Hello Kitty Konad Nail Art Tutorial10:32 PM
I made a Konad tutorial tonight with the infamous Hello Kitty fauxnad (GCOCL A02) plate that I won from Polish Pixie. After going back and forth with the lovely Inge through e-mail, I have also commissioned her to buy me some L'Oreal Star Magnet polishes.
I don't know if you guys have heard of this before but it is the same concept as the Lancome Le Magnetique polishes that create a star-pattern using a magnet that reacts with the polish while wet. One of my favorite nail blogs, The Nailphile, has a couple awesome swatches of these and they are just gorgeous!
Anyway, getting back to the task at hand (literally), here is the youtube video uploaded and embedded for your pleasure.
For the tutorial I used my Zoya polish in Stephanie with Sally Hansen Chrome "nail makeup" polish in Pink Pearl. Did I mention that Inge snuck that polish in with my plates sent all the way from Denmark? It is a beautiful pink metallic that looks SO GOOD konaded. I keep staring at my nails, not just because adorable Helly Kitty is on them but because the contrast of the cream polish and metallic design is beautiful. It makes me so dang happy.
Anyway, here are my photos:
My cute new plates. The non-kitty plates have mirror-image designs which should be awesome for my anal-design tendencies.
With all new plates, you MUST peel the plastic layer off. This killed me the first time I tried Konading and failed miserably. I didn't take the plastic off!
I won't lie. The formula for Stephanie sucks. I needed 5 thin coats for opacity! But gosh, isn't it beautiful? I need a good recommendation for a truly opaque pale pink/off white cream. Anyone? Bueller?
And finally, my Hello Kittycure.
I love how the light hits that metallic pink.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention, I absolutely love Seche Vite top coat. Seche clear base + big 3 free polish + Seche Vite top coat = no chipping. Super shiny, hard nails that dry quickly. I'm amazed.
I didn't realize how late it got. Off to bed I go but please let me know what you thought of my vid! Love you guys. :)