Two weeks ago, I reviewed a mini bottle of Quo by Orly True Love. Although it was nice, I mentioned how I stamped over it to make it more me.
This Pink & Black Star Konadicure was the result!
I stamped the full-nail star pattern from Konad Image Plate m84 over my manicure using the black Konad Special Nail Polish.
Since it was my first time using the m84 Konad plate, I’ve included a photo of it as well as a brief review of this pattern near the end of this post in case you’re interested.
Also, my cuticles are really messy because I did a quick job at removing the black polish from my skin. My ‘secret’ is just letting the shower remove the rest of the polish – much easier! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to snap photos of the cleaned-up version. Hope you don’t mind.
Pink & Black Star Konadicure Swatches
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Konad Image Plate m84 Review (Star Pattern)
This plate’s designs are really girly, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever sport the roses, but I got it mainly for the stars and the lips. Although, the pointy-petal flowers remind me a lot of poinsettias, so maybe I could do something with them at Christmas.
The star pattern is a full-nail pattern, which features stars of various sizes – that’s what actually drew me to the design. It looks like the stars are sprinkled on your nails.
Up close, you can easily see that they’re stars, but unless someone is getting all up in yo’ grill, it tends to look more like spots.
The design was fairly easy to pick up, although if you inspect my lazy stamping job, you’ll see that not all the points for the stars transferred. If you’re really concerned about this, just take your time (I was rushing), check your stamper to make sure you picked up the whole image, apply even pressure as you roll the stamper on each nail, and you’ll be fine.
But, even if some of the points get cut off, it’s not really noticeable because there are so many other stars to distract you.
Konad Tutorial: If you’re new to nail stamping, check out my Konad Tutorial for step-by-step written instructions & visual aids to make it easier! (I wrote that post when I first tried Konadicures, so it covers a lot of basics and issues that you may run into as a beginner.)
What I Used to Create This Look:
- Konad m84 Image Plate: $6.99 USD
- Konad Special Nail Polish (Black): 11 mL – $6.99 USD
- Konad Stamper (came in a set with a metal scraper): $4.99 USD for set
- Konad Plastic Scraper: $2.50 USD
- Where to Buy Konad Supplies: WowSoCool & OC Nail Art (I have placed orders on both of those sites, and I highly recommend them for Konad supplies.)
How would you use the star background in a manicure? Can you think of other colour combinations you would try with this design? What was your last Konadicure?
P.S. If you’re into funky French tips, Konad just came out with some cool new image plates you may like: m86, m87, and m88!