Konad Design with Image Plate M64 Without Konad Special Polish

Konad Series Part 3: A Design with Image Plate M64: “Without Konad Special Polish”

This one is for you Divya!

Konad Nail Art Part3

Considering the price of a very tiny Konad special, I wanted to find out some polish that would work as well and is thick enough. Mostly, any polish would show up on a black base, but this silver was even better than the konad silver :yahoo:. I splurged a lot on konad last month and still tyring out, so forgive the mess! Konad is just perfect for people like me who want crisp nail art in seconds :toothygrin: without hard work.

Again, the plates need to be chosen and purchased separately, 175 rupees for each, the special polish for 145 each for 5 ml too has to be there and a basic stamp and scraper. I would also recommend a basic four colors of special polishes in silver, red, white and black or may be gold and dark blue too to start with.

For a base color, go for any dark color or light color to create a contrast. If you don’t like it to be too visible, you may even go with ur regular polish and stamp on with it :stars:, but the image plate designs are so pretty that you would want them to show up loud :toothygrin:. Also, having a basic nail base coat and a light and thin top coat also helps to keep things neat and easier to remove later, especially the dark base colors.


I found out that this shade in Lakme, which is a deep silver grey works even better than the Konad special polish and the Avon Simply Pretty one in black. I think is a must-have for anyone who likes nail polishes with or without nail art. For konad, I prefer plates with large images that cover the entire nails. If your nail bed is small, go for the small designs like fruits and hearts, etc., as they would look super cute :toothygrin:

So, here we go for this design :


Things Used:

  • Base coat.
  • Top coat.
  • Avon black nail polish.
  • Lakme nail polish.
  • Orange stick and cotton for cleaning up.
  • Stamp kit from Konad.
  • Image plate M64.

Step 1:

Apply base coat and then paint your nails a neat opaque black or a base color of choice, dry thoroughly.

Step 2:

Apply this particular Lakme polish for a silver design on the design of your choice on the image plate. I am using the chequered one on plate M64.

Step 3:

Scrape off the polish from the image plate with the help of the scraper given with the kit and try to immediately clean up on a tissue, keep one at the base of the plate.

Step 4:

Use the stamp with a gentle yet firm rolling and pressing motion to pick the design up on the stamp surface. Depending on the design, use the broader or the smaller side of the double-ended stamp

Step 5:

Gently press the stamp in one rolling sweep on the nail, let it dry, finish all nails similarly.

Step 6:

Clean up the mess at the edges of the nails with a clean Q-tip and remover.

Step 7:

Apply a top coat with light touch-up motion with a light hand taking care not to spoil the design. I am using the Lakme spa line one.


Clean up the plates, stamp, scraper. It’s usually messy, so I use acetone for this and a tweezer to hold the cotton so that my nails are untouched in the process. Its best to get an acetone bottle from a hardware shop, especially for cleaning up things here, like plate and scraper as using up a nail polish remover would not be cost effective.

Last Word:

I am so happy to get a pretty silver polish that would work as well and cost me lesser and last me longer :happydance: 145 rupees for a tiny bottle of Konad special polish restricts to get more colors. This image plate is again one of my favourites. Sorry, the design got a little messy. Its best to clean the plate in between the process too for crisp design. I did not, so it ended up a little messy :stars: Konad is definitely fun and a pleasant change from our usual nail painting routine. If you don’t like nail art like me, try Konad and you may just start liking it!!!!

Also Read:
Konad Nail Art Double Side Stamping Kit Review, Designs
Konad Series Part 2 : A Design with Konad Image Plate M57
Konad Nail Art Designs by Yasmina 🙂
How To Do Nail Art at Home
Polka Dot New Year Nail Art Tutorial
Simple Purple Nail Art Tutorial
Nail Art Video Tutorial for Short Nails
How To Do Nail Art At Home (II)
Sponge Technique Nail Art Tutorial
Two Nail Art Designs for Party – Tutorial
Leopard Print French Manicure Nail Art Tutorial (updated)
Easy Blue Grey White Nail Art Tutorial
Two Way Nail Art Pen and Brush
Cute Fruity Nail Art Tutorial
Silver Black Classic Nail Art Tutorial
Peacock Feather Inspired Nail Art Tutorial
Pink Flowery Nail Art Tutorial
Christmas Inspired Nail Art Tutorial
Little hearts – Let’s spread Love Nail Art Tutorial
Brown And Pink Nail Art Tutorial
Cute Smiley Nail Art Tutorial
Nude Black Nail Art Tutorial
Garden Fence inspired Nail Art Tutorial
Geometrical Nail Art Tutorial
Valentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial- Two Designs
Blue Nail Art Tutorial
My Nail Paints and Some Fun Nail Art
Pink White Nail Art Video Tutorial
Simple Nail Art: Black Bows
Checkered Nail Art Tutorial
Nail Art Tutorial : White flowers on Pink Nails
Nail Art Designs by Rhea


61 thoughts on “Konad Design with Image Plate M64 Without Konad Special Polish

  1. Wowl.. Amazing.. I have been eyeing on konad for quite sometime. Will make to bring it to action..
    Neha, Could you please tell me if Lakme Spaline range is available in Chennai? If yes, where?

  2. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: i like this one too!!!!! loved the one with pink nailpaint as base and the leopard like print one also!!!!! :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  3. Neha…….there is no thinking twice…..I have to get thissssss asap :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: I have still not got these…..and I want to :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: waise, I have lakme ka silver wala polish…..that simplly pretty black one is so good…. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  4. Hi neha, I have also ordered the konad nailpaints.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: waiting for my order to be delivered.. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:
    i wanna ask u something. when u apply the nailpaint on the plate how long we have to wait before scraping ???? and is there any chnace that the design might break in the process?? ?:) ?:)

  5. Guess what I also got plates from konad 🙂 infect got my order last week! Must say that nirus is quick !I got my order within 3-4 days !

      1. Kya?! Toh sachhi wala phoren ka maal hi lena padega? Meri Amma mera murder kar degi. :chewnails
        Ab toh I will have to wait until my budday. 😥 :huh:

  6. nice review neha ….
    U changed ur DP …pehle wali achhi thi :waytogo: :waytogo: ….issme aapki eyes nahi dikhayi de rahi hai ….

  7. WOW awesome!! :woot: :woot:
    This one is my favorite among the others that I saw in your previous posts!! :inlove: :inlove:
    I MUST get this PLATE!!

  8. I am going to get these very soon, Neha, and I love the full nail image plates, I think I will get the ones you have shown in your posts. :woot: :woot: The black with silver over it is looking awesome and lovely pics as usual, Neha. :yes:

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