Product Type: Konad in Beauty
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Konad Stamping Nail Art
Member Name: Clareh83
Konad Stamping Nail Art
Advantages: Fantastic designs look salon professional
Disadvantages: Bit tricky to start with
I really enjoy painting and decorating my nails and have tried a variety of 'fad' nail products - crackle varnish, glitter, magnetic and also nail foil. But I had never before seen or heard of Konad stamping nail art until my friend bought me a kit for Christmas. I was very excited to look inside the box. Opening it up I found a metal plate which has in this case 7 designs on. My plate is called 'm2' the pictures include 2 hearts and the word love, some tiny stars, a couple of flower designs, a little animal and an animal style pattern I have since found there are many more plates to choose from to add to the collection. In the box you also get a 5ml bottle of white Konad Special Nail Polish, a scraper which has a plastic handle and a thin metal part at the bottom and a stamper which has a plastic handle and rubber part on the bottom.
Looking on the back of the box I found the instructions on how to use my nail product the instructions are as follows:
1.Apply base coat to nail
2. Apply Konad special polish to the image you want to use from the plate
3. Use the scraper at a 45 degrees angle to scrape of excess polish it advises you to do this quickly
4. Press stamper onto the design
5. Stamp image onto your nail with a gentle rolling motion
6. Apply top coat
Well that all sounded simple enough and there were pictures to match. So here goes I followed the instructions being quick and guess what nothing happened. I could not figure out what I was doing wrong but the picture would not lift from the plate. I tried about 10 times and managed to get it to work once disappointed and frustrated I put it away and forgot about it. That was until my friend who bought it for me asked how I was getting on with it and I had to admit that I couldn't figure it out. Anyway she had also purchased herself the kit and had got the hang of it so she came round to teach me.
So here's what I was doing wrong firstly when it said quickly I was panicking and getting over keen with my scraping leaving bits of nail polish where it shouldn't be. Secondly I was pushing the stamper to hard onto the design plate which meant the design was not lifting from the plate I needed to roll the stamper over the design and it picked it up straight away. Once I had cracked this bit I was away with my stamping the designs look amazing once stamped onto my nail and now I can't get enough of my stamper the best thing to do with the stamper is experiment with the designs. I have since ordered myself some more design wheels from Amazon which I am eagerly awaiting there are so many prints I will never get bored. The results of the nail stamper are in my opinion salon professional looking it can cost a small fortune to have your nail done in a salon and if you can master this you won't have to.
Design plates vary from really detailed designs for the whole nail to small quirky designs. You tube is full of inspirational videos and designs which are fantastic. Konad does recommend you use their special polish for the printing but I have been doing some experimenting of my own and so far found that 17 Magnetized polish works as does Barry M instant nail effect polish just as well. There are also a huge range of Konad special polish colours to choose from. Another tip is to use acetone nail polish remover on the plate between stamps to clean it off so the design lifts off properly.
I fully recommend this product once you have got the hang of it it's brilliant. Experiment and enjoy.
Summary: Lovely nail designs you can do at home
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