Okaaaay, yeah it’s June now. And I’ve been super super duper slack these past few weeks. I blame not having daylight hours to do photos. My camera is a crappy little ancient point-and-shoot and it does horrible things with the artificial lighting in our house. Anyway, I have a LOT to catch up on, so please bear with me! You’ll be seeing quite a few nasty photos, that are also relatively old. I’m sure you’ll all survive though. Hopefully soon my work schedule will be changing and I’ll feel more inspired. It’s hard to be excited about blogging when you’re not feeling inspired.
Anywhooo, last month I made an order at the online nail art supply store Meliney because I desperately wanted to try some Konad and they are ridonk expensive here in NZ and on NZ websites. I came across the Meliney store through Youtube while watching endless screeds of nail art videos! Score! Wasting time on Youtube pays off! If you’re interested, the Meliney Youtube channel is here, they upload new nail art designs every week using supplies available from the store.
I’m pretty impressed with the service from Meliney. Everything was well packaged and exactly what I ordered, reasonable prices, and a wide range! Also, they ship from Australia and get here pretty darn quick (ordered Wednesday, shipped Thursday, arrived Saturday), with free shipping once your order hits a certain amount. Score!
I took the pluuunge~ Check out my first order! (There’s a second order to share later this week too 😉 )
Yaaaaay things! I shall point out the buffer and the rhinestone-picking pencil in the back now, because I forgot to take a close-up pic of them. Ha!
After Ami sent me those microbeads, I developed quite a crush on them. So I bought a nail wheel filled with pretty coloured microbeads! (I’ll be sharing my first tries with the microbeads later on – something to look forward to).
Some pre-sliced Fimo flowers~
Some not-sliced Fimo fruit sticks ^_^
Dotting tooooools! Something every nail fiend should have in her arsenal.
Some leetle detailing brushes. I love these! I plan on ordering more soon 😀
…And of course the main course, Konad! I didn’t much fancy the Konad special polish because I have so many bottles already in the same colours. So I opted to make do with my own polishes, and bought the scraper and stamper by themselves.
…With some plates obviously. This is m73.
And s9. So cuuute!
*happy sigh* I’m loving all my nail art supplies. Yesterday I even got ambitious and attempted painting Totoro characters… I’ll share that one with you later, despite the fact that I’m truly an awful artist. Patterns and designs, yes I’m fine. But drawing characters? Nup. Maybe one day I’ll get better… But I doubt it. I’m a musician by art, not an artist 😉
Anyway here’s the first thing I did with the Konad. Note completely FIRST time trying stamping, so excuse the noobness. I’m getting much better already!
2 coats China Glaze Pelican Gray, with Santee Black for stamping. Design is from plate m73.
Those of you on Facebook would have seen these a while ago. Just goes to show how much I haven’t been lying about needing to get my crap together about blogging! Eeek!
I’ll figure myself out soon. Until then, I hope you enjoyed seeing my totally awesome haul. I know I’m enjoying playing with it! And all the other things I’ve bought since this order. Hmm.
Until next time!