It’s Tuesday again. I am specifically excited about todays one. I have been meaning to try magnetic polishes for a while now and Thea from Madness Nails mentioned how great the colour changing polishes were stamping so I finally decided today was the day.
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 of 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.
Essence Magnetic Polish – Majestic Green
I was a little concerned about this one to be honest. While I was waiting for my black and white polish to dry I was doing my swatch sticks for these polishes and I was shocked by how sheer this polish was. I was suddenly worried about stamping with it. My fear seemed unfounded though as it didn’t stamp too badly at all. For me it looks equally good on the black and the white. On the black the shimmery parts show up. Even though it stamped well and quite crisp it still felt a little sheer to me. I think it might be because the sheerness was on my mind to begin with. That being said, great results for me.
Essence Magnetic Polish – Hex Hex!
This is one of the polishes Essence sponsored for #DBNPolishParty and holy smoke does it stamp like a dream. Just look at that! It’s a beautiful grey colour. Stamped beautifully over black and white. Crisp clean lines and beautiful colour. Huge winner for me. All you #DBNPolishParty ladies, use it to stamp. It’s perfect!
The next two are colour changing polishes. So I will show you before topcoat and after just so that you can see how the colour changes.
Essence – Unexpected Galaxy
With topcoat the smudginess around the edges becomes more apparent. How super gorgeous is that colour though? On the white it looks a bit smudgy but on the black it is absolutely gorgeous. Can you see this over Essence – Oh my glitter? Yup, I can.
Essence – Wonderlicious Green.
This is another one sponsored by Essence for #DBNPolishParty. I can not even begin to explain my love for this one. I hesitated when I stamped my pinky so there is a little smudge there. It stamps sooooo well. It shows up so well on the white and the black. I also really love the colour before topcoat but also after topcoat. Here it is with topcoat,
Isn’t it gorgeous? Thank you Essence for the two gorgeous polishes that stamp so well!
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.
Thanks for reading.