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Monday, January 17, 2011

How Konad killed my mani....

**EDIT** I just wanted to let you all know, I have added a 'FAQ' tab up above, under the header

So I invisioned this mani looking WAY differently in my head, lol. Which happens quit often. This is one of those times that the Konad just took it to a whole new level, and not a good one. For this mani I used Sinful Easy Going, Orly Purple Fusion, Sally Hansen Pink Petal and scotch tape. I just love this, before the Konad.
Oh well, I'm always up to try things. Here it is, after the mani killer was added!


This was how I started. I used Sinful's Easy Going


Then taped it off, and added Sally Hansens Pink Petal


Then to finish of the pink gradient, I used Orly Purple Fusion



Now for the stripes. I used Bundle Monster plate BM20 and Konad's special polish in Black.



After each layer, I used a coat of SV, Seche Vite. This helps the layers dry quicker, so it doesn't take too long.

50 comments:

  1. I think it looks rather cool :D

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  2. Wow nice! I wish i could do that too :p

    x Sabrina

    http://vitalitijd.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks perfect to me.
    For a complete nail design on black, I use Wet n Wild "Black Cream", it's very pigmented and more easy to clean than konad special polish.

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  4. Thanks girls!!

    Carolina, yeah I really do like the black WnW, and my fave to Konad with is actually Sinful's Black on BLack. At this time though, my stash is a wreck, lol. It's sooo unorganized :( I couldn't seem to find either the WnW or Sinful, so I just grabbed the Konad, which I NEVER use, just cause clean-up is pain! I'm having a custom case built for my stash, and I can't wait, hopefully I'll have it in a few weeks and I can finally get organized again :P

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  5. BTW, I just did a manicure inspired by you. Love your blog!!!

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  6. I -like- it with the stripes, but I much prefer it with just the gradient. :3 So it goes! It's still a lovely mani. :D

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  7. I actually really like it with the Konading!

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  8. i don't see anything wrong with it. its perfect!

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  9. Looks great - like always! n__n

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  10. Thanks you guys. I guess I just had it pictured different in my head, and that's why I don't love it. I do like it, I just prefer it before the Konad :)

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  11. your nails are beautiful! does it take you a long time to do this?

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  12. Aww, thanks MM!! This took me about an hour. I really don't like to spend a lot of time on a mani. Using, SV really helps speed up the process.

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  13. Oh Chloe... I love it. Just like I love everything you do!! I too did a mani inspired by you the other day ... and I finally got some sv ... which is amazing. Thanks for all your pointers and inspiration!!!!!!!!!

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  14. I love this too!! Great idea too with the 3 different stripes :)

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  15. You must go through a bottle of SV a week, lol. I use it once a day and I go through it super duper fast and I only do one or two coats per mani! I really like it before the Konad. I've been practicing Scotch Tape manis but I still haven't perfected it. Any tips?

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  16. Probably should have checked your new FAQ before I asked for scotch tape mani tips! Thanks for adding the FAQ :)

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  17. Ahh I love the gradient effect! How cool!

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  18. Thanks ladies!!!

    Tracie, I do go through tons of SV, lol, but it's so worth it to me. I actually have about 8 bottles at home, and 7 are like half full, lol. You're very welcome, I'm hoping that the FAQ page helps you all out. Honestly though, if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

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  19. Very pretty with the 3 pinks :) It's like each finger has its own ombre mani going on!

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  20. Hi Chloe, thanks so much for showing us this mani, it's lovely :-) also - I enjoyed reading your new FAQ page, it was really helpful.

    I have a question though - if you're applying SV between layers of polish do you not get shrinkage? or bubbles? what with all the layers of polish?

    I must try out a scotch tape mani at some point. ;-)

    Cheers!

    Clever Rabbit Beauty Blog
    Polish. Potions. Whatever.

    Follow me on twitter: @Clever_Rabbit

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  21. Thanks Danielle!

    Rabbit, oh good, I'm glad the FAQ was helpful! Shrinkage really only happens, or so I hear, if the SV is applied, after the polish has dried, and if you don't wrap your tips. SV should only be used on wet nails. Some ladies, apply a different top coat, then SV.

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  22. Hey Chloe, i only just discovered your blog and i'm so fascinated by your skills! You must have such patience to do all these kinds of manicures!

    I saw on your wishlist you wanted GOSH Holographic, Our local drugstore still sells it, if you want, I could pick one up for you? I'll send it to you for free, I feel like i wanna "reward" you with something for giving me such beautiful manicures to look at and to inspire me to try new things with my nails ^^

    If you're interested, just mail me at cherryplumsky @live.be

    xox Sarah

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  23. Oh no! My bad, your name is Erika :D (and to think I read that profile description yesterday already)

    Xox Sarah

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  24. Hahaha, Sarah, no biggie, I now answer to both :P You are way too sweet and I really appreciate that. I think I might be in the works of a swap for one, but I'm not 100% sure yet. If I need your help, I will def contact you, cause I want that one sooo bad. I would def pay you or we could swap for something. Thank you again!!!! *HUGS*

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  25. Ohh a swap, that would be so cool, i live in Belgium so i could maybe get you brands that aren't available in the US! :)

    Check these twitpics, i tried two of your ideas yesterday, looks a bit sloppy since it's a first time, but i'll have another go and see how it works out with some practice :D

    Lines: http://twitpic.com/3qo7dp
    Schreds: http://twitpic.com/3qxzw9

    I'm gonna post them on my blog tomorrow and i'll add credits to your blog!

    xox Sarah

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  26. Sarah, exactly, and I could get you ones that aren't available there! Is there anything you're looking for? You did great!!! I love them both. The color combo in the stripe one is perfect, and same with the shredded one!

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  27. I think it looks great! I absolutely love your blog I nominated you for the sylish blog award

    http://shadowsnails.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blog-award.html

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  28. Oh, I would love some Sinful Colors, these are really hard to find here!

    Aww thanks! I really loved the combo on the stripe one too, it's OPI's Show it & Glow it, with Color Club Where's the Soiree on top :)

    Well, if you'd like to do a swap, don't hesitate to mail me! I could also put in some Belgian Chocolate if you like, haha! :D

    xox Sarah

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  29. I think it looks great! Try layering a light glitter on top :D

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  30. 9 times out of 10 konad kills my mani too )=

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  31. Sarah, I will def email you and we can chat more :P

    Rhonda, Oh I should have tried that!! Too bad I already removed it, lol.

    Cathryn, I usually love my Konads, but this is just not a fave of mine, lol

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  32. Thank you Shadow!!! I will def check it out!

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  33. Yoiu must have so much patience to do this it looks fab :)

    http://xcharmed-chickx.blogspot.com/

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  34. i like it! i think thinner stripes may have looked a bit better, but it's still pretty, nonetheless.

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  35. omg what are you saying?! those nails are beautiful even with the konad! hahahah i really like them;) you're really creative:)

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  36. It looks pretty darn fantastic to me. XD

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  37. OMG, although your mani is gorgeous, I like it even without black pattern. :) I should try this, perfect 3 pink colors! <3

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  38. i think this came out really pretty! so glad i discovered your blog!

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  39. Thanks ladies!! I'm glad you like it!!

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  40. Hi :)
    I tagged you ^_^
    http://konadandpolish.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

    BTW, I really like this mani, I don't know why you think it is messed up lol :P

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  41. Kelly, Aww, thank you so much!! It just didn't turn out like I had expecxted, lol

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  42. Oh wow, you're right. The colors and striping turned out so well you could have maybe left it alone? ;)

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  43. I really love these pinks together without the black! But I love the finished look too! Gorgeous!!

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  44. Thanks you two, sometimes I just can't seem to leave my manis alone, lol

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