Finally I did a mani that I had in my mind for quite some time now. Ladybugs …
N.Y.C. – Big Apple Red Creme – 2 coats
Konad Special polish – black
Essence – High Shine Topcoat
Oh well, the idea was great and so was the execution. At least until I put on a coat of top coat, which made a mess. I hate when that happens. And that always happens with Konad Special polishes. I think it’s time, to get that Konad top coat. Does it really help? Do you have any experience with it?
And what am I supose to do with my ladybugs? Aaaaaaaaaaaangry!
27 thoughts on “Ladybugs and why I don’t like Konad special polishes”
i have konad top coat and i havent use it.. LOL :haha: hmmm… i’ll try to use it and let u know if it will lessen the smudging of the design… im using seche and i like it….i think correct brush stroke will really lessen the smudging of the SP… merry xmas Maja!!! :wub:
Thank you, thriszha! Please, let me know, how it works with Konad special polishes. ;)
I use L.A. Colors Nail Art Deco Lacquers quite often for stamping in lieu of Konad special polishes. Best part is that I can find them at a local dollar store and swap meet for a dollar a bottle as well! You can go to their site and local retail locations will be mailed to you if you provide necessary data. :biggrin:
Thank you for your comment! I’ll definitely check them out!
Love those adorable ladybugs. I would use the polish that is made to go with the kit. I think you would get the best results.
I don’t konad that much but my experience is that you shouldn’t brush that much over the konadicure when you put you top coat over it. I think one, max. 2 brushstrokes over the special polish. That way it doesn’t bleed that much
You are right, but that doesn’t work for me when I use regular top coats. So… Konad top coat… Thank you for your comment!
The ladybugs are cute! I’m not a huge fan of the special polishes either. I’ve let them dry fr 10-15 minutes and they still smear when I add top coat. I’ve used Seche, Out The Door and Zoya Armor with it and same result each time. Grr.
The same with me. I waited for at least 10 minutes and you see what happened. Grrrrrrrrr! I guess, we both need Konad top coat. LOL
I use the Konad topcoat every time I stamp. It will pretty much stop smearing. It’s great for securing rhinestones too! I use either CND Air Dry or Diamont over top of that since the Konad topcoat doesn’t self-level.
Thank you for your advice! I always admire your konadicures and your nails. <3
the manicure is still super cute:) I also recommend konad special top coat, or you use your regular top coat after a while, when the image is really well dried, but you have to use it quite a lot, so you don’t touch the image with the brush:=)
Thank you for your advice, unsu! I waited for at least 10 minutes before putting the top coat on. Maybe/Probably I just didn’t have enough polish on my brush… But I guess Essence top coat also isn’t jelly enough… I try not to touch the images with the bristles but if the polish isn’t jelly, that’s a bit difficult. Oh well.. I really need Konad top coat, don’t I? LOL
I have it and use it. It’s okay but right after it dries I use my Seche Vite over it. Thats probably overkill but SV is shinier to me.
L, thank you for your comment! We love shiny nails, don’t we?! LOL
Ah what a shame it smudged! It’s a really cute look.
I have the konad top coat and I swear by it for going over the top of konad special polishes. It doesn’t smudge them at all.
Thank you! Konad top coat went straight to top of my wish list. The smudged prints drive me crazy! That’s why I rarely use Konad special polishes.
this is so cute….i found this link through Trincess (emerald sparkle):haha:
Bom jaz danes sprobala Konadov nadlak in bom postala :) bomo vidli kaj bo nastalo ….
ooooo :stars: :wub: :wub:
Zakaj pa noče mojega imena pokazat? Hmmm…
Hvala za komentar, Rabarbara! To se tudi jaz sprašujem… bomo poskušali ugotoviti. ;)
Obožuje pikapoke, tako simpatične so :silly:
Drugače pa se to tudi meni kdaj zgodi, tako da tudi premišljujem o nakupu Konadovega nadlaka.
Ah, meni je hitrosušečih nadlakov škoda za takšne reči. :blush: Si pa mislim, da zna biti G2G fajn, ker je gelast in s čopičem ne prideš do vzorčka. Tale Essence, ki ga sicer uporabljam za čez nail art, pa ni gelast in zato spacka te Konadove lake – ostalih pa ne.
Jaz čez vse nanašam Essiejev Good to Go pa se mi nič ne spaca. :whistle: