06 August 2013

Konad Plate M94 Review from Nail Polish Canada (and Giveaway!)

Today, I have a review of one of the new Konad stamping plates from Nail Polish Canada. I've heard great things about this site and I am not disappointed! Since I'm from New Jersey, I figured it would take a while for this to ship, but it got to me surprisingly quickly!

Anyway, here is the plate M94 -

You can find this stamping plate here. I have to say, I love all these designs. I think I could use them all! But I decided to go for the cartoony flowers for my review.

I used Pipe Dream Polish Life Divine on all my nails except for my detail nail, which was a base of Essie Rock the Boat. I stamped using OPI Unfor-Greta-bly Blue. (You can buy Pipe Dream Polish here.)

I loved the look of my detail nail so much that I decided to take off the other polish and do all my nails the same way!

Doesn't this look cool? I love Konad plates because they are etched really deep, making it easy for your design to pick up. I used to have a lot of trouble stamping when I first started, but I find it to be a lot easier. Here are a few tips:

1. Use top coat on your nail before you stamp. This way, if you make any mistakes, you can do a quick swipe with some remover and it won't take off the polish under the top coat.
2. Use this stamper. I used to use the double sided stamper, and it was much more difficult to use! I find that the smaller one picks up better and is easier to handle.
3. Always clean your plates and your scraper when you are done. If you leave your scraper dirty, it might mess up future stamping attempts!
4. My general rule is to stamp darker color onto lighter color, and for stamping, always use a color that can be opaque in one coat.
5. ALWAYS make sure your nails are COMPLETELY dry before you stamp! Otherwise, you'll just smudge the whole nail.

Hope these tips are helpful. Any questions? Ask 'em here!

BONUS: Nail Polish Canada is hosting a giveaway! You can win all five of the new Konad stamping plates. Unfortunately, this is for Canadian customers only. All you have to do is enter your email address here (click the yellow text) and you are automatically entered. The giveaway runs until September 15th. Make sure you read the rules before you enter!

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