If you've followed me for a while now, you know that I've mentioned on occasion having purchased a Konad Stamping Nail Art kit from my local mall a while back. It was showcased in one of the kiosks in the middle of the mall and it just grabbed my attention.
I have always loved nail art but never attempted it since I have a difficult enough time staying between the lines when I paint my nails a solid color. But the saleswoman at the Konad kiosk was very good. She had a whole bunch of design plates out and the special Konad polishes so that the consumers could play around with it and get the feel for how easy it was to do nail art on yourself.
She even did a design on my daughter's nails so my daughter was begging me to buy it for her! I was sold. She had lots of starter kits to chose from. Some just had a stamper, plate, scraper, and one special nail polish for about $7.00 but my sweet-tart being the sweet that he is, had to get me the Konad Stamping Special Set. I believe this set was $60-$70. He is the best, I swear.
|Konad Stamping Nail Art|
Because he did spend a pretty penny on it, he was pretty disappointed when it turned out that I didn't use it as much as I thought I would.
The set just kind of sat there in my nail polish drawer looking pretty. I think prior to this look, I used it about 5 times. For his sake, and now for my blog's as well, I decided to bust out the Konad and play!
|First thing you see when you open the box.|
You get 1 stamper and the little black book is a catalog that lists all the nail polish they carry and design plates. Anything and everything Konad! It also has how to instructions and ideas.
Inside the little pink pack is the scraper and the 5 design plates. This kit comes with 5 plates, each with 7 designs on them. I have 6 plates because the saleswoman at the kiosk was sweet and gave me a free one as my bonus for buying it that day. Yay!
|Underneath the Konad catalog.|
And here are the 5 special nail polishes and the 1 top coat. She also gave me an option to change out the nail polishes to others that she had available. I kept the original ones that came with the kit. Seemed like good colors. White, Green, Red, Pink, and Black. Basics are good.
These polishes are what you use to make the design. You paint your nail with any other nail polish. NOT THESE! These are thick and will not set!! That is why you only use these to make the stamp design. I'm not sure if you can use your regular polishes to make the designs. I've heard yes and no. The only problem with regular nail polishes is that they are thin and usually require 2-3 coats. You can't do that many coats on a stamp! Can you imagine trying to place the stamp perfectly over the first image on your nail to give it a second coat? Not going to happen. But I don't know what would happen, I haven't tried making the designs using regular nail polish. I'm just saying...
|Rhinestones and Image Plates.|
Included in the kit is 30 rhinestones. They are so tiny! And of course, the pack with the 5 image plates and scraper.
|Here are the 5 image plates|
plus my free one.
The image plates are cute. I have all kinds of designs. There is a fruit plate, a flower and butterfly plate, a stars and hearts plate, an accessories plate, a nail tips plate, and an entire nail plate. Lots of possible designs to be created here!
|Konad catalog and how to DVD.|
|Image Plate from|
Born Pretty Store.
|This is their popular Hello Kitty image plate.|
I got this image plate for FREE from Born Pretty Store. They had a giveaway on their Facebook page where the first so many people got a code for this image plate free of charge! Excellent!
Here is what I used to create this super simple Hello Kitty pink nail:
Nail Polish Remover
Konad White Nail Polish
Wet n Wild Wild Shine Top Coat
Born Pretty Store Hello Kitty Image Plate
A rag to clean up the image plate and scraper after each image transfer.
♥ I forgot to mention what nail polish I used as my base. I was already wearing pink from my Pink Wednesday post so I just kept that one on. It's Fuschia-istic by mark. You can see that post HERE. ♥
|Aw, how cute.|
I did two Hello Kitty faces on my nails with the bigger nail beds. I alternated a HK face with a solid colored nail. I added a small Hello Kitty bow I got from my daughter's HK nail polish kit from Target which you can see HERE. The sticker added a sweet touch.
After the nail designs were dry and the sticker in place, I went over it with the WnW top coat to make sure the nails stayed this way!
And that was the final look! Such a long post for such a simple design. I know, I'm sorry!
I just really wanted to showcase the Konad more than anything. Now you all have gotten a feel for the Konad and what it is and what it can do.
Maybe next time I use it, I will do a step by step photo tutorial on how to transfer the image from the plate onto your nail. It's simple. I didn't do that in this post because I knew it would be long enough already!
Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to read this post. I appreciate it so very much!!
Until next time, XXOO.
Luv & Luk,