Nail Art: Argyle Konadicure Using Nubar Indigo Illusion & Konad Image Plate m60

Nubar Indigo Illusion Swatches Argyle Konadicure SwatchesI’m a big fan of argyle, so even though it’s typically associated more with fall, I have no qualms about sporting it into the summer. Wear what you want whenever you want. That’s my nail-polish philosophy.

Surprisingly, I hadn’t tried the argyle pattern from the Konad m60 Image Plate. With all the plates I have, I probably overlooked it, but it’s no longer neglected!

Here, I’ve done an Argyle Konadicure with the incredible Nubar Indigo Illusion, which is a multichrome that I wore for the first time!

Really love this combination, and I thought up another neat idea that I may try to execute soon. Keep your eyes peeled on Swatch And Learn for it!

Argyle Konadicure Swatches

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Nubar Indigo Illusion Swatches Argyle Konadicure Swatches


Nubar Indigo Illusion Swatches Argyle Nail Art


Nubar Indigo Illusion Argyle Konadicure Swatches


Konad m60 Nail Art with Nubar Indigo Illusion Swatches

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Nubar Indigo Illusion Argyle Konad Image Plate m60 Swatches

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Konad m60 Image Plate Review Konadicure Swatches

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Konad m60 Konadicure Swatches

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Nubar Indigo Illusion Swatch Konadicure

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Konad Image Plate m60 Konadicure Swatches & Review

Flash (Wowzers, this picture turned out HUGE!)

Nubar Indigo Illusion Swatch Argyle Nail Art

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Konad Image Plate m60 Picture

Konad Image Plate m60

Konad Image Plate m60 Review (Argyle)

I’m totally biased because I love argyle. But thank goodness the pattern worked out well. It was easy to pick up. I did this Konadicure in a hurry and I wasn’t being careful at all. So it’s a true testament to the quality of the engraving that it turned out well on the nail.

Since I really enjoyed wearing this argyle pattern, I’ve thought up another fun look I can do with it. Hopefully it turns out as well as I’m envisioning it in my head. Watch for it in a future post. 🙂

Key Notes

Konad Tutorial: Check out my Konad Tutorial for step-by-step written instructions & visual aids to make nail stamping easier!

What I Used to Create This Look:


Are you a fan of argyle even though we’re heading into summer? Don’t you just love Nubar Indigo Illusion and multichrome nail polish in general? What are some Konadicure designs you’d like to see on Swatch And Learn?


8 thoughts on “Nail Art: Argyle Konadicure Using Nubar Indigo Illusion & Konad Image Plate m60

  1. Marta

    I really like this manicure!!! I’ve been eyeing indigo illusions for a while now… And your closeup where the light purple shimmer shows through makes me want it even more!!!! Such a pretty colour and nicely accessorized with the stamp. 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Thanks so much. 🙂 You should definitely get it – it’s a special color, indeed. And Nubar actually brought it back because of the demand for it. I think it’s fun how at certain angles, you also see green. Kinda like a hidden surprise for the wearer!

      I’m actually going to post a separate review with swatches of Nubar Indigo Illusion by itself really soon, so come back to check it out.

      Have you tried any other Nubar polishes? I highly recommend them because they often have unique and bold shades. Plus the formula is usually spot-on.

  2. Kee

    Maaaaaarrryyyyyyy!!!! I so want that Nubar polish!!!!! *drool* How cud I not see that?!?! Gotta go back to our special place!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Reena!

      Yeah, argyle tops are my favorite in the fall – they can look really funky or really classy, depending on the color combination.

      I actually reviewed Nubar Indigo Illusion by itself today so you can see the multichrome better without the Konadicure covering it up:

      No, I haven’t tried newspaper nails yet, but I did try the same technique with Archie comics:

      Have you tried newspaper nails?

  3. Kristine

    Nubar Indigo Illusion looks like a polish I need in my life! It really goes well with the argyle print. I’ve tried konading once before, but it didn’t come out so nice…definitely nothing close to yours, haha. This is gorgeous! 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kristine!

      Yes, that colour is incredible by itself, but when you stamp over it, it really is a ‘pow design’…haha!

      Don’t give up – keep trying to stamp! 🙂 It seriously just takes a few practices and then you’re golden. I’m not a professional and there are lots of other people who have WAY more experience than I do. Just remember that it doesn’t have to come out perfect. You just have to like it and have fun with it. 🙂 That’s what I tell myself when I smudge a design. The imperfections make the design have a more human touch anyway. 🙂


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