Friday, September 11, 2009

My Husbands Favorite

Today I am pulling yet another old mani out of the vault.
This was my husbands favorite so far!

The idea came from the lovely KonADDICT
She is SUPER talented, and really creative. She uses combinations of designs, and really thinks outside the box! She's made me really open my eyes to the possibilities that Konad has to offer. Check her out, you wont regret it!!!

I didn't have the plates she used so I improvised.

I started with a base that was a franken. It was made by mixing CG Black Diamond with a silver polish (I think I used Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go, but cant remember). I was going to use the Black Diamond as it was, but knew it was too dark for the Black Special Polish to show up on.

Random Tip!!!! I ALWAYS add a nice thick layer of Seche Vite to my base before starting to Konad. This serves 2 purposes...
1 - I'm too impatient to wait for the polish to dry, I wanna Konad NOW!!! :)
2 - I frequently stamp a design and don't like how it placed. If I have a coat of Seche Vite on, I can get a cotton pad damp with acetone and VERY QUICKLY and lightly swipe over the nail, pulling off the Konad image, but preserving the base polish. I can sometimes swipe off up to 3 times before I hit the base. You may notice the base looks alittle murky or cloudy after the swipe, but that has always cleared up for me once I add my final top coat after I am done!

Ok, back on topic!!!

First I stamped the lace pattern from M57, using an old Rimmel Chrome color (label fell off forever ago) stamping it so it left a decent sized gap at the tip of the nail. Then I stamped the fishnet pattern, again with the Chrome, at the tip so that the edges met without leaving a gap.

Then I went back and added the cute swirly leaf pattern from M51, with Special Polish in Black, to the edge of the tip. this helped cover some bare spots I had from the image not transferring properly.

Then using Special Polish in Black again, I stamped the flower cluster pattern at the cuticle.

I got alot of compliments on this! And I love the final look. Kinda edgy, kinda girly, very cool!

Side note:

China Glazed just released the Glitter and Chrome Collection to Sally's stores. There are 3 "chromes" a gold, a bronze and a silver chrome. I quickly swiped them on the underside of my nail so I could test and see how opaque they are and the Silver was opaque with hardly any polish. I have not tested it out yet, but have a strong feeling that this will be perfect to Konad with!

I have a wedding to go to tomorrow, so I will be doing my tips and toes this evening and posting that picture tomorrow or Monday(depends how the day goes, LOL)

Thanks for visiting!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!



jollyo said...

I too love Konaddict!!! She is one of the sweetest people in blog-world!! And provides us all with inspiration!! You mani looks wonderful!! I love the base polish you frankened!! Beautiful!!

Lucy said...

You said it perfectly, kinda edgy and girly. That's so many steps that it's amazing! I really like your style. Have a nice weekend also. What's next?

Stiletto said...

Jollyo, Thanks! thats one of a very few frankens that have actually worked! LOL

Lucy, Thank you as well! hope your weekend is goin well!

awesomevegan said...

Gorgeous! :) I am going to use this for inspiration and try my own spin :)

Stiletto said...

Thank you so much! I would LOVE to see your take on it, please please send me a pic?

MrsColorMe said...

christy you're awesome! I love your designs but this is by far my fav!!! can't wait to try it out, hope you have a great week ahead of you.
much love,

Stiletto said...

Thank you so much!!!
I'd love to see your take on it! so be sure to send me a pic!