Are you having a good week? I am loving the cooler weather and all the exciting things happening everywhere. What’s not to love right?
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.
Today appears to be a battle of the blues. So if you are a blue fan, this is for you 😉
Sinful Colors – Blue by you
Blue by you is a very shimmery gorgeous blue and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I am sure you will agree, pleasant surprise. It shows up well on the white and stamps really well. The colour is a little bit washed out if you compare it to the colour in the bottle but I do think it is still quite blue. On the black it shows up as well but more so the shimmer than the blue. Which I can already imagine will look phenomenal over another blue. I must apologise for the unintentional half moon stamping only ring finger. I blame Jonny Lee Miller (I was watching Elementary at the time). I know you can’t blame me for being a little distracted right? 😛
OPI – Yoga-ta get this blue!
This is one of my favourite blues. So gorgeous. I ended up smudging it a bit on my ring finger. It shows up really well on the white and not quite as much on the black (considering it is a dark blue I am not completely surprised). It stamps well, but I don’t think it stamps as well as others, like blue by you for example. I would keep this on the ‘possible’ pile though because it isn’t bad at all.
Tip Top – In the navy
In the navy is another dark blue. So naturally, I didn’t expect it to show up very much on the black. It is there but quite subtle. It does show up really well on the white and it also stamps quite well too. Definitely an option for the dark blues.
Sinful Colors – Midnight blue
Well look at this cheeky little devil. It looks amazing on the black, subtle but definitely visible. It also looks great on the white. But look at that stamping. Near perfect stamping with really crisp and clear lines. I am definitely sold on Midnight blue. Definitely a great stamping polish and you can bet you will see this one again!
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,