When I was swatching some of the new neons from Zoya and Essie a few weeks ago, I decided to do a little Konad experiment.
Before I removed my polish, I slapped on a quick Konad design using KO Black. KO Black, in case you're not familiar with it, is a matte black polish, perhaps even the mattest black there is.
While I am not crazy about my color choice, I do love how it turned out. Does anyone remember those velvet color by numbers type posters? All of the outlines of the image are done in black velvet, and you have to color in the spaces in between to make the picture? I have a Sailor Moon one somewhere that I made years ago. This looks exactly like that. The outline is done in black velvet.
The only downside to it is that it didn't last very long. Since I had applied a coat of Seche Vite to make the neon glossy, the KO Black had nothing to stick to and started chipping off within minutes. You can even see in the picture where parts of it had fallen off. When I took a shower later that day, almost all of the KO Black washed off! Weird.
Sealing it with a top coat would defeat the purpose of the matte on glossy look. I'll probably give this another try soon, maybe I'll use basecoat as topcoat to see if it helps the matte design stay on.
And speaking of Konad, don't forget about OC Nail Art's Konad Contest! It ends TOMORROW!
Here's my original post with all the rules, but I'll summarize.
Create a design using any of the items in the B Kit (also known as the Luxury Kit) which contains:
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Posted by Scrangie at 11:15 AM