Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My First Experience with Konad Nail Art

This is my first nail art using Konad! My polish color is Orly Catch the Bouquet. I actually took this while I was in the slipper section of SM Megamall. I started out a simple flower design, but hopefully I'll be able to do more complicated designs in the future.

I had to practice this a few times to get it right. The first few times, the design was incomplete so I had to try some more but I finally got it! I tried using my Sally Hansen nail polish for the nail art but yes, as the seller told me, the formula was runny and the design came out pale. I guess I have to stick to the special nail polish unless I can find a brand with that has really thick nail polish. Originally, I wanted the flowers to be silver, however, when I stamped the silver polish onto my nail, the design looked pale. I was disappointed in the silver. The white and black polishes work well, though. I have yet to try the gold polish.

When I finally finished stamping all my nails, I was going to apply a top coat, and to my horror, the design smudged! I had no choice but to do the smudged nail all over again. I waited for another 2 hours for the special nail polish to "dry," but it smudged again, much to my dismay. I redid a lot of my nails because of the smudged designs. Finally, I got the trick to applying the top coat. The brush must not actually touch the design. Apply the top coat on the nail with the right thickness, and brush the polish very lightly. Just enough for the polish to spread around the nail. The polish will act as a barrier between the brush and the design. Once the top coat dries, the design dried as well. However, be careful not to put too much top coat in an effort to avoid contact between the brush and the special polish, or else bubbles will form.

All in all, I think once I learn how to do this better, this will be more enjoyable. It's a little faster than manually drawing the nail art, especially for untalented ones like me. Nail stamping can also be used in combination with manual painting.


melvel said...

You ordered the Konad set from online? Do you mind if I ask how much it was, including shipping?

I wish I can wear nail art, pero conservative ang profession ko eh :)

kendy said...

Nice Blog info!
Thanks for sharing information with us and your nail gel in quite different and your art is very impressive.

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

mel, yes i ordered it online but locally lang. it's already available locally but i didn't get it directly from the company but from a reseller. shipping is the usual 50 pesos only. all in all i paid P3267 for everything. quite pricey, but konad is cheaper here than in the US.

kendy, thanks! i wish i could take credit for being excellent in nail art, but it was actually easy. all i did was stamp from a stencil. tee hee!

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