Here is my first KOTD. The sun was out yesterday so I thought I ought to stay home and work on some nail art. Lol. Isn't this really ironic? Shouldn't I be out enjoying the last bit of sunshine that we're gonna have here in Vancouver instead of staying home to paint my nails?!
Heh, I guess not. XD I just thought I should swatch more colours and take more sunny photos for you guys before it officially starts raining non-stop here. Afterall, I do live in a city where the rain falls consecutively for half the year. *sigh*
Anyway, I used Missha The Style Nail Polish in VL001 for the base colour. A very lovely lavender creme. Bottle colour can be acheived in two coats, but I used three in the pictures just because. : ) However, the formula was very thick and chalky and the stiff bristles on the brush made it very difficult to paint around the cuticles. : ( Nonetheless, I still love the polish for its gorgeous colour.
For the Konad design, I used plate M71 along with Wet n Wild Wild Shine in French White Creme. I originally used this one to paint the polka dots as well but after the first three dots I realized it was way too opaque. Since I was going for a more subtle look, I went for a sheerer white and used Essie Marshmallow instead. :D (A must have for French manicures!)
Some more pictures:
And here is a lil step by step pictorial of how it was done. : )
1. Paint your nails with your favourite colour.
2. Stamp the lacey design on.
3. Add polka dots!
Look at how easy this was! Only three simple steps! I think I have officially fallen in love with Konads! I've had my plates for quite a while now but didn't get a chance to do a full manicure with them until now. Can't wait to try out more designs! Loooveeeeeee!