Nail Polish Canada contacted me a little while ago asking if I would like to review one of the new Konad plates that they are now carrying. I picked the m95, since it has whole-nail patterns, which I’ve been wanting to try for a while. Here’s a look at the plate:
These plates are $8.75 each at NailPolishCanada.com.
Now, before I show you my first attempt at using this plate, I want to point out a few things:
1. For stamping, you need a little rubber stamper and a scraper, as well as a plate.
2. Stamping is not as easy as it looks. It take a lot of patience and practice.
3. I am not yet very good as stamping, and far from consistent.
That said, let’s take a look at two of the patterns from this plate:
I think these are absolutely adorable, and the plates seem to be good quality. I have one that’s a cheaper imitation, and the pattern is a bit shallower, so it doesn’t always transfer very well. I think this one will be easier to use overall.
That said, I know from other blogs I’ve seen in the past, and from my own recent experience, that these full-nail designs won’t work for everyone! I don’t have very big nails, but I feel like anyone who has wider, or really long nails would be very disappointed with the results of these plates, since it may not cover your whole nail! For the record, these patterns are about 1.5 cm (~.5 in) wide and 2 cm (~.75 in) long.
Anyways, I’m pretty happy with my plate. If you’re interested, you can find the new plates, and more at http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/categories/konad-nail-art.html, as well as a contest at the top of the page to win the 5 new plates! The contest is, unfortunately, only open to Canadians, with the exception of Quebec. =( The winner will be contacted by Nail Polish Canada when the contest closes September 15, 2013.
Thanks for reading, and good luck to all those who enter! =)