Here are a few attempts on gradient manicure and Konad nail art. The nail look above is an attempt to use the fishnet image in the m57 image plate, which is okay I guess, except that I missed a spot in the corner of my pinkie finger. I am not as adept in using full-nail images as compared to the smaller, daintier images, hence the imperfect look. I love the combination of colors, though. The base polish is a shimmery neutral from Misa called Beautiful. I used Konad Princess Polish in Chocolate over it, which is such a pretty color. I love how understated the whole nail art looks; you can hardly see the image unless you peer closely.
It was my first time to try a gradient (or syrup) nail look, and I made a lot of mistakes, but I was pretty satisfied with my first attempt; it looked pretty decent to me. I used Misa polish in Be My Lover as a base, a beautiful, light milky pink. I freehanded french tips using OPI Designer Series in Signature. Using a miniature pizza slice-shaped sponge which I cut out from a circular one, I carefully dabbed a miniscule amount of Signature onto the sponge and carefully applied it under the french tip going towards the cuticle. I let it dry and applied Orly Smudge Fixer to blur harsh lines, make the color borders seamless and to create a gradient look. I applied a top coat and allowed it to dry, then Konadified it using m20 image plate and Special Polish in White. I liked how dainty the design is. With gradient manicures, I can now fully utilize and appreciate my holo/Designer Series/glitter polishes, because I don't like the idea of bling-blings all over the nail bed. A few sparkles on the tips would be nice, but everything looks garish on me once the whole nail bed is decked with glitter.
Anyways, hope you enjoyed the nail art!