Are you having a good week? These Tuesday stamping posts seem to come around so often. I hope none of you are bored of these yet? I still have a TON of polishes to get through. Feel free to let me know if you want me to stop with these or take a break 😉
If you have read any of these before I suggest you skip everything and just go straight to the photo’s. If you’re new to the blog or haven’t seen these yet then I suggest you go take a look at Tuesday Stamping #1. I explain most of it there but will I also give a brief run down in this post. So if you’ve read it, scroll over the first bit off text 😉
Basically, this is how I am going to do it. I am going to be stamping over black and white. White will be the lightest colour you ever wear and black the darkest. What better way to see how a polish works over dark and light colours. Now, obviously, not many will actually want to stamp OVER black but it will be a good way to find out if a polish will show up over dark colours. If it shows up on black you can be pretty certain it will show up over everything. That does mean that if it is noticeable but not very, it will probably work much better over say a purple or a blue. I will try to address this with each polish I show you as well.
I will also be using the same plate for all the stamping to make sure there will be continuity. I chose a stamp that had some images with thin lines, with bigger spaces, with some detail etc. That way you can see if a polish will stamp crisp lines when they are thin or if it will smudge when the image has bigger spaces. I decided to go with Pueen11. I will be using the 4 full nail images on this plate.
I will show you 4 of my ordinary polishes with every post. If you want to see more or less per post please let me know. I will use 4 random polishes each time until I have worked through all the polishes I have (excluding glitters of course) and I will show you everything, whether it stamped well or not. I will also be showing you my first attempts at all of them. Sometimes it happens that you move the stamper a little bit when you stamp onto the nail. Or you waited just a second too long and the whole image doesn’t transfer. Or you press too hard and get the shadow stamping. Usually if this happens I would remove it and stamp again. It also happens that a polish looks so promising and after you’ve stamped you think, ah this could look better if I tried it once or twice more. I will not be doing any of that. What I stamp first try is what you get. I just feel that you can get a better result if you keep trying but the mark of a good stamping polish is how well it works straight off the bat.
I decided to use the 4 Essence polishes from the Beauty Beats collection that I showed you yesterday.
Essence – Baby, Baby, Ooh!
Baby, Baby ooh what a let down. Even though you can see the stamping quite well colour wise, the stamping was a little patchy and not crisp and clean. I might just be spoilt for choice because of all the great polishes I have used lately. It does stamp though so it isn’t all lost. You just might not get clear and crisp stamping. The image over my pinky seems to be the best quality wise. The colour shows up well on the white and kinda ok on the black.
Essence – Groupie at heart
First of all I need to apologise for the bad stamping. I had a hard time seeing the polish on the stamper because it is so similar in colour. My middle finger especially seems to have been a major fail. That being that, the polish itself doesn’t stamp too badly. It’s not the best but it’s a little better than the previous one. It does show up fairly well over the black and the white. I am not sure if I will use this one again just because it was so difficult to see on the stamper.
Essence – I’m backstage
This one was a great stamper even though I messed it up on my pinky. It is absolutely all me and not the polish. I was actually stamping this while recording a video on how I stamp. It shows up beautifully on the black and stamps quite crisp and clear as well. On the photo it doesn’t look very clear on the white but it is a little more clear in real life. It’s a winner in my book!
Essence – As long as you love me
Not only do I love this polish in general but boy oh boy does it stamp like a charm too. I also did this while recording the video so please excuse the skew stamping. It stamps like a dream, shows up perfectly on the black and the white. I made a little oops on my pinky as well that was completely my fault. This is a fantastic polish to stamp with. I love love love it. I am already picturing this stamped over a tons of colours. As long as you love me moves firmly up the list to a great stamping polish
What do you think of these? Do you want to see any of them stamped over a specific colour? Do you have an idea for a stamped design you would like me to do? Do you have any suggestions for changes or additions you would prefer on these posts? I would love to hear from you. Or if you want to choose the next 4 polishes let me know.
If you absolutely have to see how I do this and have a few minutes to kill feel free to watch the video below. Be warned, this is my first ever video or attempt. I realise it’s not great. If you do ever want to see anything else let me know. I might just consider it 😉
I have a ton of products to show you and posts to catch up on so I am sorry if I am going to flood you with posts. I will try to spread them out evenly over the next 2 weeks or so 😉
Thanks for reading!