly at the Nail Newbie is showing British brand W7 some 
love by showcasing their gorgeous Lava Flow.

A little recreation of some Bee style nails, with actual 
stingers from New York Fashion Week, a Fred Butler Creation from
 Enigmatic Rambles.

Has twenty three days gone by already? Northern 
Nails' 30 Day Challenge is still going strong, the themes now are all full of 
inspiration!

Lyndsay from Pie's Eyes is back from her holiday and showing off her 
colourful Rainbow Manicure she created with her latest Kiko haul!

Sally of Nail Pron is talking about a nailmas Christmas challenge, adding 
to her stash and doing nails to match her mood.

Sam from Polished Art re-created an old nautical-themed manicure for
 day 12 of the 31 day challenge (19 to go!).

PishPosh and Polish is featuring Red and Black polishes on her
 blog this week. See them here! Which is your favourite?

Claire at nuthin' but a nail thing is still continuing on with the
 30 Day challenge and her favourite so far has been TRIBAL NAILS. 
What's been everyone else's favourite challenge?

Ruth goes overboard with the half moon effect to create 
an easy curved stripe look!

Want some inspiration for elegant nails? Lucy from Lucy's 
Stash did Lace & Roses nail art featuring OPI, Konad and A England.

Feeling the need for something pretty and super sparkly?
 PrettyKittyClaws has Smitten Polish You're Turning Violet, Violet 
blinging out her nails!

Vic's feeling a little behind with the times as she's only just 
done her first set of galaxy nails. She found a fabulously
 blinging star to go with them though.

Lou had a quiet week this week trying out her new Indie
 polishes from KBShimmer which is quickly becoming her 
favourite polish brand

Alexis at Glitter Tips tried some Autumn butterfly nail art

Sarah Louise plays with her Image plates from
 MoYou / OMG Nails and creates a Crosses & Dot's Manicure

Despite being poorly, The Crumpet has kept up with the 31
 Day Challenge and has even had time to launch a Zoya Giveaway - so
 make sure you enter!

Thanks for stopping by!

/Hugs 

xoxox

P.s

If you haven't already entered my * 2000  give-away * you 
can do so by clicking here 
The closing date is the 3.10.2012

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