Ready for the next Tuesday Stamping post? Here we go…..
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.
These polishes were chosen by acidicice.
Tip Top – Stormy Sky
Stormy Sky was really easy to stamp with in general. It showed up really well on the white BUT it lost some of the shimmer. On the black the shimmer is much more obvious but the colour is a little more subtle. I suppose depending on what you wanted from the stamping this will definitely be suitable. Like I said, it stamps really well.
Sinful Colors – Sugar n Spice
I was a little surprised by this one. Not so much by how good it looks on the white but by how great it shows up on the black. I know it isn’t super opaque or bright but it is definitely visible. Which of course means to me that I can use it over darker pinks, purples etc. This one also stamped really well with just a few minor missing spots.
Tip Top – Hot Fudge
Goodness me. Gorgeous huh. You don’t need me to tell you that this one was a winner. Shows up beautifully on the black and the white. I slipped a little bit on the pinky so any smudging is purely my fault. Absolute, definite winner. It looks more coppery goldy on the nail and I am so stoked to have discovered this one (thanks acidicice!)
Essence – Pink & Proud
Another winner!! This photo actually does it no justice. Pink & Proud stamped beautifully! Once again, I smudged my pinky a little bit. I love the metallic look of this one the black and the soft shimmery pink f it on the white. I suspected this one would stamp well but it stamped even better than I thought it would.
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!
Yeah baby! I do know how to pick them hey? Stoked! Thanks for putting the work in 🙂
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Thanks for the picks 🙂
I never thought to stamp w stormy sky! It’s such a beautiful color but stamping w it just never crossed my mind! These all look awesome. I love the variety of designs and all the colors look great!
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Thank you so much Nicole (still fangirling 😛 ) I also wouldn’t have considered to be honest but what a surprise 🙂
Maybe you could do a top 5 of the polishes and/or brands you’ve compared so far 😀
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What a fabulous idea!! Thank you so much. I will definitely be doing that!
I didn’t know what to expect of Stormy Sky but man, I like the results! Especially over the black! It just sucks that it’s basically impossible to find it still on the shelves. I’m going to say though that I’m not surprised anymore by TT polishes stamping ability! They just knock it out the park most of the time! Lol
Awesome post M!
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Really? Is Stormy Sky scarce now? Do you have it? Last time I checked my Foschini there were a few. You know TT also sells online at Zando right?