Konad Stamping Nail Art

I’ve been sort of obsessed with painting my nails lately. But as is normal for me, I get really bored, really quickly. Tired of the plain polished nail look, I started browsing for fun nail designs on YouTube.

That’s when I came across Konad Stamping Nail Art. I contacted WowSoCool.com about reviewing a Konad Stamping Nail Art kit for you all and they happily sent me a basic kit.

IMAG0711Konad special polish in white, image plate m57, scraper, and small stamper

I’ve used it many times since I received it and I have to say, it’s really fun and easy once you get the hang of it. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • The Konad special polish is necessary for the stamping. I tried to use a regular polish with the stamp and it did not work. Regular polishes are too thin to hold up during the transfer from plate to stamp to nail.
  • Once you apply the special polish to the plate and scrape off the excess, you have to work quickly. It dries really fast, so hesitating too long will likely prevent the design from transferring completely.
  • I found that you have to thoroughly clean the image plate about every 1-2 stampings. Otherwise the residual polish that’s left in the image plate will dry and prevent future stampings from being crisp. Just rub the plate with polish remover and a cotton ball or Q-tip.
  • Also, make sure your rolling motions are smooth when picking up the design from the plate onto the stamper. If not, the design won’t transfer completely. I have to admit, there were a few times I messed it all up and got frustrated. Now that I know it was a “user error” with my rolling motion, I don’t mess up as much.

Bottom line, the Konad Stamping Nail Art kit is really fun to use. I know people that pay good money at the salon for nail designs. Having your own nail art kit saves you money and gives you the freedom to change your design whenever you want.

After playing around with the kit for a few weeks, I went back to WowSoCool.com and ordered a black polish, another design plate, image plate holder and the nail polish remover pump. I’m hooked!

I have a tutorial video to share with you as well of a fishnet nail design I did last week. I hope you find it helpful!

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About Trina

I'm just a wife and mommy who's goal is to be the best I can be. However, I strive to not lose who I am in mommyhood, because being me is what keeps me sane. I love beauty, fashion, nail polish, and DIY-ing but I'm also crazy about getting good deals on what I love. I blog about whatever has my interest at any given time.


  1. I don’t use special polish, I use regular polish. I have tried the special polish and I actually don’t like it because it doesn’t seem to last as long and smears when putting top coat on.
    If you are into you you should check out the bundle monster on amazon. 21 plates for $17.99.
    some of mine with regular polish.

    • Thanks Hilary, I actually have those plates as well, some of them stamp well and others not at all. Maybe you have to have a really thick regular polish that dries fast, the ones I tried of mine didn’t work. I think with regular polish its hit or miss. I haven’t had any trouble with Konad’s special polish.