Sunday, August 23, 2009

Party Purple

I couldn't resist , I added tips to my konad manicure yesterday ,, what do you think??? I enjoy doing my nails and being creative , Konad makes it easy . I did this with my 1yr old son hanging around , he seems to like them . My sister complimented on them the other day as well. She thinks they would be great for our Bachlorett Vegas trip next week !!! I can't wait .

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yay I got my order from Kathleen at OC .... I just had to do a new manicure ... What do you think ? I used image plate M 57 , and Sally Hensen Insta Dry fast dry nail color in Royal Rum for the base and Uptempo Plum for the stamp.... I was very please with the result , I think I need a new top coat though the one I have made the color bleed a bit , but you can't tell to much . I even did my toes to match .

Friday, August 21, 2009

pink on pink with flowers

I did a new konadicure . I agree with casuallavish the french tip plate is hard to work with , However I am learning how to do french tip free hand, Start at the side and glide the brush to the other side , if you want a curve lift your brush a lil. It takes some practice , hopefully I get it down before my big Vegas Trip. I had ordered a kit for my neice and some more plates I was hoping to have them today , but they haven't arrived ,seems UPS LOST THEM , there going to do some research and hopefully I'll get them before I leave for Vegas !!! . I have been surfing other Konad fans site and got inspired , Let me just say that I love these nails , they have a nice C curve and are so easy to work with . I did a light pink for the base and a Satin pink for the tip , I used plate # M 6 sally hensen Mauve it for the tip and OPI french white for the stamp.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New nails

I did another set of nails this week. I'm try to find an easier way to them this time arround. so what do you think about these? They have the strength of acrylics but they are not thick. They didn:t take to long to do either can you guess what they are??? I painted them a natural color and of course I had to add a stamp to them. You can"t see it that good sorry. New Konadicure for this week. hope you like it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer Girly Girl Nails

My cousin from canada motivated me to do a new Konadicure . What do you think ? It's a bit girly , reminds me of a lil girls sun dress.
I used Sally Hensen Fair Fawn for the base coat , and OPI White french tip polish and plates M20 and M45. Thats it for this week . The nails are holding up pretty well , none have broke yet . I think acrylic dip is my new best friend .

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Konad from Canada !

Here are some Konadicures from Canada . My sixteen year old cousin came to stay with me for a month . I got her hooked on konad , she got to go to " Bag it Beauty " in Irvine thanks to Kathline from Oc , and buy a whole bunch of plates and colors before she headed back to Candada . She sent these today and I thought it would be cool to post her new creations !
Thanks Alex !!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Nail file 2

Yesterday I did fills , The nails have suprising stood up , it only took about two weeks before I needed to do them again. I decided to go simple this week , the color is espresso from Sally hansen , Konad special white stamping polish , and Konad plate M20.

Nail file 1

I called this nail file 1 because , this is my first entry for my nail blogg .

I have been doing my own nails for about 12 years . I have tried , acrylics , and gels and even wore full cover glue on nails. None really worked, most were too weak and too messy . Finally I think I have discovered two ways to get the results I would like.

I found this product called "Konad" on the intra net . it's a nail stamp. I purchase a kit and some design plates from ebay . When I first go the product it worked great. But after using it for a while the stamps were not working so I put everything away for a while. Recently my great neice came to visit me from canada and she likes to do her nails ,so I brought out the stamps and they work great this time around !!! . That handled the nail art portion.

Now for my nails . I found these great tips that are clear at sally's beauty supply and brought this brush on glue . I tried a gel from Sally's but it smelled horible and made my eyes burn and the nails always came out un even and broke very fast . So I decided to try something new . I tried orderless acrylic from "all seasons" and that didn't smell but it took way to long for the acrylic to dry and nails broke too fast also. So I thought what about gel and acrylic together . Read about Nail dip acrylic system , at Sally's but it got a bad review , some one sugested making your own . So I bought IBD 5 second brush on Glue , diped my nails in some acrylic I had left over the orderless acrylic system and used the curing spray from the no light gel system that i purchased . I filed my nails an shaped them and than buffed them with a white block . They came out pretty good.

Konad design with special black stamping polish .