April 1, 2010

A "Re-fresh"ing Konad

Two coats China Glaze Re-freshmint with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover Konad, wih flash

Since it is actually spring now, I decided I should finally break out some of my spring polishes! For today's Konad, I started out with two coats of China Glaze Re-freshmint (see it alone here).

Then I picked China Glaze Four Leaf Clover for my stamping polish. This created a cool, kind of subtle Konad. I've been doing contrasting colors for Konad-ing, but I like this look of the light and dark as well. I used the fishnet image on the m57 plate. This image is a little tricky because of all the small lines in it. It's very easy for one of them to get out of place. I'm still working on preventing this with this image, but I think it works best to place your nail on the stamper, instead of the stamper on your nail. It seemed to come out cleaner that way.

Two coats China Glaze Re-freshmint with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover Konad, wih flash

These pictures are before I did my real clean-up, but it was about to get dark out, so I wanted to take them before clean-up. You can imagine this would look cute without the little green edges LOL.

Two coats China Glaze Re-freshmint with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover Konad, wih flash

China Glaze Re-freshmint and Four Leaf Clover are available online at 8ty8 Beauty. Konad stamping kits and image plates are available online at OC Nail Art.

5 comments:

Polish&Konad said...

Very Pretty

Erin said...

This is beautiful! I love that you chose a light and dark green, instead of going with a contrasting color this time. It's such a pretty, slightly more subtle result. :)


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caleal said...

Aren't you only supposed to use the special polish for stamping? Something about it being thinner and better to transfer?

It seems like your Konads when you use the special polish look great, and then it messes up a little with regular polish. Maybe that's part of the issue?

sarahloo said...

this is adorable & I love it! must copy soon...

Never Enough Nails said...

Thanks ladies!

Erin- that's what I loved about this one! It's very cool-looking, but still subtle!

caleal- Konad recommends using their special polish, but I think most bloggers are pretty over that. It works fine with other polish, you just have to experiment to find polishes that work for stamping. Four Leaf Clover was actually a great stamping polish! This stamp is kind of a pain, but the nails that I did pressing my nail onto the stamp (instead of the other way around) came out great!

Thanks sarahloo! It's great for spring, isn't it?