It’s time! You’ll notice some change in my nail length. I had a little incident over the weekend so had to chop some length off. I usually don’t mind my nails shorter but this time it is actually annoying me. Such bad timing 😛
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.
China Glaze – Flying dragon
Excuse the silly shadow stamping on my ring finger, that is completely me. How gorgeous is this? It stamps really really well. It looks stunning on the white but doesn’t show up so well on the black colour wise. It does ‘show off’ more of the glitter in the polish on the black though. Gosh this is pretty.
OPI – Live.Love.Carnaval
Yikes! Do you love? I love! When I swatched this I had a suspicion it would have some level of stamping ability but I didn’t expect it to be perfect. Crisp, clear, perfect stamping. Looks great on the white and shows up well on the black (even though the colour is a little ‘distorted’). I feel like I am apologising every time now for silly mistakes. The half moon on my ring was my fault. *I must stop watching movies or tv shows while I stamp :P*
Sinful Colors – Pistache
Another pleasant surprise from Sinful Colors. Pistache shows up well on the white and the black and stamps well. It does remind me a little of Essence – Upper green side but I have not compared them. It’s gorgeous though and stamps so well. One of those surprises that just gets the mind spinning with ideas.
Tip Top – Adrenalin junkie
Adrenalin junkie stamps fairly well and even though it does show up on the black and the white I much prefer it on the black. For me, it looks very ‘washed out’ on the white. On the black it looks almost metallic and really pops. Very pretty nonetheless and does a decent job of stamping.
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,