Hello and happy first official day of Summer! It’s actually sunny in VanCity today so it really does feel like summer!
Psst…today I’m going to share a little secret with you all…it was my first time last night…stamping with Konad! I’d obviously heard of and seen some wonderful sets of nails with amazing designs, but had never thought to try it out myself. Nail Polish Canada was kind enough to send me the Basic Konad Nail Art Stamping Set to review and I have to admit, I was a little scared because I didn’t know whether I’d even be able to use a stamper!
The Basic Konad Nail Art Stamping Set comes with a stamper, scraper, mini bottle of white Konad polish and an m36 plate.
For my first Konad manicure, I started off with two coats of OPI – A Roll in the Hague which is a beautiful dark orange creme and goes on a bit darker than how it appears in the bottle.
I followed with the special white Konad polish and the flower from the middle of plate m36. I decided to add rhinestones in the center for some extra *pop*.
I had to practice a couple of times and even with those practice runs, my flowers still didn’t fully transfer at the edges. As for ease of use, let me tell you, at the beginning while I was still having trouble getting all of the pattern to transfer to the stamp, my fiance was HAPPILY stamping away! He actually said,”Jayne, this is so easy, I don’t get why you’re having trouble!” For a guy who’s a computer scientist and runs away at the smell of polish, HE found this Konad kit super easy to use!
I think this is a great starter kit if you’re just venturing into the world of Konading. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think flowers are harder to stamp than French tips or whole nail patterns so I think I’m going to try again with different patterns and see how that goes. As we speak, I’m going to pick up one of the special Konad polishes in black from Nail Polish Canada to see how the two colours compare. I think this is just the beginning of nail art stamping for me!
If you haven’t shopped with Nail Polish Canda before, they are a fantastic site for new collections and coveted rare nail polish brands like a-england, Orly, SpaRitual, Nubar, Nfu Oh as well as luxury nail polish brands like Butter London and Deborah Lippmann. They’re based right here in Vancouver so you can imagine my delight when I realized they carried all the brands that I’ve been ordering from the States! Shipping time and communication is amazing, the minimum for free shipping is only $29 and did I mention that there is a nail polish rewards program too? I honestly cannot say more wonderful things about this company! Oh wait, yes I can! They are also running a contest to win Konad Prize Pack ($51) which includes:
1 x Konad Basic Kit
2 x Choice of any image plates
2 x Choice of any special polishes
If you haven’t entered already, enter here. A winner will be chosen July 30th.
Have a great day everyone!