Sunday, March 11, 2012

Konad M85 + Essence A Lovely Secret & Space Queen

Good evening everyone! Today I'm going to show you yet another stamping mani with my Konad M85 plate from Nail Polish Canada.

This mani ended up a little crazy but I really liked it at the end!

It started with 2 coats of Essence - A Lovely Secret.
I love these little Essence Colour & Go polishes, they are very inexpensive and the formula is fantastic on all the ones I have. (I wish I had them all. All 99! I'm really trying to find Glisten Up and Pool Party!)

This polish is really cool because not only is the color really nice, there is this cool speckled look to it! And on top of that, pink shimmer. I believe this color is available everywhere Essence is sold right now.

I added a coat of Essence - Space Queen for some iridescent sparkle!

I love the way this sparkles.

Now for the stamping - lots of it!

I first stamped using Kleancolor Metallic Pink and Metallic Purple.
But they didn't show up as much as I wanted so I restamped using black.
So, most nails have the same image in purple and then in black, while my accent nail has the full nail image in pink, and then the star in purple and black.
It created a really cool effect I think!

I experienced a but of shrinkage on my middle finger (I believe Space Queen would be the culprit) so I filled it in with the base color, so please excuse that little eyesore, haha.

This full nail image reminds me of a kaleidoscope or something. I bet it would be cool to stamp the same thing several times with different colors over white! I'll add that to my idea list.

See you guys tomorrow with a cool surprise! ;)

Plate sent for review.


  1. Whew! There is a lot going on with that manicure. But I love it! Very cool idea.

  2. Mmmm lots happening but it works so nicely! Just adore the colors <3

  3. i just bought a lovely secret but haven't had a chance to use it...too many nail polishes and not enough fingers haha

  4. Love it! I just bought A Lovely Secret and can't wait to use it! Looks fantastic on you.
    I think that kaleidiscope effect would look really interesting! Can't wait to see you try it out :)

  5. This new polish is perfection and in my opinion it doesn't need any extra glitters or stamping

  6. A Lovely Secret is so pretty! Beautiful swatches :)

  7. unfortunately you won't find neither Glisten up nor Pool Party... they don't sell these shades any more, especially where essence just came! maybe you can swap with someone :))) glisten up is really gorgeous and this manicure is also great