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...and purchased me some Unicorn Pee. It's up on eBay for anywhere from $60 a bottle to $150.

YES I KNOW OKAY.

I'll post pics. And I have like, three Konadicures to post pics of, too - my last one turned out beautifully. China Glaze 2030, if you can find it, makes a great stamping gold, much richer and more vibrant than the Konad gold.
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It seems I am now incapable of simply painting my nails. THEY MUST BE STAMPED. )
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Here's a hint you all probably know, but I just learned: If you want to change the polish on your toenails, wait till you're ready to change the polish on your fingernails as well. Luckily, I only dinged the corner of one nail, because this Konadicure came out much better than the last: )

Konad Pics

May. 7th, 2011 08:57 pm
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So here are the pics of my first two Konad manicures, as promised. (Edited to add the Konad plate numbers.)

Number One! )

Number Two! )

Anyway, that's my first two Konad adventures. I'm actually pretty proud of them, even though they were far from perfect. I did a better job than I'd expected I would straight out of the box. I'm definitely addicted.
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Tonight I used this color as a base for my second ever Konad manicure. My first one was over Essie's Lilacisms and if I ever get off my butt and transfer the pics from my phone I'll post them.

"Apple" does what it says on the tin. It's a sparkly bright green - someone else's blog has pics here. My color turned out deeper and darker, because I did three coats - I do my nails under an Ott light (left over from my beading days) and I'm very paranoid about coverage.

For the Konad I did the flowery full-nail image from plate M73. I quickly found that this is a tricky design to work with; I had a hard time getting the whole design to transfer from the stamper to my nail. Of course, I'm still pretty new to Konad, so I think I'm going to switch to the small designs for a while and wait on doing anymore full-nail ones until I've had more practice.

That said, this color really isn't good for stamping over. It's a gorgeous, happy spring-y color, but designs just don't show up against it very well. I used the Konad Black Pearl polish and the design doesn't stand out as much as I'd like. I don't think a lighter color would have done any better. I'm suspecting that the glittery, reflective colors in general don't make good backgrounds for Konad.

I do love this color, though, and I will definitely be wearing it again.

(A note: The Konad link goes to their main site, which is in Asia. If you want to order and live in the US, I recommend either going to Wowsocool or checking the Konad USA site to see if there's a retailer near you. I ordered from the Asian site for my first round of stuff, only to find out that there's a kiosk that has everything at a mall less than fifteen minutes away. *headdesk*)

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