Showing posts with label Konad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Konad. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stamped French Konad M19

Hi girls,

At the moment I'm wearing a simple stamped French Manicure which I achieved with Konad M19 and some white polish...





French mani's are always classy... Don't you think?

Thanks for watching...

Love Kim

Sunday, December 11, 2011

How I store my imageplates...

Hi girls,

Yeey... I'm finally back! This is the 3rd week of my cold, sneezing, snivel etc. but I'm back to business :)
Thanks for all your loving and caring comments! 

Today I want to show you my way of storing my imageplates...


I think I have around 140 imageplates. About 30 Konad's, two BundleMonster sets, a bunch of fauxnads from Beauty Factory, MagnoNails, Chez Delaney, Nagelkosmetik-shop, Dashica Beauty (Shirley's plates) and a couple of plates from BornPrettyStore.

So to keep track, I really wanted to store them neatly. Without taking them out of a box or something.


I started my collection with Konad and at first I didn't have that much plates. But sooner or later my collection started to grow bigger and bigger and so I needed a good storage solution.

I've bought a couple of plastic pockets in which you can store 9 small (Konad-sized) imageplates.


The angular plates you see in this picture, are from Beauty Factory (bought as a set of 10 imageplates) and fit also in the smaller sized plastic pockets.


But then they decided to make bigger imageplates with bigger full images on it! 

And luckily I could find plastic pockets (I don't know if this is the right translation, but I don't know else how to call it?) with 6 pockets in it. And the imageplates fitted perfectly! All the pockets have an opening at the top so you can slide the imageplate right in. 

Ofcourse you'll have to be careful not to hold the binder upside down, or else all the imageplates will fall out of the pockets!


So in one small binder I now have stored over 140 imageplates!

Yup! I ♥ this storage solution!

How do you store your imageplates?

Thanks for watching!
P.S. I've changed my bloglayout... What do you think about it? Yay or nay?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Leopard In Style

Hi girls!

Like I promised, I'm back to show you one of my last bought polishes...

Essence In Style

This is Essence In Style, a blue/green polish which has a bit of purple in it. Too bad that's only visible in the bottle and not on your nails... These are 2 coats, 1 coat of Essence Nail Art Sealing Topcoat and a thin layer of SV (because of the quick drying time).


Please don't mind the crappy accentfinger; I was in a bit of a rush and didn't wait long enough before applying topcoat, so the Konad M57 Leopard design smeared... Too bad!


I'm not really happy with the application of Essence In Style. I'm not so fond of metallic finishes, mainly because of the visible brushstrokes. I don't know... or maybe green isn't my color, but I'm not satisfied with this manicure.

What do you think? Like it or not?


Sleep tight!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Essence Irreplaceable + M57 Leopard

Ok, ok... I promise this is my last post about Essence Irreplaceable! :)

The previous BundleMonster design wasn't what I thought it would be (a bit too dark) so I removed it quite soon after I stamped it and chose another design...


Basecolor: Essence Irreplaceable (1 coat)
Stampingcolor: Konad Special Princess Black Gold
Imageplate: Konad M57
Topcoat: Seche Vite (2 coats)

And I used China Glaze 2030 with a dottingtool to make some dots in the Leopardprint.


I like this waaayyy better than the previous manicure. Suddenly I remembered I've bought a new Leopard-print tanktop recently, and so my manicure matched great with it! :)


I'm starting to like Irreplaceable more and more... :)

What do you think of this manicure?


But ok... Enough is enough... I promise this was the last manicure with Irreplaceable!

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bye, bye acrylics... Hello natural nails!

Hi everyone!

Last weekend I lost a nail... I don't wear tips, but the whole acrylic layer on my nail popped off...
So I've had it a bit with acrylics. I didn't felt like it to fix it, and about an hour later I lost another nail.
That's when I decided to get them off, and leave it like that...

Ofcourse my natural nails are very thin and flexible at the moment. But hey, they haven't had oxygen for about 2,5 years! I decided to buy some of the Sally Hansen strengtheners and nurture my nails with my buffing file, Solar Oil and handcream. And a couple of days later they actually looked very good!

So bring on the nailpolish, bring on Konad and let's see how they look now!

Don't mind the little bubbles you see here, it's caused by the Sally Hansen Strengthener; you don't see them irl...


Here's what I did:
1 - Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener (Thin Nail Strengthener) : 2 coats
2 - OPI Bubblebath : 2 coats
3 - Stamping French Manicure with Beautiful Scratchers White + Konad M19
4 - Seche Vite Topcoat : 2 coats

And now they are much, much less bendable (is that even a word?) and stronger!






This picture is showing some tipwear, because I always do my nails late at night. Actually right before I go to sleep. And because of that, I don't have time to install my lightbox and camera etc. So I often take pictures a day (or 2) later. And that's why this picture is showing some tipwear.

But, I must admit (although I'm a real acrylic-lover) I kinda like my natural nails. It was weird to see my own nails after such a long time. But I like them, so I think I'm going to keep them this way for a while.

With flash
Daylight
Here they are, the little bastards... I popped them right off... :)

I wonder how long it takes for I got my first nail broken :)

Since I'm all into natural nails now, I can use some tips and advice: what's your favorite nail hardener or strenghtener? And what's your nailcare routine? Let me know...!

Have a nice evening!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Smokey Grey Black Matte + silver Zebra...

Hi!

You know... I get bored easily, so after only 2 days of wearing BK Smokey Grey Black Matte I got bored and wanted to spice it up a bit. So with Stargazer Chrome 232 I stamped the Zebra design of Konad's M57 plate on it:

Smokey Grey Black matte with a bit of silver shimmer

Stamping was a bit hard... I still don't know if it has to do with the Stargazer Chrome polish, or maybe the rough underground of the matte polish... I really don't know... Do you?



I think I stamped each nail twice, not because of the length of my nails (so you need to double stamp), no... Because the imaged didn't transfer well from the stamper to my nails! I think it has something to do with the matte polish that didn't adhere well, or something.


So I stamped about 20 nails, and really had it with it at the end, but hey... I think the result is worth it! :)


Have some of you ever used Stargazer Chrome 232 for stamping? Then maybe you know if China Glaze Millenium is better then Stargazer??

Please let me know, because this was worth it, but it took so much time!!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2011

OPI Kiss On The Chic + M40

Hi!

Today I want to show you my soft pink manicure:

Please excuse my dry cuticles...

Basecolor: OPI Kiss On The Chic (4 coats)
Stampingpolish: Backscratchers White
Topcoat: Seche Vite

Ahhh men what was it hard to apply! It's sheer and very streaky, so it needs at least 4 coats to get even and opaque. So you don't want to be in a hurry... The whole manicure took me about 2 hours! It was very late at night and I had to go to bed and didn't want to ruin my freshly polished nails, so I cheated a bit :)

I applied 3 thin coats, and 1 (last) thick coat. Then I applied 1 thick coat of Seche Vite and after a couple of minutes I applied 2 more coats of Seche Vite. I thought it might help to dry all the layers a bit quicker :)

And it helped! The next morning I didn't saw sheets printed in my nails, so it was worth a try!



Kiss On The Chic is a milky light pink. I stilll don't know if I like it or not. The polish in the bottle looks so nice and sweet.


But I don't know if it matches my skintone that well...

I used the flower-design from Konad's imageplate M40 to get sort of a French Manicure.
But I definitely need to practice my stamping skills :)

Have a nice day!

Love,
Kim
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