Monday, February 9, 2015
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!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
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:
Puppy Image - T28
Lines - BM411
Football - CH35
Letters - Konad M18-M19
Letters - Konad M18-M19
-- Polishes --
Kleancolor Grass Green
Konad Special White
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
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
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!