The number suddenly hit me today. 29! That means over 100 polishes (116 to be exact) Wow. Just about 400 left to 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.
OPI – Taupe-less beach
Once again a little surprised here. I unfortunately smudged my index finger a little. I think it did really well on the white and the black. It shows up well and keeps its colour to some degree. It also stamped fairly well with straight clean lines (except my smudged index of course). I like it.
Revlon – Jungle
I wasn’t expecting too much from Jungle to be honest. Even though it is a dam colour it isn’t super opaque. Well, just look at that. It is barely visible on the black. It is there but barely. You can just see it on the index. On the white though, it looks really good. It’s not perfect but it did exceed my expectations. It’s one I might consider if I need a dark green ish shade.
Sally Hansen – Pacific bue
This little precious has been much talked about lately. In every polish group that I am I have seen people talking about Pacific blue being changed and is now a different colour. Considering how well it stamps, yup I am sad too. Not only is it a gorgeous colour but just look at that. It showed up pretty well on the black and the white and stamped pretty decently too. I’m pretty darn impressed. I actually love it. It might not be the most perfect stamping but it is definitely one I would use again.
Sinful Colors – 24/7
I’m a little torn about this one. It looks great on the white. It stamps well and shows up well (even though it looks very light here). On the black, it shows up but it looks a but smudgy. The lines are clear but the colour looks a bit smudged. Anyway, it’s definitely a winner for me over light colours. Great stamping and shows up well. I’ll try once more over darker colours but I don’t think it’s going to win that one. (in other news, this looks pink right? What happened to my ‘camera hates pink’ curse? Should I be excited?)
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,