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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Updating my old Manicure Pt. 1

Ever wonder what to do with your manicure when it starts wearing at the tips, and you're too lazy to start over from scratch?  Here is what I did with my China Glaze manicure from a couple of days ago. Maybe you remember. I had used China Glaze Avalanche and CG in The City. Here are the pictures of my old manicure and the polishes I used:
Manicure from a week ago.
China Glaze CG In the City and Avalanche

My nails were starting to show wear on the tips and I was getting tired of it. I am also starting to feel the pressure of having this blog and having something new to post every day. :o)  So, I thought, "What can I do that won't require me to clean my nails, put a new base coat, new polish and new top coat on?
I decided to try my Konad plate again!  Now for those of you not "in the know", Konad is a nail company. One of the things they make are nail plates that you put special polish in, and stamp the image on your nails.   (That is a super brief description. For more info click below on the Konad link.)  Here is the result!

Argyle pattern from the M60 Konad late.
How cute are they?!  Now, I am still getting used to the Konad. It is not the easiest thing as you can see from the mess-ups on the middle finger. My nail beds are larger than the plate stamp, so the stamp doesn't cover all of my nail, and I didn't line them up well.  But I still like the end result!
I left the sparkly fingers alone, because I loved them so much, but I used the Konad stamp plate for the thumb, middle, and pinkie finger.  I used plate M60 with the argyle pattern.  
I love argyle and have been excited to use this!

 Here is the workstation for using my Konad.
AS you can see it requires a lot.  Q-tips, paper towels, special Konad nail polish, the stamper, the plate, and the scraper.

This is a close-up of the stamper.

 This is the metal scraper, used to scrape excess polish off of the plate.

 This is the special, thicker nail polish. I tried to use my own, but it didn't work. Some bloggers ARE able to use some of their polishes though.  I just haven't gotten that far yet. I am still in a love/hate relationship with the Konad, because I have had little luck getting the stamping done right.

 Lastly, here is the Konad plate.  How cute are these designs?

 Tomorrow, I will show you Part 2 in taking this manicure even further!

1 comment:

patricew said...

I love your blog! And I too am one of those people with a "passion of the moment!" We jump into things with both feet, don't we?