“Butterfly in the sky. I can go twice as high! Take a look. It’s in a book. A reading rainbow!” (Couldn’t help but make a nerdy Reading Rainbow reference. Who else remembers watching that show as a kid?)
Today’s Konadicure using OPI Wing It! is one of the girliest manicures I’ve ever sported. And to be honest, I wasn’t feelin’ it. Tried something different than my usual greens and purples, so give me credit for that.
After painting my nails with OPI Wing It!, I wasn’t sure which Konad image plate to use, so I took a cue from the polish name and went with butterflies! (Mariah Carey, eat your heart out!)
What do you think of the outcome? Good? Bad? Fugly? Don’t worry about hurting my feelings…I have none! Haha, just kidding. I wasn’t in love with this design, either.
OPI Wing It! Pictures
OPI Wing It! Swatches
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat
- 2 coats of OPI Wing It!
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- 1 coat of Konad Special Nail Polish (Black) for stamped images
- Final coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
OPI Wing It! Review
This polish is a pretty magenta with an amazing flash of contrasting purplish-blue glass flecks. If I got giddy over pink polishes, this one would make me bounce off the walls. Unfortunately, I’m a green and purple lover.
Although the consistency was thin and liquidy, it didn’t flood my cuticles when I swiped it on my nails. It was very easy to apply and the formula was self-leveling so any mistakes were quickly corrected by the polish.
My one gripe with the polish is that even after 2 coats, I still had VNL (Visible Nail Line). Yes, you could make it more opaque by layering a similar-pink creme polish underneath or adding more coats of OPI Wing It!, but since I was doing a Konadicure and there were already enough layers to deal with, I didn’t bother.
Love, love, love how this polish catches the light! Sometimes it looks more pink and other times it looks more duochrome with the strong purple-blue flash.
Konad Image Plate m78 Review (Butterflies)
I used the large butterfly on my thumb and the smaller butterfly on the rest of my fingers. For those who have small hands like I do, you’ll find that the small butterfly is slightly too big for your pinkie nail.
The butterflies were easy to pick up from the plate and they transferred well onto the nails. Every small detail showed up, even the thin antennas.
Konad Image Plate m57 Review (Leopard Lace)
I really like the leopard-lace border because it’s an interesting combination of wild and girly that you don’t see often. The image was easy to pick up and stamp on. The lace pattern is long enough so if you wanted to use this along the length of your nail (or on a diagonal), you could totally do that.
What I Used to Create This Look:
- Konad m57 & m78 Image Plates: $6.99 USD each
- Konad Special Nail Polish (Black): 11 mL – $6.99 USD
- Konad Stamper (came in a set with a metal scraper): $4.99 USD for set
- Konad Plastic Scraper: $2.50 USD
- Where to Buy Konad Supplies: Konad Stamping Nail Art, Trans Design, Head2Toe, WowSoCool, OC Nail Art & select mall kiosks
What do you think about this butterfly Konadicure? Does OPI Wing It! make your heart flutter?
P.S. Check out my Konad Tutorial for step-by-step instructions and pictures to make Konadicures even easier to get the hang of!
Your nails look really cute and I think I need to get the konad/bundlemonster stuff, but what I really want to comment on is your reading rainbow reference! When I intro books to kids I’m always like “But you don’t have to take MY word for it…” like the kids did on that show. Haha. Would you recommend getting the konad polish or do you think regular polish would do the trick? What do you mostly use?
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Haha, that’s awesome how you introduce books to kids like that! 😀
I’ve heard that certain regular polish can work (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line and Wet N Wild’s black polish). I haven’t tried either because when I got into nail stamping, I didn’t know that other polishes could work, so I bought a lot of the Konad ones. And now I feel like I should use them since they were pricey.
If you already have the regular polishes, I’d suggest trying them because if they work, you’ll save money. But if you don’t have them (and you can afford to spend a little more), I recommend the black polish from Konad because it’s really dark and has always worked for me. The white Konad polish is faint, though, so maybe a regular polish would perform better. Basically all of the darker Konad shades tend to show up better than the lighters ones.
Hope that helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. 🙂 I’m not a professional, but I’ve used many of the Konad special polishes and would be more than happy to share my experience with you.