Friday, 9 July 2010

Fauxnad BM20 - Nails Inc Candy/Zoya Harlow

I was intrigued to see how easy it would be to konad with a matte finish polish.  I knew it must be possible, providing you were fast, as they dry so quickly.  So I tried it out over a swatch I was doing at the time, Nails Inc Candy, reviewed here.

I used a design with thick lines, this would allow me maximum time to stamp without it drying too fast for me.  The candy stripe design on Bundle Monster plate BM20 seemed to fit the bill.  So I used Zoya's Harlow as its tones worked well with the base colour. 

 
Success!  You can use mattes if you work quick.  It gives a great finish too, a shiny base with a textured matte finish, very pretty.  I used a TC over it though, as I wanted to bring out the sparkle in Harlow that can be seen when shiny.

The thumb was a challenge as the BM full nail designs are too small for my thumbs, so creative use of the plate was needed, angling off the nail edge worked well enough for me.


Looks like I will be buying more mattes for stamping now :o)


10 comments:

The Postcolonial Rabbit said...

that's such a sweet fauxnad! it actually looks like candy canes, yum! x

Flavia said...

Very cute! I should start using mattes for stamping. :D

Lily nail said...

so cute !!

Ansa said...

That is so cute.

Katrina said...

too cute! i love the 2 colors together!

Sarah said...

I sort of love Harlow. I just wish it wasn't a matte. lol

Stylishly yours said...

Cute! Love those colours together. Great post! x

Livin'inAK said...

I just found your blog! This design is so cute! Love it!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

glad you all liked it, it was a cute one to do and the matte worked well :o)

Kim said...

Love these!

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