If you search something along the lines of “nail stamping” on eBay, you will find a ton of Konad knock offs (also known as Fauxnad). The first things you might see is a fancy looking nail art kit with a stamping “machine”, several polishes and a several octagon shaped plates. Photos courtesy of $0.00postage on eBay: I have not bought from them so I’m not sure how good they are as a seller, but they had the pictures I needed for today’s Tipsy Tuesday.
First, the “machine” is a guillotine-like contraption where you place your finger at the guillotine. Then you put a glob of polish at the other end of the guillotine and then use the handle and scrape away. Easy right? Here are a couple pictures of the machine from Hong Kong:
I was told by a Nail Boarder that the machine is useless. You basically receive the machine and take apart the stamper and the scaper from the rest of the plastic fancy named components. Not bad. Then you have 6 plates and 7 polish to play with. Cool.
I love French tip plates and full pattern plates. This is one thing that you will not be able to get from the Fauxnad plates. Most of the Fauxnad plates will be flowers. If you’re okay with that, then the Fauxnad kit would be great for you.
There are individual plates you can get that is not a kit. There is a listing that has about 18 plates for about $22. That comes to about a little more than $2 per plate. That’s a good deal too, but again: no French tip or full pattern plates 😦
Conclusion: eBay is a good deal as long as you don’t plan to ever get any French tip or full pattern plates. You might end up having to go the Konad route if you decide to try French tip and full pattern plates!