Perfectly Polished Tips 145 - Konad

The Konad Nail Stamper has been pretty popular as of late. I always loved looking at the designs but could never convince myself I "needed" one. Finally I decided it was time to get one and I am so glad that I did. I feel like the use I will get out of my stash has quadrupled and I almost feel bad about all the polishes I recently purged. The Konad is fairly easy to use, which surprised me because I thought it was going to take a while to get the hang of it. I did about 4 or 5 practice runs before I was confident enough to do an entire manicure with it. I actually enjoyed stamping so much that I want to do another one tonight.

For my first Konadicure I used Misa A Sin Worth Committing as the base coat. It's a really pretty vibrant blue. It has aqua colored shimmer and it's not so dark that you can't tell that it's blue. Orignially this polish was in my swap box but something made me try it out last night and I'm so glad I did. I have heard that it is similar to the blue OPI released with it's India collection but I haven't compared the two. For the stamp I used Maybelline's Silver Speed. I don't know much about this polish, it is an Express Finish one but I don't know if they still make it or not. It works very well with the Konad though. I used image plate M63 for the design.





I was able to get outdoor photos today and I think they turned out quite nicely. I got a couple of comments on my last post that said my photos looked too warm. I'm looking into getting a new light bulb and I also have a natural lighting option on my camera. I am going to test that too. I will do my best to get the lighting issue figured out. Unfortunately for me some of the polishes I had already photographed and had planned to post have been sent to new homes. I will do my best to get the photos back on to my camera and edited with the natural lighting. Until I have time to do that things might be a little slow around here.

There are quite a few places online that sell the Konad and accessories. I ordered mine from OCNailArt.com, I'm sure you are all familiar with the site. I ended up with six image plates and I also got the Special polish in Black and White. The Special polish isn't completely necesarry but it does work well. I got my order very fast which I was happy about because I was so excited for it to arrive. I actually placed another small order last night for 3 more polishes and another plate and this morning I was happy to see that it is already on it's way to me. A few of the blogs have promo codes for 20% off of your order with OC Nail Art, also shipping is free for orders over $20. Causal Lavish, Scrangie, Sasse, & A Stroke of Color all have promo codes and you can see the details over at their blogs.