Category Archives: Konad

Some Blue Pigment Frankens

I’m heading south at the end of the month for some blue seas and salty breezes, so I have blue nails on my mind. Though I got rid of a lot of supplies when I moved, I do have quite … Continue reading

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Color Challenge- Pantone 3278

What color is today? It’s a mid-tone green that reminds me a bit of Girl Scout uniforms, but leaning a bit more teal than those. Speaking of Girl Scouts, their Thin Mints have changed formulas. Though they became vegan (yay!), … Continue reading

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Cheeky Beauty XL Stamping Plate Review of “Princess Charming”

I have something fun to show you today- a nail art stamping plate from Cheeky Beauty! These can be bought directly from Cheeky Beauty for around $11, which is a very good deal for such a large plate. The plates are … Continue reading

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Waiting Game

Well, I’m still playing the waiting game. Mr. NTMG is in Singapore waiting for visa papers, and I’ve stayed in the US for an extra week since sitting around was driving us both crazy. I think part of it might … Continue reading

Posted in Blues, Konad, Non-Nail Stuff, NTMG Original Nail Art | Tagged | 5 Comments

Christmas Wrapping

Orly Glitz and Glamour is a pretty orangey gold textured foil, but I can’t get it to apply just right on my nails. I find it takes 3-4 coats to be opaque, and I still have some bald spots. This … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Fierce

No franken for today, just wanted to show my fun weekend mani.  Can’t go wrong with red and leopard print! The red base is OPI Dear Santa, which is a nice color but no more for me (I’m sure you … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Wallpaper

It looks like the rainy season has settled in here in Tokyo…it’s either steaming hot with drizzle, or freezing cold. But I guess it wouldn’t be Asia without a little rain. Today is kind of a gloomy Monday, so I … Continue reading

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We Interrupt The Subway Service For Dessert

As you guys know, I’ve been mixing colors inspired by the Tokyo Subway map, but I have to interrupt myself to show you something very cool: a foiled Konadicure with a homemade cupcake ornament. Lovely Brooke from Getcha Nails Did … Continue reading

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Black Jelly Glitter…The Impossible Dream

I’ve been trying to make a black jelly glitter for the longest time, never with good results. I don’t think there’s enough reflectivity in the black glitter to get a sparkling look- it’s always dense and clumpy. Here was my … Continue reading

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Silver Konad Polish

I’m working through my requests and emails and I really want to thank everyone for your patience! I’ve gotten some emails about Konad metallic stamping polishes in silver and gold. They are problematic for a lot of people, it seems.  … Continue reading

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