Friday, April 6, 2012

nailed it

I love spending probably too much time on my nails. It is definitely a creative outlet, that also serves as a time to relax and have fun. I enjoy experimenting with different colors and patterns and this is where  Konad nail stamping kit comes in! I am in love with this product!

So you go online and pick out a stamping plate, or 5. You also need a stamper to transfer the design to your nail, a scraper that scrapes off the excess polish and Konad's "Special" polish. You do need to buy this. It is thicker than normal nail polish so you get an opaque design. I have tried to use regular nail polish and you would need more than one coat. I don't think I could line them up perfectly, so I splurge for the special polish.

For the image plates, I chose M57, M60 and S06. Each has a few designs that I love, as well as a few I don't. I especially love S06 because of the geometric designs.

These are 2 manicures that were achieved with the Konad stamping kit. The left used plate S06 and the right used M57. This process does take some time, but I think it's worth it in the end! :)

This little guy is a definite "must-have". Essie's Nail Corrector will quickly become your best friend, cleaning up all those inevitable mistakes.

I have also played around with the China Glaze Crackle Glaze. I LOVE IT!!

 It does take some practicing to figure out just how much crackle polish to apply. Too much and it doesn't crack, while too little and it's too thin.

So take a day off and pamper yourself- we both know you deserve it! Give some of these nail designs a try!

xo, Lark


  1. Those blue and white stripes are amazing! I love doing my nails...somehow, a fresh coat of paint always puts me in a fantastic mood :)
    Happy Wednesday!

    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

  2. Thank you Andrea!! I love that you left a comment! It definitely made my day :) And I totally agree with you on the fresh coat of paint, it's my stress reliever


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