Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My nail interest: Konad nail art & gel nails

I have this sudden interest in nails after I stumbled upon a store at Far East Plaza (Singapore) that sells Konad stamping nail art a couple of days ago. I was so excited and very hyped to try it out. So I went ahead and bought a couple of special nail polishes, image plates, stamping tool, etc. 

I am so glad I bought them because it is so fun to use. I did my mum's nails and my own. It is so easy to use. It's like getting your nails done with art work at a faction of a price at home.

As you all know, I am living in Sweden, sadly everything there is freaking expensive. That means I would have to pay 3 times more to get a mani/pedicure done in a salon compared to Singapore. Also, I have realized that Sweden does not carry many brands that other countries have( Kinda backwards with beautry tech/trends). So now that I am in Singapore for vacation, I stock up on things that interest me very much. That way, I will not feel left out with updated beauty trends.

So here is my 1st try with Konad stamping (even added rhinestones to bling up the nail). 

Please forgive the ugly nail polish application. 

Today, I got my gel nails done. I have never tried this ever before. Since I was in the Army for 10 years, I was never allowed to paint and have long nails. It was against the rules and regulations. Thus I would only paint my toe nails as they are always hidden away in army boots.

Now that I am no longer in the Army, I have all the freedom to try out things that I never was allowed do and use before. It's like giving a kid candy. That is how happy I am with my new gel nails.

The good thing with it is that I can paint nail polish over (if I want a change of colour to match my outfit of something). The down side is that I will have to get them touched up by a professional when my nails grow out. I hope this gel nail system is available in Sweden (Uppsala). Fingers crossed!

Here are the pictures.

(for once I feel like my nails look nice! Never really liked my natural nails as they are quite brittle and they never grow long!)

I can't stop looking at my nails. It feels like Christmas with these nails!

Hahaha! I am such a kid sometimes!

Do you guys have any tips on how I should maintain gel nails? I would love to hear them!

Thanks for coming by darlings!

(Have another 7 more days in Singapore before I go back to Sweden! I am going to miss Singapore very much!)


  1. Ha ha trust me - you're nail applications are way better than mine! Have fun w/ the konad stuff.

  2. wow! my DD is a nail polish fan! i am sure she would love this, though she is just 4 years old!

  3. Fun! I am a licensed nail tech/manicurist! One day we will have coffee and do each other's nails! You did a great job!

  4. Those are such rockin' nails, Uma! Happy new year!

  5. wow wow wow!!! Nice nice nice! I love the glitter in the last pic

  6. Hi Uma, just stumbled on yr blog while googling Konad nail art. Just bought it today and totally enjoying it. Already did my nails, 2 daughters and their 2 friends just now. can't wait to try it again in 2 days, new design!

    p.s I know a few other S'porean friends with their other half in Sweden too! Maybe you might know them? I myself am in Holland.

  7. Hey there! Was wondering how much did u buy these for? Cuz im rather interested in them myself and i live in singapore.:) Do reply me at my email at thanks!

  8. Heyy.. may i know which shop at far east did u gtet this from?

  9. This looks amazing!! I love how pretty it is! Really your post is really very good and I appreciate it. You write very well which is amazing. I really impressed by your post. :)

    - Cindy
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