Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lisa Frank Nails - Get funky with it!

Bringing it back...way back

If you grew up in the 90s you might remember Lisa Frank, a bright and colorful stationary line that was know for bright funky colors and patterns. I have seen tons of nail tutorials inspired by Lisa Frank so I wanted to try it for you guys! Here is a little spiral notebook that I got some inspiration from:

The nail polish that I am using:

The raspberry polish by ColorClub is not marked, LA Girl - Funkadelic, SinfulColors - Pink & Neon Melon.
Next I prepared my nail station: Konad stamper, scraper, and m57 plate. I have cotton squares soaked in polish remover on stand-by. You need to clean the plate after each image transfer. I also have a plastic cutting "board" with a few sheets of paper towels over it, to protect the table I am using.

The m57 has to be Konads most popular plate because it has both zebra and cheetah prints on them. Everyone has asked me a million times when I got my konad supplies...ebay!

I start my polish application with a base coat. Usually its a nail protection/strengthener. I have been using NAILS ALIVE that I got from It works great for those of us who just had acrylics and need so repair!

Painting a strip of each color, darkest to lightest, make sure they are dry before moving to the next stripe.(not happy with how thin the raspberry was :/)

This is how your nails should look after each color is applied.

Next for the stamping of the animal print. Paint a thick coat of special black polish over image.

Scrape off and stamp firmly over image and roll onto nails.

After nails have had time to dry, add your favorite top coat for a professional finish.

I am using Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat.

Ta-Da! The Konad stamps are my current addiction. I know I am late, Ive had them for a while...but I don't know what made me dust them off and give it a try. I love them and a lot of my Twitter followers love them too!

If you want to watch my live video CLICK HERE

Do you have Konad plates? Which plates should I get and what questions do you have about the system. I am not affiliated with the company, I am just a nail junkie who is currently in love with stamping!

*Latina Kisses*



Loveoffashion22 said...

WOW.... I knew you were TALENTED! but know you are beyond!!!!!

Love this!

How long did it take you to do this!
where do you find time?

ahhh so many questions!lol

Erika said...

Wow that looks awesome
I need to get a Konad

jmoon715 said...

That is amazing..i want to try that out now..XOXO

Noelle Marie said...

these are awesome, I love it

Dye-A-Graham said...

This is my favorite nail look so far! It is so colorful and fun. I grew up on Lisa Frank...woot woot!!

Kari said...

Plate A series 3 is the one my nail tech friend at school has shes done some cool designs on my nails

Ashley Henaine said...

I know that the Konad system comes with nail polish (right?), but can you use any regular nail polish with it?

AlbeeLucky said...

I love my Konad plates. You're right about that one being popular, it was the first one I bought. I got mine through the site itself. Your nails turned out so cute. I'm going to have to try it (:

J-M said...

This looks amazing!
must... get... konad... plates.. NOW!

a minute to spare said...

i loved lisa frank..and your nails are definitely a perfect reminder of LF. so creative...two thumbs up for you!

Isela said...


AllThingsGirly said...

I used to be in love with Lisa Frank as a kid!! Love this nail idea. Gonna have to try!!

check out my blog allthingssgirly

Melissa said...

AMAZING! I want to try this!!!!!! Love your vids Momma :) Even the affiliated ones :D

Christine Iversen said...

This is sooooo cute, i need to give this a try, loved your video on this. I love Konad ^^

Love Christine ♥

Micaela said...

I recommend the one that has the butterflies since its my fav! Every time i try to stamp my nails it does not take how long am I supposed to file the pink pad in between? Yours look amazing.

Esha Oberoi said...


Andrea & Jose Valencia said...

i did this look same colors but inside of the konad i used my crackle in black to try to get same effect.

Hermosa Makeup said...

Your nails came out amazing! Love it Sonia!

Nada said...

wow amazing and really love it :)

libbeh said...

Cute!!!!!! I love the homage to Lisa Frank! That was my favorite stationary in the early 90s when my mom was too lazy to take me to the Sanrio store, hahaha!

Heidi said...

If I was you go to and get bumble of monsters 21 plates of 17.99 it the best thing I got...

Heidi said... heres the link

chachaberry said...

I tried to do the zebra nails once but I was very bad at it, my hands were too shaky!! I suck !

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