Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Stamping Nail Art

I've been wanting to do some Christmas Konad nail art... Problem is, I can never come up with an idea other than using one stamp and one color... Plain... So I tried something different this time. One of them turned out perfect, the other not so much...



This is the one that turned out great. Subtle yet sparkly and very festive. I stamped Bundle Monster snowflakes in GOSH Holographic and SpaRitual Golden Gleam over my day old Essie Silken Cord mani. It's hard to see the holo on the snowflakes in these pictures, but they were subtly holographic in real life.


And then I had this great idea for some Konad stamping...

... That didn't turn out the way I pictured it at ALL. *sigh* Why can't I do nice Konads?! I partially blame the Migi nail art pens I tried to use. They're so runny and watery, I can't figure out what to do with them, which is partially why I have never reviewed them. This was China Glaze Snow as a base, snowflakes with Konad m59, candy canes with Konad m12 and Konad Red Special Polish, Bundlemonster holly leaves with the Migi green pen.

I tried to fill in the bows on the candy canes and the veins on the holly leaves with the Migi pens, but they were so runny they just oozed into a blobby looking mess. I should have just left them alone. I filled in the berries on the holly leaves with Konad red special polish which was nice and thick and made good, non-runny circles.

Did this on the other hand. The star on the Christmas Tree is from the Color Club holiday nail gems wheel. I like the way these holly leaves look much better.


I need more practice. I think I'm going to try something different tomorrow.

19 comments:

  1. The snowflakes are so cute!!!!! looks really good with the red!

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  2. Whatever, Scrangie. I really like your Nail Art Ideas. ;)

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  3. I really like the snowflakes. I haven't tried any Konad yet, I just live vicariously through you whenever you do them. I wonder how the snowflakes would be on a deeper red, even a slight metallic red or berry color?

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  4. I love your snowflakes! I wouldn't have thought to pair them with red, but it looks amazing! The holly leaves are perfect!

    When you use the Migi Nail Art pens, did you give them a good shake first? I found out about that in their instructional youtube video. The pens that have shimmer or glitter are more viscous, but I have good luck with them overall.

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  5. I like them all! But I like the first one the most.

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  6. very nice :) I think my fave is the last one even though it didn't come out exactly the way you wanted. The red bow is my fave, I want that stamp!

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  7. I think they look amazing! I'm loving that.

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  8. i love the snowflakes on the white base! I think im going to steal that look! simple yet beautiful:)

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  9. You are so hard on yourself...your Konad skills are awesome, and all of your designs are lovely! Merry Christmas!

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  10. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat, I love the second one! It looks imperfect-on-purpose like you hand-painted it, but not like you messed it up! I like the veining on the leaves a lot.

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  11. both are really cute! especially the red & white mani.

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  12. you can see how runny they were for sure! dont take the heat for the quality of a product :p

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  13. The white based manicure is absolutely stunning. Looks like old fashioned wrapping paper. The parts you don't like make this seem like an oil painting. Wish I could do nail art like that. Not enough nail or skills! I also love the snowflake manicure. Love the holo look.

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  14. Konad with more than one colour IS difficult! I think they look fine!

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  15. I think you did a great job with the Konads. I can't do them at all.

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  16. They're pretty! I think you did a good job. Don't be so hard on yourself. :P

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  17. Try to leave open the caps on the migi nail art pens! They are really great you just have to thicken the polish inside of them!

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