A Fruity Manicure
Over the past few months I’ve had three posts about Konad Nail Stamping. Not that long ago I had a mini-haul and got a bunch of new plates and some new Konad Special Nail Polishes. From that haul, one of the plates I was dying to try was the m55 stamping plate with a bunch of fruit designs on it. I thought this was just too cute and couldn’t pass it up when I saw it. Wouldn’t you say that it’s the perfect time of year to be sporting fresh fruit on your finger tips!?!?
The m55 plate from Konad has the following nail designs:
- a bunch of Grapes
- a slice of Watermelon
- a cluster of Blueberries
- a couple of Strawberries
- a slice of Citrus (could be lime, lemon or orange depending on the colour you choose to paint it)
- and half a kiwi
This was my first time using the nail stamping plates where I had to use multiple colours of nail polish on the same design. I wasn’t sure how well that would work out…but it was surprisingly easy.
Want to know how?? Let’s get started with the picture tutorial!
- Select a base colour of nail varnish for your nails. Because I knew I was going to do multi-coloured fruit, I chose to use a white nail polish so I could have a blank canvas. After all, I wanted the focus of this manicure to be on the fruit, not the base. For this step, I used Paper Mache nail polish from Fingerpaints (available at Sally Beauty Supply).
- Let your base colour dry completely! If your nails aren’t completely dry, when you push down on your nail with the stamp you might smear your base.)
- Next, lay your plate flat on a piece of paper towel and be sure to have your scraper, stamper and a cotton ball ready (your cotton ball should have some nail polish remover on it).
- Using your Konad Special Nail Polishes, paint the designs in the colours you want your fruit. You can see my example picture here for the blueberry design:
- Next, you want to grab your scraper and hold it at a 45 degree angle to the plate. Swiftly swipe the extra polish off the plate. This will leave a little bit of polish in the grooves of the design leaving you something that looks like this:
- Quickly press the stamp down onto the design, transferring the design to your stamp.
- Now, you want to either press, or roll the stamp across the surface of your nail. This will transfer the design from the stamp to your nail.
- Grab your cotton swab, wipe clean the scraper, stamp and nail plate.
- Repeat for all nails.
So tell me, what do you think of this Fruity Manicure??? Do you have a favourite Konad nail plate you like to use for stamping?
Thanks for reading!
Please check out my full Konad Nail Tutorial here.