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For Audrey Konad M30 & M35

Base: China Glaze “For Audrey”

Pattern: Konad Special Polish in “White”

Plate:  M35 for my pinky M30 for all my other nails

My First Konadicure 10/30/09

Base:  Orly “Prince Charming”

Pattern: Konad Special Polish in “White”

Tips: LA Colors Art Deco Polish in “White”

Plate: M63

After everything that I had heard, I really expected it to go over a lot worse than it did. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it.  I kinda wish the all over nail designs were just a bit longer so that they would actually cover the entire nail for those of us with longer nails.

Konad M12 & M14 12/17/09

Thumb & Middle Finger

Base: Essie “Blanc”

Pattern: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Rapid Red”

Plate: M12

Pinky

Base: Essie “Blanc”

Pattern: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Rapid Red”

Plate: M14

Index & Ring Finger

Base: Urban Decay “F-bomb”

Pattern: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Whirlwind White”

Plate: M12

I don’t know what the deal is with the weird reindeer on the X-mas plate, but I decided to use it just for laughs.  For some reason, I couldn’t get a single reindeer to stamp right.  They didn’t want to come all the way off the stamper.  Could have been worse I guess.  I still think they were kinda cute. I love how well the santas went on. “Rapid Red” works just as well, if not better, than an actual Konad special polish.  They’re all a bit off center though.  XD

One of these days I’ll master centering the smaller designs…

Konad M12 &M14 12/10/09

Ring Finger

Base: Essie “Blanc”

Pattern: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Jumpin’ Jade”

Plate: M14

All Other Fingers

Base: Sinful Colors “San Francisco”

Pattern: Konad Special Polish in “White”

Plate: M12

I love how cute my ring finger turned out on this one!  I wish I would’ve done all my fingers with this design.  The Sally Hansen Insta-Dri collection is so awesome for stamping.  They’re also great for all over color when I don’t have much time on my hands.  I have “rapid red”, “jumpin’ jade”,  “pronto purple”, “whirlwind white”, and “mochachino”.  Every color lives up to the collection’s name as they all dry almost instantly. They’re all one-coat polishes as well.

Konad M56 12/03/09

Base: Essie “St Lucia Lilac”

Pattern: China Glaze “Harmony”

Plate: M56

I honestly almost didn’t Konad this manicure because I love Essie’s “St. Lucia Lilac” so much, but I decided to dress it up with some simple bows.  I think this has to be my favorite Konadicure so far.  Its so girlie and pretty.

Konad M57 11/26/09

Base: Urban Decay “Big Bang”

Pattern: Konad Special Polish in “Black”

Tips: LA Colors Art Deco in “Black”

Plate: M57

I finally got the plate that had the fishnet design and I couldn’t wait to use it.  I decided to pair black with Urban Decay’s “Big Bang” because black and pink is one of my favorite combos and I’d been eyeballing “Big Bang” for about a month now.  I can’t believe it took me that long to finally break it out.  I got soooo many compliments at work on this one.  I really wish that it had worn better, it chipped really bad, really fast.  I feel like the Urban Decay polish just isn’t that great which is too bad because the colors are gorgeous.  Le sigh…

Konad M21 11/19/09

Base:  OPI “Mojave Mystic Mauve”

Pattern: China Glaze “Awaken”

Plate: M21

I got bored with this one right away.  It just seemed so…blah.  Kinda plain for my tastes.  I was glad when the week was over so I could take it off and do something a bit more colorful.  I think the polish color just didn’t work all that well with my skin tone.  Maybe that was the problem.  Does anybody know what the hell that design is suppose to be?  My fiancee picked it out because I couldn’t decide on a pattern.  My friends and I all thought it kinda looked like a weed or the stem of a flower. Lol.

Konad M63 11/13/09

Base: Orly “Mint Mojito”

Pattern: Konad Special Polish in “Blue”

Plate: M63

Orly polishes are, by far, my favorite.  I feel like I can wear them almost all week without any chipping or cracking.  This manicure reminded me of some kind of tapestry.  Curtains or an old sofa or something.  Lol.  I still think they were super cute.

Konad M3 11/06/09

Ring Finger

Base: Urban Decay “White Widow”

Pattern: Konad Special Polish in “Black”

Plate: M3

All Other Fingers

Base: Urban Decay “Apocalypse”

Pattern: Konad Special Polish in “White”

Plate: M3

I don’t know where I went wrong with this manicure.  I went through the same ritual I always do when I paint my nails, but somewhere, something went terribly wrong.  I was really happy with it for the  first couple of days, but after that, it just literally started popping off.  I would go to scratch an itch, cross my arms, or get something out of my bag, and the whole thing would pop off one nail at a time in one solid piece.  Base coat and all.  It looked like I had on fake nails.  Weird…

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