Friday, April 27, 2012

China Glaze Dance Baby and Konad M88

Hi readers! Today I have some stamped zebra print tips! Honestly I usually avoid using tip designs because I always have a difficult time centering the image perfectly. I doubt I'm the only one in that boat, but I did my best! Here I used China Glaze's Dance Baby, painted my tips with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On, and then stamped using Konad M88 in Konad Black. I added some L.A. Colors Art Deco Silver Glitter.

Just like all other Konad plates I have used, the images from Konad M88 came out crisp and picked up easily. The only difficulty I ran into was stamping the images crooked. The image is very curved for a tip design, but I found an easier way to stamp straight. To avoid stamping crooked, I didn't pain the every ends of the image and painted straight across bottom of the U-shape. This way when I picked up the image, it was not so curved and it was easier to center the image on my nails. This image plate is available at Nail Polish Canada along with tons of other Konad stamping products.

***This product was sent for review***

Monday, April 23, 2012

OPI Black Onyx and Bundle Monster 207

Hi loves! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Today I have some multicolored chrome stamping! I used OPI Black Onyx and stamped using BM 207 in China Glaze Cherish, China Glaze Emotion, and China Glaze Adore. The China Glaze polishes are from their Romantique collection and they all work great for stamping. P.S. Who else is having difficulty getting used to the new Blogger? So far I don't like it =| My post was blank after I saved it and had to do it all over again. Boo.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Essie Go Overboard and Konad M69

Goodmorning! Sorry for being MIA this week. Nursing school has been sucking up all my time! Today I have a mani I did really quick while doing swatches with Essie's Go Overboard Collection. I used Essie Go Overboard and stamped using Konad M69 in China Glaze Passion. It's simple, but I think it looks kinda classy! 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Essie Play Date and Konad M77

Hey lovelies! Quick post today. I did this a couple weeks ago when I was swatching Essie's Go Overboard Collection. I used Essie Play Date and stamped using Konad M77 in Konad White. I added some glitter to the center of the flowers using L.A. Colors Art Deco in Silver Glitter. I'm not crazy about purple, but I LOVE this purple!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rawr! Wild stamping with Konad Q1

Hi readers! I have a very colorful mani to show you all today. I did a similar one here last year. The base colors I used are all from Color Club's Poptastic Collection: Age of Aquarius, Edie, Chelsea Girl, Koo-Koo Cachoo, Almost Famous, Twiggie, Puccilicious, and Almost Famous. I stamped using Konad Q1 in Konad Black. It was a bit time consuming, but it was well worth it because I loved how it turned out!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy 1 Year Blogiversary to HeartNAT!

Hi everyone! The day has finally came--my blog's first birthday! Yay! It has been such a wonderful experience to become a part of the nail polish blogging community & I'm happy to share it with so many lovely followers! I truly appreciate each and every one of my followers! I'm excited for what this next year will bring =] I really wanted to have a giveaway for this today, but I'm kinda waiting for a particular collection to come to my nail store before I announce it so keep an eye out for that! Thank you thank you thank you all again!! Now without further ado, here are some messy newbie manicures I did before I started blogging. Checkout my embarrassing hand poses, my not so great stamping, my dry cuticles, and my tomboy short nails lol. Enjoy =]

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Water Marble

Happy Easter loves! I couldn't decide what I wanted to do for Easter nails so I decided to do a water marble. It came out very uniform--success! I used a base of China Glaze White Out and marbled with O.P.I. Did It On 'Em, O.P.I. Fly, and O.P.I. Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj Collection. They worked really well to marble with! I was going to use pastel colors, but I figured for all the work it takes to do a full water marble mani, I want colors that pop. Hope everyone has a great Easter!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Essie Go Overboard Collection Swatches

Hi everyone! I got Essie's Go Overboard Collection a couple months ago and I never got around to playing around with them until this week since I'm on Spring Break so here they are! This is one of Essie's Spring 2012 collections and it consists of 3 polishes. Swatches are shown with 2 coats and no topcoat.

L to R: Go Overboard, Play Date, & Armed and Ready

Go Overboard

Play Date. My favorite of the three!

Armed and Ready

Monday, April 2, 2012

China Glaze White Out with Konad Q1

Hi everyone! I have a sweet mani to show you today with my new Konad Q1 plate. I got my plate here from Cesars Shop for those of you who will be dying to get it after seeing this post. I got it a few weeks back, but I waited to use it because I didn't want to "waste" it and come up with something ugly or rushed lol. Anyways, I absolutely loved how this turned out. I wanted to use a couple other colors but my Insta-Dri's that I use for stamping were drying quicker than my Konad polishes so I cut it down to four colors. I used China Glaze White Out as a base and stamped using Konad Q1 in Konad Psyche Pink, Konad Yellow, Konad Sky Pearl, and Konad Princess Apple Green.