Monday, May 24, 2010

My Life has gone to the dogs!

Fellow Konaddicts,
It has been so long since I have logged on, I almost forgot my id and pass word!  Afetr an email I recieved from Evil Angel about an unrelated topic...I finally motivated myself to cut through the "stuff" and just get to it!
I have many excuses/reasons why I have been away....none as darling as what will follow and what inspired this Konadicure.
                                                  
 Meet Fergus & Valen"Tino"

Alex, My Oldest Daughter had a pretty sever and unexplained dog phobia (thats how we could best descibe it.)  For 2 years I have tried to help her get over this fear in many ways including viting neighborhood dogs, frequent trips to PetSmart, weekly dog books from the library...you name it-for 2years!  Well, her anxiety grew, and spread to cats, and bunnies.  We were not typically "dog" people.  I joked that I didn't want more poop and hair to clean up after than the two girls I already had! But, it became clear that "full immersion", so to speak, was the only way to cure her.  Well, it worked! For the last 2 months Alex has grown so confident and secure around Fergus AND EVEN OTHER DOGS! BIG DOGS!  Fergus is her hero!  An impulse buy this weekend led us to another Mini Schnauzer.  Charlie (my youngest daughter) wanted him so bad, & I loved his demeanor...thought Cesar Milan would approve of him.  So, now we have two- and they entertain not just us, but each other as well!
On to the konadicure....
                                   
I was trying to copy Fergus's parti coat with the patches.

Here are the supplies you'll need:
                                       
Konad Special polishes in black, light gray, and brown, Konad image plates m61 & m10, stamper scraper, white polish for your tips..any brand, and a top coat.  I used Konad, but you can use what ever you prefer.
and here are the steps:
                                     
                                    
Here is a closer look and more detailed instructions on how to create the color blend on the patches I did.
                                           
1) polish dots of color OFF TO THE SIDE of the image
2) use a toothpic or dotting tool to swirl the colors to get a little blend
3) crape, you will see how the color graduates and is blended in some parts.

Thanks for taking the time to read this LONG OVERDUE post.
As promised (in an email)....later today I will post a SPECIAL on how t odouble your existing images collection....FREE.  Yeah....it will revolutionize your koand kits!  So, stay tuned!  

12 comments:

L said...

Glad to see you posting again. Missed ya!

LacquerObsession said...

Your dogs are sooo cute!! & i LOVE the manicure!!

zuzu said...

Thats so cute!

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rmcandlelight *I'm wearing China Glaze Stella* said...

I'm new at blogging and when I clicked on your post I literally started screaming. I love it!! so beautiful :)

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Tierney said...

Awh, cute dogs! And that's a GREAT mani.
I was terrified of dogs for a long time too, my old neighbors had mean ones that would chase us. Then when my stepdad moved in with us, he brought his 120lb lab with him. He is what got me over my fear of dogs. Big dogs are my favorite :D I'm glad your daughter isn't afraid anymore!!

Tamara said...

Ahhhh so sweet that you got two dogs! I'm glad that they helped your doughter...

Jessica said...

Little doggies are so cute! I'm glad your daughter is doing good and adjusted to the new family additions!

Nails are so cute!

Ayuu said...

I'm glad to read from you again !
Your dogs are so cute ^^ And I love your mani, that's very funny :)

Twister said...

Your dogs are adorable :0)

Mary Ann said...

Too cute , I missed your konadicures !!!

konADDICT said...

thanks mary ann & ayuu.....i really missed nails, and blogging!

welcome RM candelight! I am officially a dog freak now....

thanks to all you for the sweet words on the pups and Alex.... My girlfriends who have dogs and witnessed her fear are now totally amazed at what a DIFFERENT girl she is. changed her life. sounds silly-but it really is true. to see the weight lifted off her is a wonderful thing for which i couldnt be more happy about. As a parent- it sucks to see our children suffer like that.

thanks ladies
have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

i love that cow image!
I want this plate but my mom thinks that I got too much nail polish and other things.
but it's just a third of yours! no waiut it's smaller