Monday, March 30, 2009

My First Konad Attempt & Thanks Brooke!

How is Monday treating you? Well, I hope ;)
I recently placed an order with a Swedish e-tailer, and besides two Barry M Dazzle Dusts, I ordered this Konad promo mini kit, since all of you nail gals has gotten me very intrigued with your beautifully "Konadicatured" nails! This was included in the kit...



Bad pic...

Instructions at the back...



This is so funny actually, because on the very same day this kit was delivered, Brooke at Getcha Nails Did had written this super duper educational Konad tutorial for newbies like myself; nice timing indeed miss Brooke #:>
So; I was very eager to try out this nail art fabulousness, and this is the result of my very first Konad attempt:


Sorry about the tip wear, I'd been wearing this mani for two days...


Hmmm; not a very pretty sight, but I guess it could have been worse..? There's a part of the motif missing, and it's a little smeared, but I'll keep practicing for sure. It was fun, and I get so inspired from seeing all this beautiful nail art posted by other bloggers. I should add that I did this first attempt before reading Brooke's tutorial; perhaps it would have turned out perfect should I have done it the other way around ;)

See you all very soon...

xoxo

8 comments:

Velvet said...

Looks great for first try! I've never tried the konad myself and I'm afraid the konad bug is going to bite me very soon! Lol!

Vanessa said...

Hi!
Yeah; it did bite me, I blame our fellow bloggers.. #:)

Nessa said...

I got bit! You know that by now though. Brooke's post helped me a ton! I'm sure it will help you too. I will be posting my results very soon

Vanessa said...

Hi Nessa!
Oh, great; can't wait to see your results :)

Brooke said...

Glad my tutorial had such great timing for you :)

I'm pleased to hear that you aren't giving up! Your problems could simply be result of the consistancy of the polish you used, I would def, try again with some other polishes and see how they work :)

Also, without an upclose pic, how many people would really notice any little smears? Most people see the flower and are amazed right there.

Good for you on your Konad purchase :)

Vanessa said...

Hi Brooke!
I did use the Konad special polish that was included in the kit, but perhaps I didn't scrape enough polish off the plate, or perhaps I waited a little too long, or...? :D
Oh no; no giving up here, I've been badly bitten by this and have already ordered a new standard sized plate and polish... You are all such wonderful enablers #:>

Lucy said...

Looks pretty good to me! It's only your first time. Practice makes perfect as the old saying goes. I'm sure your daughter will be wanting some polishing soom. She is adorable.

Vanessa said...

Thanks Lucy! I will continue practicing for sure :)
Lol; she will have the apples of her cheeks painted for Easter to start with :D
Thank you for saying she's adorable; makes me warm inside ;)