NOTD: Black & Gold | Emerald Sparkled

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NOTD: Black & Gold

I have so many butterfly manicures, I find it hard to come up with a creative title. But anyway, here is today's manicure, black creme base with golden butterflies on top, and also some gold glitter from Viva La Nails to mark their trail. The black base is from She, another local band. (That one with the star-shaped bottles.)




Butterflies are from plate m25, and they were stamped with Flor Mar Nail Art polish in NA09. Those nail art polishes are opaque enough in one stroke, that means they're good for konad, too.
Here is a comparison of NA09, China Glaze 2030 and Konad Special Gold polish.


As you can see, China Glaze does the most opaque and visible stamping, and is warmer than NA009, which is darker and more of a neutral gold. NA009 stamps pretty visible on both black and white, too. The poorest of all is Konad Special Gold, which is actually dense shimmer in a sheer base when looked closely, and that prevents it from being opaque.

O kadar çok kelebekli manikür yaptım ki, yaratıcı isimler bulmakta zorlanıyorum artık. Bugünün manikürü She siyah oje üzerine altın kelebekler. Bir de altın sim ekledim, kelebeklerden dökülen yaldızlar gibi.
Kelebek deseni m25 diskinden, ve Flor Mar Nail Art NA09 ojesini kullandım damgalarken. Flor Mar Nail Art serisinin ojeleri genellikle bir sürüşte opak olabilecek şekilde üretilmiş, bu yüzden konad'la da kullanılabiliyor. Ayrıca altın rengi konad ojelerinin bir karşılaştırmasını ekledim.
Gördüğünüz gibi, en belirgin olan China Glaze 2030. Ayrıca diğer ojelerden daha açık renkte ve daha sıcak tonlu. NA09 ona göre biraz daha koyu bir altın rengi ve o da hem siyah, hem beyaz fon üzerinde gayet belirgin duruyor. En kötü performans ise Konad'ın kendi altın rengi ojesine ait. Bu oje aslında şeffaf bir yapıda olduğu ve metalik gözüken yapısı aslında içindeki altın rengi sedeften kaynaklandığı için, aslında konad'la uyumlu bir oje değil. Nasıl böyle bir hata yapmışlar anlayan beri gelsin.

29 comments:

  1. Your manicures are always so flawless. I love it! And I also love the white/gold combo. Gotta try it once. I knew that China Glaze is better than Konad polishes. That's the main reason I got this 2030 shade. And I love it too!

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  2. @Sasha, China Glaze Khromes and Romantiques are unbeatable when it comes to Konad. Konad's own gold and silver are so sheer, it's ridiculous!
    You like the white & gold combo? I was thinking about doing a pale mint & gold one =) or pale blue & gold! =D I love gold combined with stark, pale colors.
    Thank you, btw <3<3<3

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  3. I really like it! Black and gold make such an elegant team together. Added the gold to my wishlist! :)

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  4. Wow, I love it!

    I normally don't like gold but this is really awesome! *-*

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  5. Cute mani! Its weird that the Konad polish is the least opaque..

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  6. I love all the pretty butterfly manicures you make. And this one is no exception. Lovely colour theme too ^_^

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  7. Thank you, guys =) I also think it's funny that konad makes the least opaque gold & silver...

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  8. I adore the black and gold combo with the butterfly stamp design! Darn, China Glaze is so hard to find here in our country.

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  9. @rins, there's no China Glaze in my country, either... I have to order from the States =)

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  10. oooh i like the black and gold/ white and gold..butterflies.. it makes them more chic

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  11. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and gold together..so classy!

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  12. Deniz, you can try to use Golden Rose nail art polish for Konad. I use it every time for golden decorations, because 2030 dries very fast and Konad special polish was great disappointment for me, its too transparent.
    See here:
    http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9586/251020091443.jpg
    http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5912/09082010469.jpg
    http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6350/16072010378.jpg

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  13. Bu konu tam benlik olmus denizim biliyorsun altında çok sıkıntı çekiyordum .Flormar aldım bende ama denemedim daha oda işime yarar diye düşünüyorum .Kelebekler harika...

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  14. Thank you and @Pretty @Jillian! =)
    @Pampita, it's so annoying we don't have those nail art stuff by Golden Rose here, they make so many things for international market, and not for their own country! Maybe they can bring them here since their rivals have come up with nail art polishes right now. I hate Golden Rose's marketing. No holos, no fish scales, no nail art pen for us. =(
    @youknow canim demistim sana, gordugun gibi ne kadar net belli oluyor. kesinlikle dene =) bunun gumusu de is yapar bence ayni kafayla =)

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  15. Bende Golden Rose art ojelerini gördüm bi arkadaşımda, flormardan daha iyi gerçekten.
    Desenin her zamanki gibi muhteşeem ötesi!
    Flormarın gümüş nail art ojesi inan iş yapmıyo :/

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  16. @Emy aaa farklilar o zaman demek ki... O zaman kesin olarak Flor Mar 112'yi dene. Krom yapida oldugu icin cok guzel konad yapiliyor =) Golden Rose olayina hic girmeyelim, disarida olan cogu ojesinin kendi ulkelerinde olmamasi ben cildirtiyor...

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  17. Stunning mani! And great comparison! :)

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  18. I like both two combo - black + gold and white + gold. Perfect as always!

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  19. Loooooove the mani! The combo is really beautiful.
    That's pretty much interesting why konad's the most sheer :)Turns out, not the best for stamping!

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  20. @Daria thank you =) Konad has done a bad job with their metallic colors =)

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  21. i wish i knew how it compared to china glaze passion. hmm..

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  22. @shortwidenails, China Glaze Passion is not as warm as 2030, imagine a lighter version of the Flor Mar. I don't have that polish to show you, though =/

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  23. You always have your mani so perfect! I love the contrast of this one. x

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