Friday, 21 January 2011

Konad Stamping, Not Gonad Stamping

Had a horrible, horrible craving for a cigarette today and was nicely distracted by the departure of Andy Coulson, and the arrival my Konad Kit from Blush Cosmetics. Hurray! And despite my hands shaking like my neighbour's wooden fence, I made some pretties instead of playing Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper.

I shakily applied a few coats MUA Shade 1 (nice deep blue with a blue shimmer, quite yummy and £1 a bottle), and prepared to stamp. I practised for a while on some paper with cheap and cheerful polish and got annoyed as I just couldn't get the hang of it. However, I found some helpful advice on Laquerized and Emerald Sparkle, and once I got the hang of stamping the paper, I went for the nails. By the time I'd done the light had mostly gone so the picture is a bit rubbish (which is quite good as it's hard to see where I've smudged it and cocked it all up. You can see where I haven't cleaned up, though).

My particular kit was £14.99 from Blush Cosmetics in the UK, and they sell a variety of different kits and plates and polishes. You can also find the kits and accessories on eBay and other online shops.