Sunday, October 24, 2010

Midnight Gardens Konadicure

  Becky came over a few nights ago and wanted me to do her nails.  She liked the MULTI-COLORED KONAD that I did before quite a lot, so we decided to do a similar design on her nails!

Indoors, artificial light, no flash
  For these nails I started out with two coats of China Glaze Midnight Mission, which is a very gorgeous shimmery dark blue with silver microglitter.  Application was really great, dry time was very speedy.  Overall a fabulous polish!  This is such a pretty blue, I can't believe I haven't gotten around to wearing it myself!  Soon, Midnight Mission... soon.  :)

Indoors, artificial light, no flash
  After applying Midnight Mission, I used Konad plate m54 to create the multi-colored rose design on the nail.  For the majority of the design, I used Nicole by OPI Positive Energy, which is a fabulous silver for stamping.  For the rosebud, I used Sally Hansen Lilac Chrome, which is a very old metallic pink that I have had for many, many years.  I had read elsewhere that the SH Chromes work well for stamping and I am pleased to report that they do indeed!  I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite and was finished!

  I was really pleased with this manicure.  For the most part, I was able to get the design to transfer much more smoothly than the previous multi-color (although you can see I had a bit of problem on the middle finger with the pink rose).  The blue is such a pretty color, I only wish I could give you some daylight pictures to show how gorgeous it was!  But seeing as how it was 10 pm when we did this, no daylight.  The late time is also why the final product is a bit on the messy side, since Becky had to get home there was not much time for cleanup.  Anyway, Becky loved it and I did too, so overall I declare this a konadicure success!

  On an unrelated note, I have to share this photo with you.  I walked downstairs yesterday while holding my phone, and found my babies curled up on the futon having just woken up from a nap.  They looked so perfect I had to snap several pictures.  Apparently Leo does not see the phone as a camera (yet) so he is not quite as freaked out by it - good to know for the future!  Here is one of the many amazing photos I snapped.

Leo (r) and Luna (l)!
  Aside from the tan pillow, I think this picture looks like a photoshoot - I may have to edit the pillow out at some point, but for now this is the raw image (cropped).  Aren't they precious?  Haha, I hope you all meant it when you said in the giveaway survey that you wanted more kitty pictures!  :)

  Speaking of which... make sure you ENTER MY GIVEAWAY if you haven't yet!


  1. This is REALLY classy, a golden Konad on a black polish, oh what a treat for the eyes! <3<3
    As a beginner in Konad myself, I can only applaud :)

  2. Yay more kittehs! And I really love this mani, I have Midnight Mission untied as well, I need to put it on ASAP! I want to try a multicolor konad one day soon - it looks so good!

  3. Your nails are GORGEOUS!!!
    I need to start using Konad's asap!

    Make sure to check my blog too :)!

  4. I love love love this manicure. It looks amazing! The colours, the design, everything is perfect.
    And your kitties are so cute and adorable ^_^

  5. Thank you all so much for the kind comments! I am really glad you like these nails! And the kitty cats, of course! :)

  6. The manicure is beautiful. But I'm here to comment on the cats. You took that picture on your phone? It seriously looks like a painting! So lovely!