Adventures in Konading – Leopard Spots
Happy Saturday Everyone!
I received my Konad stamping kit in the mail earlier this week and I immediately had to try it out. My first attempt was to do a gradient with a stamping pattern over it. I quickly remembered that I’m not very good at free-hand nail art, so that was a huge fail. After that I decided to keep it simple and chose the leopard spot stamp from the m57 plate. I think I did a pretty darn good for never using the Konad system before. Onto the pictures!!
I recently got overzealous with my nail filing and brought them down to super short nubbins, so bear with me as they grow back out. I used the white Konad special stamping polish that came with my kit for the spots, What Do You Think? by Essence for my base color, and Rouge Andalou by NARS for filling in the leopard spot pattern.
Here’s a picture of both hands, mostly because I wanted to test out the self timer on my camera and also to show of my favorite opal ring.
Here’s a close up of the m57 plate, it’s got quite a few nice patterns on it so I’ll have to play around with it more. I want to use the french tip ones once my nails grow up a bit.
Here’s What Do You Think? all by itself. It’s a nice peachy coral by Essence that I got as part of one of my blog sale buys. ^_^ This is two coats. What Do You Think? is a dupe for Chanel’s Orange Fizz, so that killed a lemming for me and I spent a fraction of the $25 Chanel price tag.
I enjoyed my first experience with Konad stamping. I think it’s a fairly quick and easy way to spice up your manicure. I have to experiment with it and see which regular nail polishes work well with the system, but I think that will be part of the fun. ^_^