Friday, April 23, 2010

Lacy flowers - first attempt at KONAD

Not really my TRUE first attempt, actually. My first true attempt crashed and burned because I have horrible aim and slow reflexes. Discouraged me for a few days and then I did THIS and feel better!

What I used:
  • Base Coat: Avon Nail Experts Smooth Beginnings Base Coat -- 1 coat
  • Tips: Konad plate M56 with Konad white nail polish
  • Flowers: Konad plate M53 and M4 (pinky fingernails) with Finger Paints "It's an Original"
  • Sprinkles: Sally Girl #812005
  • Top Coat: Avon Nail Experts UV Gloss Guard: Top Coat -- 2 coats
  • Drying Agent: Drip Dry by OPI -- 2 drops on each nail 

What I learned:
  • You don't have to put that much nail polish on the plate before scraping it off.
  • Dark nail polish (like the purple I used) comes out quite light, and light nail polish comes out useless.
  • I still have bad aim. 
  • I can't clean off the plate, scraper or stamp until right before the next time I use them, or else I'll mess up the nice nails I just finished!
 Fun stuff!!

Next week: Something black and purple dedicated to Hit Girl from Kick Ass and the psycho kitten named after her.

An off-topic update about ME!


There have been some changes in my life that call for a new bio to the side, so for good ol' time sentimentality sake, I'm leaving a note for myself to see how my bio looked when I first started this blog in September 2009.

I finished architecture school and passed all my classes and am real-world bound (not "Real World' but "real world" like the kind where you have to brush up your resume and reload your bank accounts regularly, not the kind where people form alliances and climb obstacle course rock climbing walls with a bucket of waterballoons hanging from their feet). But ideally the nail blog will live on and whoever I work for will accept my nails for how they're gonna look each week.

The other major change is that Kricket, my hamster after whom this blog is named, passed away on  April 14, 2010. She was an old lady, older than two years old and quite the character. I will miss her very much.

I stated before that I love all my animals, and our animal family has really grown in the last ... week? Guinea pigs and six betta fish, welcome to the family!

That said, here's the old bio. And on with the new! (whenever I get around to updating it... hah.)


My awesome sister bought me a KONAD set on her birthday trip to Vegaaaaaas!!! Yaaay! My sister is WIN.

Box set plus two extra discs. Hoorah!