I have been very intrigued with a new form of nail design. It's very simple , but it does take practice to get it just right. It's Nail Stamping. I had purchased a Konad stamping plate about 4 months ago, played with it a little and put it away. I then bought the Monster Bundle Plates from Amazon.com. I really like the designs, but I must say that the Konad Plates are superior to the MB Plates. The MB plates are not as deeply etched, so that is probabley the reason that they don't imprint that well. The Konad plates are alot more deeply etched and come out great! (oh and alot more expensive per plate) I decided that we just needed to play with the new plates, so I did a basic fill on my friend Rhonda. (Note: This is her first fill with me, she is letting her previous acrylic grow out and I am doing gel on her now)
Doesn't she have pretty hands? I think her nails and her cool zebra desgn came out great! I used a nailart striper black polish by Art Deco (I think I got it at the Dollar Tree) for the design. The other black polish I had wasn't working very well and it needs to be kind of thick. They sell speicial (expensive) polish for the stamping, but you can just play with and trying different polishes, until you find one that works. I have ALOT of polish, so that isn't very hard to do.
Her top hand pinkie is stamped with the MB16 Plate (Monster Bundle) as you can see it is not that dark, but I did the rest of her nails with M57 (Konad Plate) and we really liked it! I used the same polish on both plates and the Konad plate did much better. Since I have the new Monster Bundle plates I will have to figure out which polish works well with these new plates. I will be posting more as I figure this out. This is my new nail addiction!