Thursday, 24 November 2011

Konad Nail Stamping - I Wuz Wrong



Konad nail stampers have been around for quite a while now. If I'm honest I've always avoided them because they seemed too fiddly to me, no, I'm not a fan of faffing about to get my talons done.

My Sis picked me up the Christmas special that was on recently on pigsback.com so I was happy to give 'em a whirl.




Luckily, as well as the M12 Christmas plate I recived  the M57 animal print one too. We all know I love animal  print nails


Konad recommend you use their polish for stamping purposes as the consistency is so thick, while reading that factoid I was put in mind of Barry Ms Metallic Nail Paint that's just too thick to sit on the nail alone. Tan-spankle-ah-dah! Idea. 


I'm highly recommending using the plate on kitchen towel so when you scrape the excess with the scraper it's caught on the paper.



1. Apply the polish to the pattern of your choice & scrape off the excess using the blade/scraper. 



2. Pressing the stamp firmly onto the plate you lift up your design.



3. Starting at the tip of your nail roll the stamper onto the nail bed in the desired position. For full nail coverage roll side to side without ever lifting the stamp.






4. After a swish of topcoat (Seche Vite preferably) admire your design!

Honestly, this couldn't be easier, folks. You need to work fairly quickly as dry polish will not transfer from the stamp but after a nail or two you'll be flying.







One tip I'll give you is to have mini polish remover pads or remover on tissue to hand to clean as you go (The plate & the scraper). This makes the design sharper and the whole process a lot quicker.


The other designs from the same plate


Head on over to Konad.ie for lists of local demonstrations, prices and products available. Leon has special offers available right now, such as 5 plates for €35 and boasts some of the best customer service skills I've experienced. If it wasn't for #operationshutyerpursehole I'd be over there right now!


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