I just have a little ‘announcement’ before I start with todays post. Firstly, there will not be a post tomorrow. I am doing a post on Thursday and though’t I’d give tomorrow a skip so that it isn’t too much. I LOVE the post on Thursday so I hope you will too. Secondly, It’s my birthday next month and I have a pretty awesome giveaway planned. It will start in about 2 weeks or so but in the mean time, get your thinking caps on. 😉
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.
Alrighty, today is another battle of the blues and I am excited!
Essence – Let’s get lost
Once again Essence has surprised me. This shows up beautifully on the white and quite well on the black. It also stamps really well. I was impressed by this one for sure. I can already imagine this stamped over a light blue or maybe even a bright pink.
Ice Box – Bubblegum ice
Bubblegum ice is such a gorgeous blue but is near invisible on the white. It does show up fairly well on the black and stamps well too I’m not sure if this is one I will reach for often as I suspect other light blues might fare better but it is an option. How awkward to hold this bottle though 😉
Tip Top – Astronaut
Well, isn’t that pretty? I don’t have to tell you that this stamps well. It shows up beautifully on the black and the white, although in my opinion, the white washes the blue out a bit. It shines on the black. It stamps really well too. This is definitely one I will use again.
Color Club – Over the moon
*swoon* This shows up beautifully on the black and the white. It looks a little washed out on the white here but it isn’t really. Of course, the holo shines on the black. This stamps so well and really is so gorgeous. Definitely on you will see often in the future.
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,