Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My First KOTD! : )

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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*

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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:

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And here is a lil step by step pictorial of how it was done. : )


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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!

27 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks fantastic! Do you think the Missha could be made more malleable with thinner? I'm keen to try it out but want to make sure it's relatively easy to you (I don't have your patience)!

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  2. haha!Will you check your e-mail ?wan!

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  3. that looks really cute! I like how you showed the steps.

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  4. That looks perfect! Love the sahdes and pattern you used.

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  5. You did an awesome job! I don't think I did that well on my first time 'round!

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  6. Oh, it's so pretty! Love that lavender shade, and the design is adorable. :)

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  7. This looks really feminine and pretty! I love it :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that! The color, the stamping, everything! Such a cute look that I would totally wear myself. Adorable!

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  9. JacieO- Definitely! There's nothing a lil thinner couldn't fix but I just didn't feel like thinning out a brand new polish. It just feels wrong..Lol! I guess I'll also like it more if it was a lil more transparent. I might franken with this and add some clear polish in there instead. Hmm..maybe I should turn it into a jelly? Teeheehee!

    Lam- dot dot dot...go study dear. I'll check it when I have time k? :)

    Natalie- Thank you! I just thought I ought to show the steps even though it was such a simple mani. I love to see how things are done! Teeheehee! Glad you liked it though!<3

    Celine- Thank you dear! I love how it looks so girly and feminine!<3 Can't wait to try out more Konad designs. :D

    thriszha- Thank you! I'm actually really happy with this mani too. It's so cute! I'm so looking forward to doing this again with another colour. Maybe pink? :D

    gildedangel- Thank you! Don't you think this kinda looks like those baby themed goodies? Even tho it's neither in pink nor blue. Lol! : )

    Mary- Thank you! I loveeeee Konad plate M71! All the designs on it are so pretty! Moreover, I'm a big fan of polka dots so I just wanted to use the two in a mani together. I'm really glad it turned out so well! :D

    contests and such- Thank you! I guess it wasn't exactly my first time since I've played around with the plates before too even though I've never done a full mani. :) I still need a lot more practice tho cuz the stamp never goes on where i want it. I had to keep on wiping the design off while doing this mani. It was so depressing. Lol!

    Nicole- Thank you! I love this shade too! I wonder if it's close to China Glaze Agent Lavender? Or is that one more blue? Hmm...:)

    awesomevegan- Thank you! I love it too! I really didn't want to take it off earlier today but decided that I should take advantage of the gorgeous weather and work on more nail art instead. Lol! Or else I'm afraid I'll have nothing to blog until spring hits in late March. : )

    Pinkginger- Thank you! I love it too! It kinda looks like those vintage wallpaper now that I look at it more closely...even though I don't think polka dots were in back in the day. Lol!

    Asami- Aww..thank you so much Asami! This is nothing compared to the nail art designs that you do!<3 But I'm still really glad this mani turned out so well. Can't wait to try more designs now! :D

    P.s. I think I may even need to get more plates. I'm feeling slightly addicted to this whole idea of Konads. XD

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  10. I LIKE I LIKE =] this purple is soooo lovely too and w/ the nail art...AMAZING. i like to have my toes like that haha. u noee i like painting my toes more than my fingers..jst realized that^^ i'm starting to get stressed. SO MUCH TO DO. ur blog destresses me for ...a moment haha (procrastination?)

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  11. Very pretty. Your nails look like some pretty Easter eggs. Thanks for all the photos. This shade is lovely.

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  12. Karin- Thanks hun! I'm really glad my blog helps relieve your stress. Don't work too hard dear. When are you free to party anyways? :) I shall call you up tomorrow.<3 Luv ya!

    Lam- Of course I know who you are. :)

    Lucy- Oh right! They do look like Easter eggs. I never thought of that! Maybe I should recreate this mani when Easter comes along. :D

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  15. That is an amazing design - especially for your first! Very much puts me in mind of spring :)

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  16. i am in hibernation mode......i dunno when im free ...i see no end atm to my stacks of things to do...but perhaps i will get it handled..soon =(

    lol is "lam" who i think it is? did u notice what i CLICKED on ur page recently? =)

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  17. nivipa- Thank you! It reminds me of spring as well! I'm so gonna redo this mani when spring comes along! :D Lol!

    Karin- Alritey dear, just gimme a call whenever you're free then. And "lam" is not who you think he is. -__-"

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  18. PrincessDiana- Thank You! I love how this mani turned out too! I am officially addicted to Konads now! :D

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  19. You're very welcome! I love the Konad designs I've been seeing on blogs.

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  20. I just discovered your blog and I am in love! Your nails are just too pretty. I love this design, it is so girly! :D

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  21. Cacuate- Aww...thank you so much for your lovely comment! n_n This design is actually really easy to do, you should definitely try it out. : ) I'm planning to do something like this again but with a different colour. I agree...it is really girly!<3

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