I guess I have spent far too much time at home browsing on the internet and watching youtube videos lately..it might seems a bit of a waste of time, but let’s face it: it’s -10°C outside, I tried to go out but this cold is unbearable!
Spending all this time on the internet allowed me to discover a lot of new things though. Some of them very interesting and of a certain importance, some other just..mmh, let’s find out together!
KONAD..I have randomly bumped in one youtube tutorial and really got intrigued!
It’s a new nail art technique coming from Asia (which is very well renowned for high quality nail art) and that is getting extremely popular all over the world. It consists in a nail imprinting kit formed by a special kind of very thick nail polish, a little metal plate with pre-designed images, a scraper (to remove the excesive nail polish) and a stamper.
Basically what you have to do is to apply some nail polish on the desired image on the plate, scrape away the excess, quickly press the stamper on the image and then eventually stamp the image on your nail with a right-to-left quick motion.
If you want to learn more, I suggest you to have a look at the Konad website, where you can also find lot of info about prices, colours and much more.
I have looked for a Konad kit everywhere, but apparently it is not yet sold in Switzerland. I thought of buying it online, but then I realised that getting anything shipped would cost a crazy amount in terms of costums duty..so I was about to give up..until I found something in a local shop very similar to Konad.
The kit is basically the same (plate + scraper + stamper + thick nail polish) and surprisingly the price was much much lower! Yay! I love when these things happen! 🙂 You can check it out here.
Of course I bought it and ran home to try it!
I have to admit that using it is not so easy..I mean, instructions are easy, but you really need some practice to obtain a decent result.
I have spent quite a while trying the different designs..some of them are for some reasons easier (stars and flowers are really easy) some others (especially stripes and circles) are harder to make properly! Overall, it’s been a lot of fun!
I hope you will have the chance to try it out!
Have fun 🙂