Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Konad m91 from Nail Polish Canada


Sometimes the stars align perfectly for something I'm doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, I love it. :)

Not too long ago, I was contacted by Nail Polish Canada and asked if I'd like to review one of the new plates Konad recently released. Of course it was a no-brainer that I'd love to review one, and when I checked them out, there was one that was clearly made just for me: plate m91.:

Seriously, how awesome is that??!!? I've seen a lot of image plates, and I've seen a lot of cat images. But these are the little darlings I've been looking for--they're sassy, they fun, they're stylized, but they aren't cutesy. There's a range of positions, but they all match in size and style. And there's paw-prints and a kitty face to boot. Yes, please!

Right around the time I received this plate, I came home to discover a mama cat with 6 kittens squatting in my backyard. You might remember I told you before about my cat Neo that I discovered nearly dead in my backyard--well, I'm pretty sure this mama was also his mama, and I decided it was time for this cycle of feral cat reproduction to stop. So I caught the mama and the kittens and got them all fixed. I am working on finding homes for them; two have been adopted so far, and the remaining ones are four adorable little black kittens.

So of course, I had to do this manicure in honor of them. :)

I started with a base of China Glaze Desert Sun, a butterscotch creme:

China Glaze Desert Sun, direct sunlight, two coats

Then I stamped the paw print as a background pattern with China Glaze Mahogany Magic, and then placed a sweet little black kitty on each nail with Konad Black:

How cat-a-licious is that? My favorite is the little one that's standing on top of the paw print, examining it. :)

Being asked to test a Konad plate is like being asked to review a Michelin-starred restaurant--you know you're gonna be getting something really, really good. And this plate is right up there with the quality I expect from Konad--these kitty designs are small enough so that you can put more than one on a nail, but the details in the tiny areas still show up clearly. Image transfer is easy, and limited only by user error. So let's get the obvious out of the way: yes, I would absolutely recommend this plate, and I'm glad to see that Konad is keeping up their high standards.

I rarely say that something is a must-have, because I don't expect my tastes with respect to designs and colors to apply to everyone. But I believe that if you're a cat-lover and a nail-stamper, this plate really is as close to a must-have as you're gonna get. Excellent quality, as sweet as can be, and all the designs dedicated to cats? You can't go wrong. :)

You can find this plate and the other 4 new Konad plates (not cat-related!) on the Nail Polish Canada site by clicking here. And, they're having a giveaway right now for all 5 of the new plates! Definitely worth a look. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and sweet kitten kisses,

(The plate in this post was sent for my honest review. The other products were purchased by me.)


  1. Replies
    1. Isn't it!? The kitties are so small and delicate, I love it. :)

  2. It's so cute! These would be great Halloween nails :)

    1. Yes, absolutely! Especially with a bright orange background. :)

  3. So very chic :)
    The one on ring finger (examining the paw beneath it) is my fave, too.

  4. I love this plate! I have two cats, if I could, I would have more.I especially like the way you layered the cats over those super cute pawprints!

    1. That's what I love about this plate. Complete, easy manicure all in one plate. :) And thank you!

  5. Ohhhh i love this plates, that's too cute :D

    1. This plate makes me want to do a little happy kitty dance, lol!


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