Wednesday, 21 March 2012

CND Shellac Nail Art - Blackpool and Konad Stamping

Whoa! Long time no post! Oh dear I have been slacking!

Well you'll be pleased to hear I am currently manicuring as I post and have a small back log of other CND Shellac manicures to show you. But for now, the look that I have literally just soaked off!

CND Shellac in Blackpool with Konad Stamping in gold.

This started as an experiment, to see how well I could mix Shellac and Konad - and as it turns out, very well indeed! I will DEFINITELY be doing more of this in the future.

So what did I do? Well I applied as I would any normal Shellac manicure - P.E.P, Shellac base coat, 2 coats of Shellac Blackpool. Then after curing the second Blackpool coat, I used my Konad polish in Gold to stamp a swirly design from the M64 plate. I was initially worried that my Shellac top coat would smear the stamp once applied, but Konad polishes dry so quickly, that I shouldn't have worried. I managed to apply top coat and do my final cure without any hassle at all!

So a very elegant result don't you think? I LOVE it and will certainly be trying out a few more stamping designs soon...

Have you tried CND Shellac and Konad together?

*** UPDATE: I've entered into my first Nail art competition too! After doing this stamping design, I saw Enamel Girl's Spring Nail Art Stamping Contest so I had to enter - check out the other designs here.
It's also worth following for some amazing nail posts!


  1. omg I love this desing!
    I'm so jealous that I cannot do the same thing!

    1. Thank you! Of course you can do the same - it will work with any black nail polish and you can get the Konad polish and plates off eBay. It just last longer with Shellac :)

  2. I use Konad with ordinary nail polish and it doesn't look as good as the special Konad one. This design is gorgeous. I need to invest in Konad's sepcial polish.
    I have heard about Shellac and seen it on my friends nails and it looks great, but my nails are to fragile to go underneath the UV lamps :(

    Great blog, I am following xxx

    1. Thank you Sandra! I have to recommend Konad's special polish, it is just so much more pigmented and works much better than normal polish. Worth investing in I think!
      Jem xx

  3. looks lovely against the black, also been loving reading your blog, followed xx


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