Thursday, December 8, 2011

First snowfall...

you will need:
- base/top coat
- M20 and M59
- Konad special polish in White
- light gold nail polish (OPI 'Glamour game')
- dark glitter polish (China Glaze 'Some Like It Haute')

01. apply base coat *let it dry*
02. paint the light gold polish diagonally
      along one side of the tip of the nail *let it dry
03. paint the dark glitter polish diagonally along
      the tip of the nail on the other side * let it dry
04. paint half of the snowflake designs with the
      Konad special polish in White, scrape and stamp
05. stamp the snowflake along the dark glitter polish
06. continue on all nails or just do a few
07. apply top coat

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Girl From The Future

You will need:
- base/top coat
- light purple nail polish of your choice for the base
I used Nubar 'Twilight Kiss'
- a silver chrome polish
I used China Glaze 'Millennium'
- CM silver glitter
- M65 (swirls)
- Konad special polish in Silver

01. Apply base coat *let it dry
02. There are 2 ways of painting the 2-tone base colours
(you can use clear tape to guide you if necessary)
1. Apply the light purple polish on half the nail *let it dry
2. Apply the light purple polish on the whole nail *let it dry
03. Paint the silver polish on the other half *let it dry
(you can use clear tape to guide you if necessary)
04. Paint half of the swirl design with the special polish in silver
05. Stamp on the 'light purple' half of the nail
06. Paint a thin line of the silver glitter in the middle between the 2 base colours
07. Apply top coat

Done! have fun with this design :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Espresso Lane

You will need:
- Konad Image plate M85
- base/top coat
- Konad special polish in Gold
- Base colour (Shellac 'Fedora')
   You can also use OPI 'Get in the Espresso Lane'

I'll start including instructions only for the more complicated designs :)
This is just one design, so very self explanatory! :)
Have fun! and Happy Thanksgiving for those who are celebrating it this month!

We are also doing Shellac manicures at our Downtown location!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Simply dainty

Base: Cuccio Natural base coat
Colour: OPI 'Totally Forth Worth it' (2 coats)
Design: M20
Stamping colour: Konad special polish in white
Glitter: CM crystal glitter (loose glitter)
Top: Konad special top coat

01. apply base coat
02. apply the colour
03. paint the dandelions in white, scrape off excess, stamp
       (imagine them floating about on your finger nails! make it random)
04. apply some loose glitter to add to the effect
       (sheer glitter polish works just as well!)
05. apply top coat

Under the sea

Base: Cuccio Natural base coat
Colour: OPI 'Swimsuit... Nailed it'
Designs: tip (m45) sakura blossom (m31)
Stamping colours: Konad special polish in silver and white
Tip lining: CM silver glitter
Top: Konad special top coat

01. apply base coat
02. paint the tips of your nails with the blue polish
03. line the bottom of the tip with the silver glitter
04. stamp on the tip design with the Konad special polish in silver
05. paint half of the cherry blossom with the Konad special polish
       in white and stamp it above the silver glitter lining

You don't have to place the flowers on all your nails...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Weddings: Simplicity

You can choose colours that will correlate with
the wedding you are going to be attending :)
you will need:
- M51
- base coat of your choice
- colours of your choice for the tips
- silver glitter (or other colours)
- Konad top coat
- Konad special polish in white (or other colours)

- apply the base coat *let it dry*
- paint the tips *let it dry*
- stamp on the desired flowers, they can be placed randomly or to the side
- apply the glitter polish under the tip
- apple the Konad top coat to protect the design *let it dry*

have fun :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fall for Plaid

you will need:
- base coat
- dark blue nail polish for the tip (OPI 'Russian Navy')
- glitter polish (CM 'purple glitter')
- M60
- Konad special polish in 'pastel purple'
- Konad top coat

01. apply base coat *let it dry*
02. apply the dark blue polish to the tips, try to make it as straight as
possible but no worries! we will fix the line/edge later with the glitter ;)
*let it dry*
03. paint on 1/3 of the plaid design from M60 and stamp it along the tip
04. apply the glitter along the line/edge of the tip
05. apply top coat *let it dry*

a simple, tip design for the upcoming fall season! :)
have fun!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Passion in the Pacific

you will need:
- base coat
- teal/turquoise blue nail polish (China Glaze 'Passion in the Pacific')
- Konad S6 image plate
- Konad special polish in Pastel Purple
- Konad top coat

S6 has never really been a popular plate and I've always wondered
why because I really enjoy the abstract designs. have fun! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cyber Nail Art!

There is a website where you can create your own Konad nail designs :)
it's a lot of fun and you can also customize your nail shape, colour, and many more.

check out the website here:

have fun!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Green Delicious

you will need:
- base/Konad top coat
- M55
- Konad special polish in green
(I used the Princess polish in deep jungle,
but feel free to use other shades or colours!)
- Konad special polish in black for the stem
(feel free to use a different colour for this as well)
- White nail polish for the tip
- silver glitter polish for the lining

Basic Instructions:
- Apply base coat
- Paint the white tip (1/3rd of the nail so that there is room for the apple)
- Paint half of the apple green and the stem black
- scrape off the excess polish
- stamp the apple design along the line of the tip
- add the silver glitter lining
- apply top coat

You can paint your nails in a different colour, but I just used a base coat.

have fun :)
*We are having a small promotion on the image plate until September!
Come in store and tell us your favourite fruit and get the M55 for $5 :)
Weekends only.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sweet Baby Pearls

you will need:
- base/top coat
- Konad special polish in White or Black
- A pastel pink nail colour (China Glaze in 'Something Sweet')
- M63
- pearls or rhinestones *optional
- glitter polish

I've noticed that this feather-like design has
not been used by many people!

and please feel free to use a darker colour for
the design, I know it's very subtle in the photo!

01. apply base coat
02. apply nail colour
03. stamp the design diagonally along the tip
04. paint the tip that is not stamped with
      iridescent glitter or any of your choice
05. apply top coat
06. *optional* apply pearls or rhinestones
       along the top of the design
07. if you don't want the pearls or rhinestones
      to fall off as easily, apply another layer of
      top coat to the nails!

have fun! and sorry for the lack of posts!
I will be posting more during this summer!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sweet Lemonade

you will need:
- M44 and M55
- base/top coat (any brand or from Konad)
- a pastel yellow nail polish for the colour (China glaze 'Lemon Fizz')
- Konad special polish in White
- glitter polish (optional)

1. Stamp the tip design diagonally across your nail (can be in any direction you wish)
2. Paint only half of the lemon slice from image plate M55 and place it above or below the tip design (as seen in the final photo)
3. Feel free to fill in between the lines of the tip design with glitter

This design is really up to your creativity, you don't always have to use the whole fruit. Try combining different designs from different image plates to create a new design =]

have fun =]

Monday, April 18, 2011

China Glaze Crushed Candy

Konad pastel yellow

On top:
China Glaze crackle polish in 'Crushed Candy'

Friday, March 4, 2011

M82 & M83

design from M82                                   design from M83

These are the 2 newest plates from Konad =]

Thursday, February 24, 2011

China Glaze Crackle

The new China Glaze Crackle polishes are now sold in our stores and here are two examples of the White Crackle polish. The Crackle polishes work the same as the OPI shatter polishes.

The colour shown above is the white crackle polish called 'Lightning Bolt'

We have more colours in store (black, grey, pink, purple, and turquoise; Tiffany blue)

A demo video will be up soon!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

DEMO. OPI Shatter polish

China Glaze Crackle Polish with Color Club blue glitter polish

We have the new China Glaze crackle colours in black, grey, white, pink, purple, and turquoise in stores!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This delicate pearl design is great for spring/summer!

you will need:
- base/top coat
- M62
- Konad special polish in White
- pink/purple nail colour
(OPI 'Significant Other Color')

This design is typically used for the tips, but why not stamp it on diagonally along the nails, to create a more organic, delicate pearl necklace design!?

have fun =]

Monday, February 7, 2011

OPI shattered with China Glaze 2030

OPI Shatter polish on top of China Glaze 2030 (gold chrome)