Zonad Manicure ~ Zoya Anaka & Orly Blue Suede

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So, I’m still experimenting w/ all of my Konad image plates as well as what polishes, other than the one white special polish that I have works well with them.  I find that thicker polishes like cremes and mattes work best with the Konad image plates, as well as darker colored polishes.  Shimmery polishes stamp well too, but they need to have a relatively thick consistency to them to get the best result.  I was playing around with some different polishes and image plate designs when it dawned on me that even though the ‘matte trend’ is slightly out of season, a matte/suede type polish would stamp well considering the consistency of them.  I put on two coats of Zoya Anaka w/v Seche Vite as a top coat.  I then stamped the m63 plate the swirly design and applied another layer of Seche Vite.  I find that the stamping come out better on top of a top coat, or maybe its just a safety net for, lol.  In actuality, I get a much smoother application w/ applying a top coat before I stamp.

 

I was beyond happy that the design came out so well and that the color scheme coordinated well together.  I’m also going to visit my Mom tomorrow and I think she’ll really get a kick out of my nails.  Maybe I should bring my Konad stuff just in case she asks me to give her a manicure.  Overall, I think this is a really versatile look and I’m so glad that I got the hang of the whole stamping thing.  My images are coming out so smooth and crisp, so I will definitely be posting a sleuth of “konadicures”.  Anyhow, I hope you all like it and be sure to let me know what you think!

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xoxo,

 

~Tenns

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Zoya Ibiza & White Plaid Stripes

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I must say that this is the one color that looks better on camera than it does in real life.  Mainly, because the flash picks up the gorgeous blue in the polish.  In real life, or rather natural light, it just looks black.  This was a little disappointing b/c I really thought it would come out the really pretty blue color that it looks to be in the bottle. Overall, I really like the white plaid strips layered on top of it, b/c it gives it some pizzazz.  I thought Ibiza would have been fun in a bottle, but it was a little messy in application(aren’t most dark polishes?).  You can almost get a way with one coat, but two gives you a nice even, smooth look.

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Base coat, two coats of Ibiza, Seche Vite top coat

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xoxo,

~Tenns

Valentine’s Day Manicure

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I decided to redo my nails for Valentine’s Day.  I have CG Red Pearl w/ a fun Konad image stamped(I haven’t yet memorized all my plates yet, I will included later) on it.  It came out very well and I am so pleased at the result.  I only wish my V-days plans would come through, but that’s another story!

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I hope everyone receives lots of L-O-V-E on Valentine’s Day and every day of the year!  With love, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

xoxo,

 

~Tenns 

Konad Haul

So my Konad order finally came on yesterday, and I was super excited to tear open the box and play with it.  I got 4 plates (M60, M63, M57, M77), a stamper, a scraper, and Special Polish in White.  I was pretty impressed with everything, although I do wish the stamper was two-sided.  I attempted a few designs on my nails, but was pretty much unsuccessful with them.  I hear it takes a little bit of practice, so I’m hoping to get better at it in due time.  Anyhow, once I get the hang of the whole thing I’ll definitely be posting some konad-manis.  Stay tuned!

 

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P.S:  If anyone has any tips for Konad beginners, please in the comments or hit me up on Twitter!

 

xoxo,

 

~Tenns

Konad….

So I finally ordered my Konad stamper, 3 plates, and one of those “special” polishes in white.  I’ve been pretty intrigued, so to say, with Konad since I first heard about it.  I did think it was a little gimmicky, especially when I saw a few people of Youtube who had received and were doing reviews on it.  However, since then I have seen some really awesome nails design and I love that fact that it d-i-y.  I’ve actually been scouting it out to see if I could purchase it in store somewhere, but to no avail, I ended up just ordering it from wowsocool.com.  I had 30% off discount code so that incentivized me that much more to buy it.  I’ll definitely be playing around with it as soon as I get it and will be reviewing as well as swatching many new nails designs!

xoxo,

~Tenns