Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gothic Lolita?

This mani is dedicated to my sister because she loveees these sorts of designs. Heh, I don't even know what to name this mani... French Maid or Gothic Lolita? XD

I think Gothic Lolita seems more appropriate since French Maid is usually just black and white. Lol! I didn't really like this mani at first, but it totally grew on me the longer I wore it. n_n


I used three coats of OPI Kiss on the Chic for the base colour and also Wet n Wild Wild Shine in Black Creme for the Konad designs. I'm in love with this polish, it's so pigmented and works great with Konads! The most important of all is that it's super cheap and affordable! :D Oh, and the Konad designs are from plate m71. n_n

Some more pictures:


A lil step by step tutorial for you to recreate this design at home : )

1. Paint the base colour on. I used a sheer pink for this mani, but you can also try other colours such as white or purple. : )
2. After the polish completely dries, stamp the Konad design on near the tip of the nail.
3. Use a striping brush and black polish (or acrylic paint) to draw lines across the nails. Don't worry too much if the lines do not intersect at the same spot on all nails. They don't have to be perfect. : )
4. Lastly, paint a thin French tip on at the free edge of the nail to complete the design. : )
This design was really easy to do and definitely not as time consuming as the Lattice Mani since I didn't have to stick any beads on one at a time. ;)


  1. That is gorgeous and I vote French Maid for the name!

  2. I'm really not into Konad, special manicures and such but you see, I really adore this one. Sweet and sexy. It actually reminds me of a boudoir. Or lingerie (especially the one of Chantal Thomass)!

  3. This is super sexy! I love the Lolita look. Gorgeous combination of polish and design.

  4. How cool! I really like this one.

    I've tagged you in green on my blog by the way. I hope you don't mind.

  5. Black and pink are always my favorite combination! :)
    Awesome blog! I'm your newest follower... I found you through Asami's blog :)

  6. Beautiful! Lolita for me!! Stunning nail art xx

  7. Lovely! One of the prettiest konadicures I've seen!

  8. =) like the thumb!! mgosh i hope i survive till thurs -___- i shall talk to you after that <3

  9. I adore this look! It's cheeky and fun. I like that the corset x's vary in placement. Well done!

  10. This is SO cute and saucy! I like both names actually :)

  11. It's very vintage chic

    Thanks for post


  12. i'm gonna try^^ it's so gorgeous^^

  13. This is so hot on so many different levels!!!

  14. This is so awesome I did a post about these on my blog linking back to yours!

  15. Wonderful manicure! I love it!

  16. Pearl and Roses- Thanks! I would love to see it! n_n

    AllYouDesire- Thank you! Sweet and sexy eh? Lol! :D

    Evil Angel- Thanks! I still couldn't decide between the two names. Hahaha! : )

    nathalie- Aww..thank you! I'm really glad you liked it! It reminds me of lingerie too. I just found out that Chantal Thomass uses a lot of black and pink as well. How pretty! : )

    gildedangel- Thank you! I really didn't like it too much when I first had it on, but now I'm in love with it! n_n

    awesomevegan- Thanks! I like how it's really cute but it also has an edge to it as well! XD

    Lucy- Thank you! I love the lolita look too! I'm planning to work on a "Sweet Lolita" mani next time!

    Asami- Thanks for tagging me Asami! Of course I wouldn't mind, I love doing these! Like I said, I'm going to have so much fun cuz green is my fav colour! Thank you once again! :D

    kAy- Thank you for your lovely comment! I love black and pink together too! Super sweet and sexy! :)

    Celine- Thank you! Please post a picture when you do try it out! I would love to see it. :)

  17. Danielle- Thank you! This is actually quite simple to do, maybe you can try it out too! Simple yet stunning! n_n

    Doo- Aww...thank you so much! I still need a lot more practice with Konading, the design never goes on the right place. Lol! XD

    thriszha- Thank you! I love all the konadicures that you do too especially how you can stamp so many different designs on your nails. Gorgeous! ^_^

    Charming Nails- Thank you! Super sweet and sexy! XD

    RagDoll- Thank you! I wasn't going to post this at first, but I'm really glad how everybody likes it so much now!:)

    Karin- Aww...only the thumb hun? Lol! Call me when you're done everything! :D

    paintedladyfingers- Thank you! I just thought it might look better this way, when they don't have to be all proper and aligned at the same spot. I'm really glad you liked it! XD

    Nicole- Hehehe! Thank you! I love both names too and still can't decide between the two, but it just seems to fit the lolita one more so I had it as the title. Lol!

    Jodes- Haha, I agree! Never thought of it that way before! Vintage chic!<3<3<3

    audrey- Thank you! I'm sure it'll look gorgeous on you! Please post a picture when you do try it out! :D

    Brooke! Thank you so much Brooke! And thank you for linking the post on your blog! I really appreciate it! : )

    nihrida- Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it! :D


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