Product Type: Konad makeup
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Nail Art Just Got Easy!
Konad Stamping Nail Art
Member Name: DaisyMarie
Konad Stamping Nail Art
Advantages: Quick, easy and affordable
What is it?
The Konad nail stamping system is a relatively new idea, combining easy and simple nail-art techniques with professional looking results! The kit I am reviewing is a kit, purchased from the online retailer www.wowsocool.com, called the basic stamping kit, and contains all the necessary equipment for the Konad technique.
How to use it?
The kit contains 1 (5ml) special nail polish (white), 1 image plate (m2), 1 stamp & 1 scraper. Basically, the polish is painted onto the image plate which has designs engraved on it. The scraper is then drawn across the image plate to scrape off excess polish, so that the only remaining polish on the plate is that that is in the engraving and all excess polish is removed. Then, using the rubber stamper, press down onto the polish to pick up the design. This is then stamped onto the nail. It may sound confusing but this is actually a very easy method!
On my photo-sharing site, I have uploaded images of my nails the first time I used the stamping kit and I used a bright nail polish as the base (Barry M's Turquoise) so that the patterns stand out. The link is here: http://s367.photobucket.com/albums/oo116/SpicedCho colate/Konad%20Nail%20Art/
The polish that comes with the set is white, this is probably the most universal colour, it is not recommended that regular polish is used, as the "special" polish is alot thicker and is picked up better by the stamper.
Where to buy:
As I mentioned, I purchased my kit from wowsocool.com, this is an American based site so prices are in US dollars and higher shipping rates apply, but this still is cheaper than purchasing from the UK sites. If you use the coupon code "xsparkage", you get 20% off any order! It is the cheapest kit available on their website, and with the coupon code and international shipping included, the price totals $17.79, which equates to £10.77. I think this is great value as the results are amazing, so many patterns can be created easily, I always get compliments when I have done my nails with the Konad set! And it only takes around 10mins to do! The plate of designs that comes with the starter kit is very pretty, most of the designs are flowers, with one cute animal and animal print design aswell.
Wowsocool.com stock many other design plates and nail polish colours, for even more variety with your nails!
Thanks for taking time to read this review, if you have any comments or questions please message me or leave a comment and I will be glad to help! :)
Summary: A great product for beginners and professionals alike