I woke up yesterday morning to the sound of the doorbell ringing; the mailman had brought me this:
It's the Konad Professional Salon Kit!
Case Includes: * 1 Demo Image Plate (263 Designs) M01-M36 * 9 Image Plates (68 Designs) M37-M45 * 19 Special Nail Polishes (10 mL / 0.35 Fl.Oz) * 2 Clear Top Coats (10 mL / 0.35 Fl.Oz) * 1 Base Coat (10 mL / 0.35 Fl.Oz) * 1 Cuticle Oil (10 mL / 0.35 Fl.Oz) * 1 Image Plate Holder * 1 New Stamp * 2 Stamps * 3 Scrapers * 1 One Touch Remover Bottle (185 mL) * 1 Acrylic Stick (Long) * 1 Acrylic Stick (Short) * 9 Different Shapes of Rhinestones (169 Pcs) * 1 Body Glue (1 mL) * 1 2-Way Nail Shine Buffer (Arch) * 1 Emery Board * 1 Nail Trimmer * 1 Tweezer
Special Polish: Black, Black Pearl, Blue, Dark Orange, Dark Purple, Gold, Green, Pastel Orange, Pastel Pink, Pink, Red, Royal Purple, Silver, Sky Pearl, Violet Pearl, White x 2, Wine Red, Yellow
Everything comes in a cute locking silver traincase with a butterfly pattern on it (LOVE IT)
The set usually retails for $437.99, but OCNailArt currently has the kit on sale for $399.99 and there's a 30% off coupon right now as well (joshura). Additionally, she offers free shipping for orders over $20.
For those of you unfamiliar with Konads, Konad is a (somewhat) easy way of putting designs on your nails using a rubber stamp, an etched image plate, and a polish with a thicker, more opaque consistency. Konad sells these in several colors, but you can use certain other regular polishes from other lines as well. (There's a list somewhere, but I don't have it saved)
Here's a watchmen inspired NOTD I did a while back using a design off of plate M21: It's ORLY Moonlit Madness stamped over China Glaze Solar Power and China Glaze Ghoulish Glow top coat. The way I stamped it made it so that in the dark, the splatters were black over glowing nails. The effect was actually pretty cool IMO. These pics were taken with my old cell phone..excuse my cuticles, I hadn't yet oiled up.