I recently asked for my birthday for a Konad Stamping Nail Art tool and my amazing cousin Melissa(and hubby Jon) got it for me! I was so excited. Note to anyone: Konad is located in Singapore so your credit card may possibly freeze, your bank may or may not call you for fraudulent charges and it may take a while for it to make its long trek to your house. But I think it is totally worth it!
I started with my base color from Essie's Fall Collection, Lady Like. The bottle looks like it would be a light pink then I put it on and whoa, it was more of a nude color. Was a good surprise though, its a great basic nude, which I don't have!
After the color was fully dry I grabbed the stamper, scraper and special nail polish. Note: you cannot use just any 'ol polish, you have to use their special polish. You can buy great starter kits that come with the basics.
I have a few different plates and thought I would try plate M57 and do the mesh looking like lines in white.
Here are the steps to stamping:
Step 1: Paint the plate with the special polish
Step 2: Quickly grab the scraper, angle it and scrape off excess polish.
TIP: You will quickly learn how not to waste the polish by painting half the plate image then scraping the rest into the other cracks
Step 3: Immediately grab the stamp tool and press it by rolling it over the image plate
Step 4: The image is now on the stamp tool so as quickly as you can transfer the image to your nail
TIP: I am saying quickly for all of this because this special polish drys extremely fast
Not gonna lie, it was a little harder than I expected at first and only did one nail out of ten perfectly. haha! Once you do it a few times you will get the hang of it. I think the end results are pretty fun!