Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My American Konadi

Fellow Konaddicts.....
So after the first few fails, here are the 4th of July Konadi nails I sported.  If you read the previous 3 posts...you'll see what the delay in posting was.

I wanted to create both a konadicure that was simple on the one hand, and something remenicent of a waving flag on the other.... So I did each hand different!
Not sure if you can tell, bit with the bottom pic, I just basically used the same thumb from my marble flub and redid the other fingers.  then I remembered I wanted to do a plain mani that most people could do: red nails with a few blue and white stars.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July, we sure did...went to the Angels ball game, and saw fire works afterward.

An adMARBLE attempt

I'm am calling this my "admarble" attempt...haha get it?  Yes, I attempted a water marble for my fourth of July konadicure.  i wanted to create a waving flag.  Well, big FAIL.  Never water marbled before, there MUST be a trick to it that I didn't hear because these are a disaster.

My white was too thick, so I used a clear coat when alternating inbetween the red and "white."
  I started with a white base coat.  And my ignorance..or was it cockyness caused me to forgo the step where you tape up your nails...big mistake.

Below are pics of the first run, I removed it, taped the second time, and still ended up with a sad konadi ;(

soooo, needless to say, THOSE were NOT my 4th of July mani!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Post vacation a Nails...not pretty!

This Is a frightening post my fellow konaddicts...
THIS is what my nails looked like AFTER vacation.  Keep in mind, I had broken off both thumbs ( of my world cup mani) before leaving, never fixed them before leaving...didn't do a fill either. It was bananas here with the pre-packing saga.
how do you like that painful break in the ring finger? YIIIIKES!

the pther hand is equally jacked! (I'm a picker- so I added to the trouble with my pinky)

I decided to rip them off and start all over- no extensions.  I put fresh gel over them and formed out a couple of the nail tips.  But generally speking, I wanted to keep them short because we will be doing alot of moving stuff aroung during the construction that is about to happen in the house.

I use Young Nail gel products.  I do not use the soak off formulas anymore.  I do them myself.  On occasion, when I am out of time or motivationi'll cheat and have them done.  That's what happened before the trip.  I had acrylic put on....eeeewwww.  It yellowed and the tips lifted. Just a mess.  That is why I ripped them off and started fresh.  I think the gel has a cleaner look.  I used to do acrylic, and forgot how they wear.  There really is a difference (on my nails) with how they feel and wear.

So there you are, I have a new pallet for painting (even though they are short!)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Be back soon.....from the "windy city"

Hello fellow konaddicts, I'm here on vacation in Chicago IL. Still sporting the world cup nails...minus the thumbs- broke BOTH off while installing a sunscreen shade fabric on my patio cover. Anyhow, I hoped to blog before leaving, but I had a hot water pipe explode in between one of our walls (the day before leaving)...so I had to deal with that before going.

I will fix my nails and blog when in return, just in time for the 1st of July...I love 4th of July inspired nails!!!
Share with you then


Till your next fix,
Konaddict

P.s. I'd post pics, but I'm blogging from the hubs iPad.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

World Cup Nails

Hello Konaddicts,
I am not actually "in the know" when it comes to soccer, but my husband is.  So, I have seen a bit of World Cup here on the TV.  I felt inspired to do something for the occasion.
                                                                                                

How to create it.  (sorry I forgot to create a supplies list pics, but the plate numbers are listed below in the tag)

Ill be brief tonight, its late, and I want to catch up with the hubbs.
You will need Konad special polishes red, white, blue, & black.  Konad image plates m3, m45,m49,m52,m56 or you can use m52 with just the soccer image.
                                                                                                            
1) paint accent nails and tips, let dry.
 2) Stamp in white to act as a guide of where to paint the white dot, I wanted a 2 toned image.  After, I stamped over it in the 2nd color, black 
3) continue stamping the remaining soccerballs
4) stamp black check over tips, and use stars or "world cup" text here and there!
Thanks for reading.....  Till your next fix.....            
Night
Konaddict