Konad m85 ~ New Plate!

    Good morning, Dear Reader!

    I was thinking of what to do for a mani today, and I have an absolute ton of fun stuff to show you at this point (especially since I found some cool Wet n Wild glitter polishes yesterday), but when it came right down to it I did not yet have the heart to remove Winter Sky, the blue from the FingerPaints Merry & Bright Collection.  It's way too pretty and I'm not done enjoying it yet, so I considered what I could add and realized I hadn't yet shown you Konad plate m85, the other new one that WowSoCool sent for review.  Here's their image of the plate so you can see all its patterns.

    Konad Plate m85 Wow So Cool
    Konad Plate m85 from Wow So Cool

    I chose the floral full nail pattern, the one at about eleven o'clock on the plate, with Konad White Princess Polish. I'd planned just an accent nail because I wasn't up for twenty stamps, but I found that the pattern is open enough that it looks fine with a single stamp that has a bit of free space at the top and bottom, so I went for ten stamped nails since that's a much more manageable number.  Some people may disagree with me on whether double stamping should have been done, and that's okay - they're not the one facing the task of lining up twenty stamps!

    I used the Konad multiscraper that I showed you with plate m84, and it was very fast and easy, far more so than a separate scraper and stamper for me.  There were no do-overs or troubles at all, and then I sealed it with Sally Hanson Salon 10 Day Speed Dry (the old SH Salon, not Compete Salon Manicure).  I think it might be my new favorite for Konad.  The 10 Day part of its name is likely accurate - it makes my manis bulletproof, with no chips or tip wear no matter what, but the Speed Dry part is open for debate.  The top coat  itself dries very quickly, but it doesn't dry the polish under it well at all and I've never had a success with it drying polish.  I don't know if I've used it to seal Konad before, but it didn't make even the tiniest smudge on a single nail, and it also has a fantastic shine (that's what I'd repurchased it for), so I think it'll be what I use over most Konad.  Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to see if it works over Konad Black, but maybe not, we'll see.

    After the top coat dried, I went out and took pictures under a cloudlessly sunny sky, and here is my first use of Konad plate m85.

    Konad m85
    Konad Plate m85 over FingerPaints Winter Sky Nail Polish

    I love this pattern!  I have a strong but inexplicable attraction to the full nail patterns that look like wallpaper, and this qualifies as one for me.    Every time I go a little while without using Konad, the next time I use it I wonder why I don't more often because there's not another nail decoration I like quite as much.  The Sally Hansen Salon Effects are in second place, but Konad's lead is pretty strong!

    That's my first Konad m85 manicure and I'm sure there will be many more.  Until next time, Dear Reader, love and nail polish to you!

    All Rights Reserved, Siobhan@The Nailphile. If you're reading this elsewhere, it's stolen from a real nail polish blog.

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