Saturday, April 3, 2010

Konad Flower Power

Hi Kids!
Tis the season for pastels...everyone is doing them! They're really not my cuppa tea, but I did pick up a few- Claire's Pastel set, Orly Lemonade & Pixy Stix, Maybelline Pie In The Sky & Goody Plum Drop, and Love Bites #050.

Since you've seen most of the popular ones swatched already, I used Love Bites 050, an orchid with a pearl sheen for my mani base color. It's very pretty- totally reminds me of Rhododendrons.
All pictures taken outside;













The sun ate the pretty pearl shimmer. You can just make out a hint of it in this next picture;














Shade-



























I did this konadicure about an hour before I left for work this morning, so I did not have time to clean up the Seche that pooled at my cuticles and sidewalls.













I used 2 coats LB 050, broke out Konad plates M26 & M51, and stamped with Color Club, Where's The Soiree?. Flower petals were filled in using a dotting tool with the following pastels from Claire's set; pink, blue, green, coral, Orly, Lemonade and Sally Hansen nail art pen in white. I must have added too much thinner to my Seche, because it smudged CC WTS on my ring finger. I re-stamped a flower over the smudge and made a mess. which looks worse on Macro than in real life.

18 comments:

ANSTAH said...

seriously... your designs are so intricate and so amazing. You are one talented lady. Can you do my nails to look as pretty as yours too?! =D Pretty please? =]

Megan T said...

I agree with ANSTAH.  I totally covet your skills!  You are amazing. 

sonidlo said...

Beautiful!

Theresia . said...

wow, i love the nail art :D

painted Lady fingers said...

I love it! Your manicure looks like pretty wrapping paper.  :*

nihrida said...

This is something I wouldn't wear myself, but it's pretty and original nonetheless. Well done, hun! =)

Trincess said...

this is so amazing, such a nice job! your manicures are a piece of art =) I would love to copy this one, but not sure I can do it as beautifully =)

mae espiritu said...

this is such a pretty mani! =) love it!

PolishSis said...

 This is the perfect spring-mani! I love watching your konad-designs!

Nail Fanatic said...

This is so cute and so spring like!

Alisa Wing said...

I love this!

makeupgirl21 said...

That's a gorgeous Spring manicure.  I love the shade on you.  I have to get that one. 

lilynail said...

<span>i love this mani !!! so lovely :) </span>

Mary Ann Mailhot said...

so cute .  I love how you filled in the flowers .

NikiC said...

Gorgeous! I'm totally gonna try to dupe these. They're just so great!

glitterM said...

Just discovered your blog. WOW, is all I can say. So pretty and detailed!  How long does it take you? Maybe you will enjoy my konadicures too, though they are not as intense as yours, so please visit my blog if you have time.

www.glitterm-younailedit.blogspot.com

pwrlftrchick said...

ABSOLUTLY AWESOME!!!!

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