Rhinestones, Nail Art, and Konad!

It’s an EXPLOSION of new things!

My order came in!  And the lady gave me four things for free!  I had ordered the two rhinestone wheels and the black and white Konad special nail polish.  But the I got a free L.A. Colors Rapid Dry Top Coat, free minin silver rhinestones (on the bottom left), some interesting bead tattoos (the butterflies), and a free package of some stick on nail art.

I took pictures of all of them!  And close up pictures for you all to see exactly what I got.  If you care. Lol.

These are round-shaped (the normal kind) rhinestones.  These are pretty large, but that is what I’ve been looking for.  I’m excited to use these!

These are my heart-shaped rhinestones!  I’m REALLY excited to use these.  I’ve never had any fun-shaped rhinestones.  I always just had the round ones.  So, expect lots of designs using these heart rhinestones!

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This was a freebie!

I probably wouldn’t have bought this if I saw it in a store.  Mainly because it’s stick on nail art.  I don’t like stick on things because usually they look cheap and tacky.  BUT!  I like these!  But instead of sticking it to my nail, I remove the clear sticky part, and apply the rhinestone/design to my nail with a clear coat.  Oh!  By the way, this is from L.A. Colors.

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Konad Special Nail Polish!  I never really used Konad because 1.) I was bad at it, 2.) The only special nail polish color I had was silver, 3.) I have very few design plates.  Well, I’ve practiced and have gotten a lot better and I am now the proud owner of two more colors of special nail polish, which will let me give variety to the designs.  I didn’t get anymore plates.  😦  I want to, and I think I will in the future.  I just don’t have any new ones now.

This was another freebie!  It’s slightly ironic that I JUST got a new dry fast top coat.  But hey, now I have another one.  It’s a different brand.  Maybe I’ll do a review, comparing L.A. Colors Quick Dry Top Coat with my Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

But just by looking at the two clear coats, I know that L.A. Colors Quick Dry Top Coat is more liquidy, like water, while Seche Vite is thicker.

I’ll have to try this out and see how good it is. 🙂

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Another freebie!  I have to say, these are my favorite kind of rhinestones.  They’re small, silver, elegant, and overall perfect!

I really should get more of this size.

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This was a freebie as well. Lol.  Let me start by saying this doesn’t go on your nails.  The butterflies are as big as my entire thumb nail.  And on the back it says “For skin, cloth, or accessory items.”

It seems kind of random to throw this in, but whatever.  It was free.

This product is some kind of “bead tattoo” that I have no idea what I’m going to do with.  Lol.  But it’s pretty, so I’m sure I’ll find a home for it somewhere.

I’m sure you can guess whether or not I had a good day. Lol.  Expect to see all these products used (except the butterflies) in the near future!

♥ ☮

~LinZ

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Vintage Nails

As I promised in my post, What’s Coming Soon, here is my Vintage Nail Design!

Products Used:

  • O.P.I:  You Don’t Know Jacques!
  • Konad Special Nail Polish:  Silver

The best thing about this design is that it is SO simple, but it has a really nice look about it.  When I was made the design, I wasn’t trying to make a vintage look, but when it was ll done, I looked at it and thought “vintage” described the style perfectly!

This photo on the left shows the silver flowers better. 🙂

To make this design, I started with three coats of “You Don’t Know Jacques!” and waited for it to dry. If you want to know more about this color, click my Review for it.

Then I used the Konad Special Nail Polish in silver, and using a flower design, I stamped on the silver flowers.

After applying the Konad polish, I made sure to wait until it was dry before putting on the top coat because other wise the flower designs will smear. Especially with the silver polish because then the base color (You Don’t Know Jacques!) will have a silver shimmer to it.  Unless that’s the look you’re going for!

And here are some more photos!

What’s kind of funny is that when I first did this design, I actually wasn’t too crazy about it.  But then it warmed up to me.  And then I really started loving it.  That happens to me a lot.  Or the reversal, when I like something and then I slowly start disliking.  That happens a lot, too. LOL.

I hope everyone in the U.S. enjoys Labor Day Weekend, and everyone else in the world, enjoy your weekend!

♥ ☮

~LinZ