Konad Special Polish Swatches

It's often difficult to decide what Konad Special Polish will show up best on your chosen manicure. Sometimes a colour that seems it would be perfect for a dark coloured manicure barely shows up and trust me this is so very frustrating!

With that in mind I decided to swatch the Konad Special Polishes that I have to give you an idea of whether they will be suitable to stamp on top of your manicure colour. Therefore I stamped the butterfly design on M36 in each colour on a bare nail, white, black and a random colour I chose. To shorten the time this would take I used both hands, therefore some swatches will be my left hand and others my right.

Keep in mind that applying a top coat blends the stamped image with the base colour and can sometimes make the stamped colour more intense. None of these swatches have a top coat since I didn't want to try and remove it as I was doing so many. Also some of the images are smudged because I was impatient and didn't wait long enough for the nail polish colour to dry. However, since I simply wanted to show the colour of the Konad Special Polish I wasn't that worried about it.

All these photo's were taken in artificial light. I hope this helps some of you as much as it does me!

I swatched each of these with the following pattern:
  • First Finger - No colour
  • Second Finger - Revlon White On White
  • Third Finger - Rimmel Black Out
  • Fourth Finger - A random colour


Fourth Finger - Maybelline Colorama Party Blue

Pastel Yellow

Fourth Finger - Covergirl  Mauvelicious


Fourth Finger -Rimmel I (Heart)Green Grass


Fourth Finger - Rimmel 60 Seconds Ethereal

Dark Red

Fourth Finger - Revlon Blushed

Wine Red

Fourth Finger -Revlon Iced Mauve

Pastel Blue

Fourth Finger - Rimmel I (Heart) Azure

  Sky Pearl

Fourth Finger - Maybelline Express Timely Turquoise



Fourth Finger -Revlon Gum Drop

Blue Pearl

Fourth Finger - Revlon Silver Screen

Pastel Purple

Fourth Finger - Rimmel 60 seconds Blue My Mind

Violet Pearl

Fourth Finger - Maybelline Express Berry BouclĂ©

 Dark Purple

Fourth Finger - Maybelline Colorama Bubblegum

Pink Pearl

Fourth Finger - Revlon No Shrinking Violet

Pastel Pink

Fourth Finger - Rimmel 60 Seconds Purple Reign

Gold Brown

Fourth Finger - Revlon Autumn Berry


Fourth Finger -Revlon Gray Suede


Fourth Finger -Maybelline Express Racy Red


Fourth Finger -Maybelline Colorama Electric Blue

Light Grey

Fourth Finger -Maybelline Colorama Wonder Violet


Fourth Finger -Rimmel Pro Posh Trash

Pastel Green

Fourth Finger - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Emerald City


Fourth Finger - Maybelline Colorama Redcurrant Jelly

For more Konad Special Polish and Konad Princess Special Polish swatches see Siobhan's post at The Nailphile.


  1. This is totally brilliant--I'm planning to hit the local Konad place in the next couple of days and was just wondering which "special" polishes of theirs might be worth getting. Thanks for taking the time to post these!

    1. Thank you so much! I use these pictures as a guide to choosing a Special polish to stamp and hoped that it would help others too :) Glad to see it is helpful!

  2. Awesome swatches! Really helpful, now I know which konad polishes I need. Thank you!


    1. Thanks! Glad they're helping others as much as they help me :)

  3. this would have taken ages to do! thank you so much! this has been a huge help! i purchased the black! :)

    1. You're very welcome :) I'm always referencing this page when I'm looking for a suitable stamping polish. I'm glad you find it useful also!

  4. Where do you buy these polishs as well as the stamps!

    1. I buy mine from http://icna.com.au/ :) Hope that helps!

  5. Thank you so much for doing this - I was searching online for just this kind of swatch as I'm often lazy and stamp onto my bare nails and the stamps often look completely different than over polish.

  6. Fab post! So helpful and thorough - thank you :)

  7. Thanks for doing this! This helped me a lot with choosing Konad colors. You're the first I've seen to do this....


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