Friday, September 18, 2015

Tiger Belly

I'm walking on the wild side this week!
I just love how these stripes came out (even though my stamping is sometimes a bit wonky).

This was an easy mani that started with a base of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Whirlwind White.  I sponged a bit of SH Mango Team and the bright orange Revlon Top Speed Charmed to the sides. I used Konad M57 and a stamping black to add the stripes.

The gradient came out much more smoothly on my left hand.


I hope you're having a fierce week, Konaddicts!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Peacock Feathers

Hello, everyone!
It's been a long time since I've posted, but I couldn't miss an opportunity to share these delightfully festive fingers with you!

This is a base of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Jade Jump.  To add sparkle, I double stamped the peacock pattern, first with the shimmery Nicole Mer-Maid for Each Other and then with the crisp Kleancolor Military Green.  The feather pattern is from a plate simply labelled Jumbo Plate B.

I used a nail brush to fill in the eyes of each of the feathers.  The brown is the sparkly Revlon Copper Gleam.  I dotted on Insta Dri Brisk Blue and the lovely, rich indigo Insta Dri Quick Jeanius.

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend!

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!


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