Hope you’re having a good week. Let’s get straight to it.
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.
Catrice – Will you berry me?
Look how pretty that looks on the white. This stamped well but it doesn’t really show up well on the black. It’s there but not by much. It definitely looks much better on the white and some good stamping as well. I smudged it a little on my middle finger (all me) but all in all it faired really well.
Color Club – Eternal Beauty
I am not even a little surprised by this one 😉 Just look how gorgeous that holo is on the black and this is in my lightbox (where holo doesn’t usually fare that well). Beautiful stamping and it shows up well on the black and the white. The holo show sup more on the black obviously but it is still there on the white (especially outside / in the sun).
Sally Hansen – Violet Voltage
Now this one I am a little surprised by. Here I actually prefer it on the black compared to the white even though it isn’t too bad on the white at all. It just looks a little more ‘muted’ on the white. Nice crisp lines. I’m happy.
Wet n Wild – Saved by the blue
This shade of blue is so stunning. It stamps really really well with nice crisp lines. It looks great on the white and in my opinion, not too bad on the black either. It is a fairly dark shade so I didn’t expect much but it almost looks metallic on the black which gives it a nice contrast. I think this will look good over almost any colour.
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,