Flashy Nails

One young lady's attempt to master decent nail art!

Autumnal Konadicure October 11, 2009

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Hey girls! I actually have not only a post, not only a post with nails in BUT a post with some Konad in it! It’s been a while, in fact it feels like it’s been forever! This is my manicure for Autumn, I mentioned in my last post that I hate winter, and I’m already really really starting to feel the effects of winter drawing in (I suffer from SAD – well I seem to suffer from it all year round pretty much lol, but it is much worse in the winter) so I thought I’d do a nice manicure to try and cheer me up a little bit.

This is the falling leaves design from Konad plate M20 with Konad Gold Special polish, Konad Orange Special Polish and Konad Deep Jungle Princess Polish over Diamond Cosmetics Joust For Kicks. I really like it, although in hindsight I should have used a red rather than the green, to stay with the colour family, but I was having a bad day yesterday and wasn’t really concentrating on what I was doing and it genuinely didn’t occur to me! Hope you like it!

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Joust for Kicks and Hi Ho Silver September 14, 2009

Hi ladies, sorry for the low quantity of pictures in my recent posts, but I’m trying to swatch and post my Diamonds as quickly as possible. There will be more pictures when I’m done swatching all 30 and can get back to nail art etc.

Joust for Kicks was a gorgeous deep, rich chocolately brown with some red and gold flecks in the shimmer. Interestingly in the bottle it seemed to have a greenish hue to the shimmer but I didn’t notice it on my nails (but I haven’t seen the sun the last couple of days so it hasn’t been looked at in full sunlight.) I really liked this, despite it being a shade I wouldn’t normally wear, but I did have some drying issues, although I am putting that down to me not allowing sufficient drying time between coats. This is two coats.

Diamond Cosmetics, Joust For Kicks

Diamond Cosmetics, Joust For Kicks

 My picture doesn’t really capture the duochrome-ness of Hi Ho Silver very well, due to the aforementioned lack of sun, but it is a lovely silver-purple duo with a definite green flash in there somewhere.  I really liked this one from the swatch but I’m not too keen on it on me.  Maybe three coats would be better, I don’t know.  It looks much better on Scrangie but it would have also helped if I ‘d done an application anywhere near as good as hers!  More haste, less speed in my case.  Here’s the image:

Diamond Cosmetics, Hi Ho Silver

Diamond Cosmetics, Hi Ho Silver

 

That’s all from me this time,  hope you are all keeping well and thanks for reading!