TAXI!!


Day 84

Hey guys! I passed out on the couch last night at around 830, so sorry these nails are kinda simple & a bit sloppy, I had to wake up this morning before work and do them! I like the idea, just not the execution so much, it was hard to line up the Konad plate checkered french tip with the freehand white tip without the Konad design drying out before I got it matched up. Y'all get the idea tho. Let's chalk it up to my head weighing about 45 pounds, and my throat feeling like I swallowed emery boards. :)



I used Diamond Cosmetics #319 Lemon Yellow Zest as a base, with China Glaze White on White for the tips, and Zoya Raven applied with Konad Plate m56. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat too, of course. :)

Take care- don't get sick!!

16 comments

  1. Gorgeous!! I can't think of an easier way to do this, either, except possibly to paint the tip design then the body of the nail color...but how to get that perfect arch? I'm not so sure of that one.

    Looks great! Hope you feel better soon!!

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  2. I think it looks quite cool! =)

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  3. you use a lot of yellow... in a good way though.

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  4. I have that Konad plate and would have NEVER thought of of this in a million years. To do the tips you can use those Nailene (I think they're by Nailene) nail strips. Just place them about 1/4 ways down and paint your white tip then Konad in black.

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  5. aha ohmy, this is so ridiculously adorable! i love it

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  6. This is super cute! I'm loving all of the yellow nails you're doing lately - its my favorite colour!

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  7. Ok, I am loving the taxi nails today, super fun and unexpected. I am having a problem with my Konad plates, can anyone help? I just got 57 and 60 and was super excited, but I can not do it correctly!!! Are you supposed to take the paper off the back of it or something? Do you guys use nail polish remover after each time stamping? I did that and after one nail it wouldn't stamp any more! I even watched some of the youtube tutorials and I can't get it! I feel like a tard, did anyone else have a problem getting the hang of this?!?!

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  8. Schwab- I had a lot of the same problems too when I first got the plates. Are you using konad polishes or others? I found that I really had to play around in different polishes in order to get one that was stamping well. Also some do require that you clean after every stamp and some don't. I suggest you visit Emerald Sparkled's blog where she has some konad do's and don'ts that really helped me. But aside from that just keep practicing because I don't think anyone is good at it the first few times.

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  9. I love this, one of my favorites of yours so far!

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    http://yougotnail.blogspot.com

    :)

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  10. Amazing job! Love it....wonder if it would make it easier to hail cabs.

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  11. Niki! Thanks for the tips, Emerald Sparkled's blog totally helped me out and I am finally rocking the cheetah nails!

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  12. SO FREAKING CUTE>>>>I HAD TO KONADIKLONE IT!!!!!

    1) are you kidding me with all your cleaver ideas. so hope you dont mind me STEALING your idea. I did it tonight and cant wait to blog it....please check it out tomorrow.

    2)schwab- use PURE ACETONE...not the fancy bottle figure shape, the real stuff! wipe your plate and stamper after each nail.

    3) i see what you mean about the line up for the tip. I actually used this pattern in the middle of most my nails and only the tip on the thumb. My trick, was to paint the yellow base. konad the tip with a NON KONAD white to leave a "ghost" outline so i knew where to freehand the white. Then I followed with the black check. it worked out well. I liked the idea about using the tip guides, yu could remove them after the konading? but i have never had patience with those...not much luck eitheer.

    thanks for the silly and DARLING nails here & again.

    great-truely great designs....that's the hardest part, the inventive idea part. I love it. Bet you scrap book too? Like you, I like to to pastries and work with fondant and gum paste. its all so much fun -to work with the hands!

    konaddict.blogspot.com
    :)

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