Aug 18, 2012

My Very 1st *SUCCESSFUL* Konadicure

Hello all :) Hope all is well in your world.  I have no excuse for my absence, I suck, I know, I will try to be better going forward :) A few posts back I had mentioned I started to Dabble in the world of Konad.  Bumped into an awesome kiosk at the mall & purchased a mini kit:  2 small Konad polishes, 1 Konad top coat, a Scraper, Stamper & 1 plate.  I did pick up another plate & they charged me only 1/2 price for it SCORE!!!  That night I tried my hand at stamping & failed MISERABLY, like disgustingly, if I would have done it with my feet I'm sure it would have come out much better LMAO.  I'll post a pic of that epic fail underneath what'd I consider to be a pretty successful Konadicure - side note:  I had heard the word "Konadicure" for the very 1st time from Mary over at Swatch and Learn - sheck her out.  She's fab!

Since I'm starting out with my success & then my disgusting failure, I'll tell you about my success first.  I thought this Konad Plate #M63 would be pretty over a nude.  Realizing that one of the mini Konad polishes that came in my little kit was a navy blue; I decided to forgo it & instead use China Glaze Liquid Leather... but alas, not opaque enough.  Boo!!!  But still, I was able to transfer it over easily.  Now please let me give credit where credit is due - I mentioned Swatch & Learn earlier & all credit goes to Mary for walking me through step by step in order to do my Konadicure.  You should definitely  check out her amazing tutorial here (amongst many others), it helped me immensely & helped me contain my mess.  Thanks Mary!!!  This was 2 coats of Cruisin' Nude & China Glaze Liquid Leather for stamping, topped with Seche.

This in my eyes was a success... just because you could discern the pattern!
4 fingers for ya
Pretty Closeup
Now onto my FAILURE.  Now, I guess I really should cut myself some slack, I mean it was my 1st one, I was crazy nervous, so I guess it could have been worse?  Not really?  I underestimated the amount of force I could put behind my hand when I have to stamp an itty bitty figure, lesson learned, don't treat stamping as if you're trying to push a nail into a wall with your bare hands, take it easy.  So not only did my stamping suck hugely, but I didn't let the polish dry enough - GAH!!!!  Hence the ridiculous streaking... blah.  I've been getting better every time I do the next one :) I used 2 coats of Zoya's Gaia & the dark navy blue - which fooled me into thinking it was black.  Real slick... and Konad Plate #M60.