Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Konad plate - M86

*Sorry for the repeat! Since there was little interest in doing a giveaway I took down the previous post but wanted to share my review by itself.

I was fortunate enough to be given one of the newest Konad nail stamping plates to review by!

The three new plates are all French tip designs, but this time they give you five different sizes of the same design so you can can get the perfect curve on each finger (there's also a bonus lace design in the center of each plate). I chose M86, which features a deep curve, while M87 and M88 have a normal curve and are patterned with animal prints.

I thought this plate would work great not only for French tips, but also for the crescent moon manicures I've been seeing a lot of lately. I haven't seen anyone use them that way so I was excited to try both!

Konad M86 nail stamping

Without any practice stamping French tips, alignment was a bit of a challenge, but that is something that just gets better with practice. I also had not tried a plate with such a large area of solid color. At first I was ending up with a bald patch in the center again & again, but then I tried scraping from the outside-in and that solved the problem.

Aligning the stamper for the crescent moon manicure was a lot easier. I know that there is usually a small gap between the stamp and your cuticle, so for these I dabbed a little polish right at the base of the cuticle before stamping & it seemed to work well.

You can see NailPolishCanada's full range of Konad supplies here. It looks like they have a huge selection! I only wish the plates were a little clearer in the photos.

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