Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday NOTD - Getting the Hang of Konad

Hello everyone!!!!! *waves excitedly* I'm back! Woohoo! I finished my very first semester of graduate school (officially) last Wednesday! BUT one of my profs is letting our class take Incompletes so that our papers are not due until Jan. 10. So I still have a paper to work on, but it's only 1 paper and there's no other reading to worry about . :) Phew! I made it, guys!!! I won't know my grades until (at the earliest) Jan. 4, but most likely I won't know until 2nd semester starts. EEK!

So now that I'm not stressing like a fiend, I decided to do a holiday mani! I just got my first Konad materials a few weeks ago but didn't have time to play with it until this weekend. This mani is 3 coats of Essie Lollipop, a pretty bright red/verging on orange jellish creme, and 1 coat of Nicole by OPI Winter Glitterland. Scrangie has some awesome swatches of both of these colors.

Then I used Konad plate M12 for the bell and the candy cane.

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I'm looking forward to more regular posts during my winter break! I'm still working though so I can't necessarily spend all day every day swatching, though I wish I could. :( I'm also planning on doing a post about my new treatment regimen, which has turned out better than I could have expected, as evident by my newly long nails!!!

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gildedangel said...

That looks great!

Brooke said...

I love the candy cane :) I used that one just last week - it is so cute!

mKat said...

This looks lovely! What a gorgeous job!

Congrats on being done your first semester. Enjoy your break. :)

(I still have two papers to write...and thus I am not enjoying any blog time.) :P

hiromix said...

omgosh the candy cane konad is SO cute~!
i wish i could put it on my pinky :) with the red it looks perfect!

Lucy said...

Very pretty manicure. I'm glad you made it. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about grade wise. Your nails do look amazing.

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