Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nail of the Day: Essie "Size Matters" and Konad M65 Plate


So recently, I decided to order a bunch of Konad products off of Amazon (which is significantly cheaper than the Konad website if you are thinking of ordering any!) After having seen so many bloggers rave about the nail stamping system and since I am obsessed with my nails myself, I decided to give it a try. This is not my first time trying out the system, as I have tested it out a few times on myself as well as my friends, but this is the first time that I finally perfected the stamping! The nail polish that I used for this manicure was from Essie's Winter 2011 "Cocktail Bling" collection and is called "Size Matters." I must say, I find the name pretty funny and ironic, especially for such a bright, red nail polish. 

The polish itself is a very creamy, blue-toned red, which makes it ideal for winter wear. The formula has the perfect balance of viscosity for a nail polish and I only needed two coats for it to be completely opaque. For this particular nail design, I used the "Konad white" nail polish and the M65 rose pattern to stamp on top of two coats of Essie's "Size Matters." After allowing the base polish and stamping polish to dry, I added a generous amount of "Seche Vite" for the top coat, which is perfect for manicures done with Konad as it does not smear the final design. Overall, I think this rose design is perfect for any occasion, but looks particularly pretty when done over a bright color with the white stamping polish!
What do you guys think? Have you ever tried Konad before?
If not, would you consider trying it out?

70 comments:

  1. This is cute! I've been debating on purchasing the konad products on amazon for a while now but I wasn't so sure how well they would turn out. I'm glad I saw this. I'll be buying one as soon as my shopping ban has ended! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Haha thank you! Honestly, I was really skeptical too because it just seems too perfect looking when I see other bloggers posting pictures using the stamping but it really is super easy once you get the hang of it! Good luck! Let me know if you end up going through with it :)

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  2. love your nails!

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  3. I wanted to let you know that I've given you an award. Check out my blog for the details :)

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    1. Awe thank you so much! I just checked it out and I am very grateful. First blog award, and hopefully many more to come ♥

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! I will be trying this for sure, keep an eye on my blog for a post where I have failed haha. Thanks for following, I'm following back :)

    Becky

    www.beautifulbestandtherest.blogspot.com

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    1. Awe, haha. I look forward to seeing the attempt :)

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  5. I have never tried it but I really want too, this looks amazing!!! Why don't I have money :( xxx

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    1. Surprisingly, it isn't that expensive! You could get a plate and polish for under $10 off of Amazon!

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  6. llike it a lot :D

    Following babe..
    Would u like to follow me back? :D

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  7. i really really want to try these out!
    following:) xo
    www.hidinginwonderland.blogspot.com

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    1. Good luck if you do! And I am following back :)

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  8. Thanks for your comment. I love stamped nils. I need o get myself a kit or it. Xxx

    I am following you dear xxx

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    1. No problem! And yes, they are well worth it! :)

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  9. This color is so perfect and I love the rose details. I'm so impressed, thank you for sharing & your sweet comment.

    Following you now,
    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  10. cute nails! im a nail polish lover myself! great job and thanks for sharing hun =)

    from the NANA girls xoxo
    http://feedmenana.blogspot.com

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  11. Really love this and you did a great job. Lovely color combo too!

    www.rosehorseshoe.com

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  12. Great job on the nails! I love how they look!

    I think I will get this nail system now lol

    xoxo Aisha

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  13. This looks amazing :) id love to give this a pop xx

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  14. Oh I've been wanting these nail stamp thingys for ages. Think I need to scour the internet! x

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  15. This looks really pretty.
    I am a new follower.
    http://www.beautymakeupaddict.blogspot.com

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    1. I just checked out your blog! I love it and thank you :)

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  16. This is so cute, I absolutely love it :) I love Konad, nail stamping is so much fun- I need to try this out too :) xx

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  17. This is amazong I need to try it out ! love your blog girl ! xoxo

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  18. Nice!

    http://thestyleattitude.blogspot.com/

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  19. your nails look great. I'm new in blogger so if you want you can check out my fashion blog
    http://fashionblogsbym.blogspot.com/

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  20. I Love your blog! I just awarded you with the versitile blogger award! For more information chech out my blog :)

    Katie xx
    http://dreamingofforeverxkatie.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love "size matters" by Essie! It's THE perfect shade of red! x www.casualglamorous.com

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  22. This is soo cute! Perfect for Vday!

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  23. gah! you must have the largest patience! but great nails, as you sure know haha!/Azure

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  24. Wow! These look amazing! thank you for sharing :) xxx

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  25. wow! these look fab! :') keep the nail posts coming:)!
    lovely post!

    love,x
    http://elliebeaa.blogspot.com

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  26. nice nails :)
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  27. this red is stunning! and i love the design...really cute!

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  28. Omg..adorable !!
    you have a new follower :)

    Erika xx

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  29. This is amazing and so creative!

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  30. These look incredible!! Great Post x

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