February 05, 2013

casino themed nail art

Recently I was set a little challenge by Ladbrokes to come up with my very own casino themed nail art, whilst a betting site has virtually no relevance to a beauty blog I couldn't resist having the excuse of getting creative with my nails. I'm no stranger to painting my nails lots of different shades but I very rarely get arty with them, which is a bit of a shame really and as a beauty blogger I should hang my head in shame.

I was sent a Konad stamping kit to have a go with (including a casino themed nail plate) and spent most of the night getting the hang of it properly. Firstly you have to paint on the polish to the plate, making sure to fill all the gaps of the design and then use the scraper at just the right angle and level of pressure to scrape away the polish from around the design in one stroke. Secondly you need to stamp over the paint gently and then roll the transfer over your nail with care and precision. I am one of the most clumsy people that you could ever meet so to have worked out a method of using the kit properly is nothing short of a miracle for me. Lining up the stamper with your nail is the trickiest part and it's pretty much a guessing game as to where the polish will transfer onto your nail.

All said and done I really enjoyed creating a nail look with the inspiration of the casino and would love to have a go at doing more of this kind of thing for my blog. I will put up a tutorial post soon of how to use the Konad kit for anyone interested.

KONAD RED NAIL POLISH | CHINA GLAZE 'KIWI COOL-ADA' | MODELS OWN 'EMERALD CITY' | KONAD CASINO THEMED NAIL PLATE

5 comments:

  1. Looks amazing but sounds really complicated! Would love to see a video tutorial :) The green Model's Own polish is amazing!!

    Nicola xo - Babbles About Beauty blog

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  2. The nails look amazing! The process sounds like a LOT of faffing though! xx

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  3. They look really effective but it sounds a bit too fiddly for me, I too am very, very clumsy!!

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  4. I followed your blog instantly after seeing these nails! They are gorgeous! :O xx

    beadsof-jade.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love this glitter polish!

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