Friday, 19 February 2010

Konad M19, M31 - Floral French Manicure

Hello Girls :o)

Okay, I was inspired to do this mani, based on a design on the konad web site. I really loved it and knew that it was one I wanted to try when I got my plates and polishes.
It has taken me a few months but I have finally gotten round to trying it........it is nice and simple and I really do like the result.
I used M19 and konad black, then stamped the flowers in white using plate M31. The dots were done using a dotting tool.



Am I the only one who hates the konad black polish?
I just seem to turn into a three year old child whenever I use it and the flipping stuff ends up everywhere! My skin gets stained and it just never seems to clean up! The more I wipe the worse it gets. It drives me crazy, I wouldn't use it except it always looks so nice on the nail......aarrghhhhh!

28 comments:

Heather / Eyeconic said...

This mani is so beautiful, I love it!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

thank you Heather :)

Kim said...

Wow that looks amazing :) Definitely going to try that now I have M19 :D x

Leanne said...

Oh wow, I think I officially LOVE this :D

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

Kim: yeah, have a go, but be prepared for the mess with the black ;o)

Leanne: Hey Sweetie! Aw thanks, I love it too, it was worth the mess lol

Kim said...

Haha ok thanks for the warning :) x

susies1955 said...

Absolutly beautiful.
Susie

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

Kim: you are welcome. Mind you it may just be me that ends up with the black polish al over me, it is terrible the mess a grown woman can get into.......

susie: thanks babes :)

Jenny$1983 said...

I watched a YouTube vid by kizz101 and she started the Konad tutorial she did by giving a warning that the Konad black special polish is like glue and gets everywhere - so you're not the only one! :D I've seen lots of complaints about it on blogs and such. I don't seem to have that much trouble, but I find that it is a bit messier than the other special polishes ;)

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

Jenny: thanks for that, at least its not just me ;o)
I am fine using it for patterns, but using it for french tips is a nightmare, especially if you don't get it right first time and have to remove one ! Yikes, what a mess

PowerLifterChick said...

This is absolutely AWESOME!!!
I may have to steal the idea!

very cool

yardsticks 4 lunatics said...

This is loverly!

AGREE on the black - make sure when you remove it, wipe away from the cuticle toward the tip...use a new cotton ball for each finger.
(can you tell we've all done this before!!!L LOL)
:B
~Tiffani

gildedangel said...

That is so cute! Do you mind if I take inspiration from it?

Kaide said...

What a gorgeous mani! I LOVE IT and can be created with a variety of colors in the warm weather ahead of us!

Thanks for sharing this with us!!

dancekicksbutt said...

Ahh yes...I don't really care for my black stamping polish, or the white for that matter either. With it I can never get the full image to pick up. So I try to stick to metallic-y polishes for stamping, because they dry well and don't smear when i add the top coat :)

Trincess said...

this was also on my list, I just couldn't find the time to do it yet! you have mastered the m19, congrats =) May I ask you which image from m19 you use for which nail?

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

thanks for all the comments girls, you are all fab and I love reading them all. Looking forward to trying this one out in many other colour combos.....and seeing yours too if it has inspired you ;o)

Trincess: I use the smallest one on my little finger, the next one to that on the ring and index fingers, the next size up on the middle and the next one to that on the thumbs :o) Hope that helps....

Lily nail said...

lovely manicure !!!

moodpuppet said...

Beautiful!

Polish&Konad said...

Love It!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

thank you! :o)

Laura said...

That is too perfect!

I've yet to try out my m19 plate as I've heard some complaints, but I think you just convinced me to try it. Especially with the Little blossoms.

Cute design!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

Laura: give it a go. it is a hard one to master, but it is so worth it. I hated it at first, but now I love it and think its a must have classic plate :o)

smALtY said...

Beautiful mani, your are great!! Thank you for your warning on Konad black, I will feel less incompetent when messing everything ;-)

Kim said...

How is it possible that your white blossom-flowers are that white? Mine are translucent, and I did use the white konad special polish!? Nice job!!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

Kim: I have two konad whites, one is new and more thin, so is translucent like yours. The other is an older one and has thickened so it very opaque. They do thicken over time and eventually become too thick to use, unless you thin them. My new one prints far less white than my old one.....

Kim said...

Ahhhhh... okay! I get it! I'll just try another brand, to find out of that one will turm out more white. Thanks for your reply!

Susana Mendiza said...

i love it

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