Monday, February 9, 2015

Brightly Brown

Hello, Konaddicts!
I think this mani might be one of my favorites!  It was a super easy to do - I think it's the colors that make it pop.

I couldn't decide how to do my nails.  I was feeling like a darker base color, so I opted for the lovely Kleancolor Dark Brown.  As whim, I decided to see whether I had any colors that might stamp over the brown - I was amazed at the results!  This is My Online Shop's Stamping Polish in Pastel Teal, Konad Special Polish in Pastel Green, and Sally Hansen Insta Dri Man-go Team.  I just smushed the colors around on Cheeky Plate CH44 and stamped!

I love the image design and the colors really make the pattern interesting.

Well - thanks for reading!  I guess the Valentine's Day countdown is on - I hope you have a week of being reminded how loved you are!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Big Game: Puppy Bowl Nails

Hello, Konaddicts!  Today is the big day!  That's right - today is Puppy Bowl XI!  Yes, for those of us not particularly into football, there is this super cute alternative.

So, to commemorate PuppyBowl Sunday, I created this little festive mani.  Here's the lineup:

-- Image plages --
Puppy Image - T28
Lines - BM411
Football - CH35
Letters - Konad M18-M19

-- Polishes --
Kleancolor Grass Green
BM Black
Konad Special White
Kleancolor Mocha
Revlon Top Speed Expresso
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Sand Storm

Thanks for reading!  And whether you go for the SuperBowl or the PuppyBowl, I hope you have a fun day rooting for your favorites!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cozy Sweater Nails

Hello, Konaddicts!
I hope you're doing well in this new year and staying warm!  I decided to try out an unusual image plate - Vivid Lacquer VL 025.  I love trying a new or different nail plate.  This one was especially fun, since I am a big fan of crocheting.

I bought the plate on Etsy.  It has several unusual crocheting and knitting designs.

The biggest challenge with this plate was trying to decide how to do the stamping - should I apply the dark color over the light one?  the light color over the dark?  I also had a few false starts with colors that were too similar to show the design clearly.

In the end, I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Raspberry Race as a base and used the shimmery and darker Sally Hansen Insta Dri Pronto Purple for the stamping.

It's different look, it has a cozy feel to it, and I love the overall effect.

Thanks for coming by Konaddicts!  I hope you're staying warm!

Monday, December 8, 2014


Hello, everyone!  I hope you're staying warm out there!  The holidays are creeping up on us!

I was feeling like wearing rich colors.  I experimented a while and  chose a gradient of Revlon Top Speed Expresso and Sallly Hansen Insta Dri Red-io Active.  I wasn't sure that the brown-to-red gradient would work, but I love the final product!

I used another pattern from QA61 and the lovely Essie Good as Gold for the stamping.

I love how this little chocolate-cherry mani came out!  

Thanks for stopping by, Konaddicts!  Remember to be good - I think Santa is watching!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Gobbles on Turkey Day

Hello, everyone!  I hope all of my American friends had an awesome Thanksgiving!  This year, for the first time, I roasted a turkey myself. It was a big deal for me since I'm usually happy to let others do the cooking! :) The turkey turned out well, and it was just nice to spend the day with family and friends.

I wanted a fun and Thanksgiving-themed manicure to wear.  I kept telling myself that "one year" I would try out the little turkey design on Winstonia W119; this was the year!

I began with China Glaze Life Preserver and made decals of the feathers and the turkey with Revlon Top Speed Espresso and L'oreal Walk on the Beach.  I decided to give my turkey some eyes and to dab on a little red for his wattle.  The feather pattern isn't as opaque as I thought.  I probably should have been more careful with my fill color.

So...what the heck is going on with my top coat or base coat?  I can't seem to go more than a day without chips.  Ideas?

Well, Konaddicts, thank you for stopping by!


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