Hope you’re having a good week so far. I’m just jumping straight into it today 🙂
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 is a battle of the yellow’s and it’s going to be a toughie. We all know how tough a yellow polish can be to wear on it’s own never mind to stamp with. So let’s jump in.
Sally Hansen – Mellow yellow
Ok first of all, I need to talk about the polish. Mellow yellow is one of the handful of polishes that Sally Hansen ‘reformulated’ and the colour has changed. This is the old version. It is also a bottle that was very obviously used as a tester in the store (my pet peeve) and I even though I managed to rescue it with some thinner, it is now only half a bottle. If anyone happens to see one please snap it up for me? Thank you. Ok, It shows up really well on the white and the black. It also stamps well. I am not sure if it is because my bottle is ‘old and used’ and possibly a tad thicker than the normal polishes but colour wise it works great on the white and the back.
Essence – Little miss sunrise
I really shouldn’t be surprised by Essence polishes anymore. Little miss sunrise looks great on the white. It’s a bit faded on the black but still visible. It does however stamp beautifully. On my index it looks like I have bubbles or something and I have no clue why. I assume it is user error and highly doubt it is the polish.
Sinful Colors – Anchors away
Well now, Can this polish score any more bonus points with me? It looks amazing on the white and is really visible on the black. It stamps beautifully. I know this is a very orange toned yellow and not everyones cup of tea but I am really liking it more and more.
China Glaze – Lemon Fizz
Lemon Fizz is a really pale yellow and even though it looks beautiful on the white it is very light. It does however look great on the black in my opinion. This might be my favourite over the black out of all four. It holds up well on the black and is very definitely still yellow. My index is a little messy and it is completely my fault. It also stamps really really well. Like I said, this is my favourite on the black and I am already drowning in possible ideas of how to use this for 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,
Hehehehe thanks sweetie pie
I like the all yellow post to be honest with you!
Thanks V. I quite like the yellows themselves 😉
I am amazed at how well all of these work! Considering how difficult many yellows are I didn’t expect them all to look this good. Yellow is not my fave and I only have 3 in my collection – and one is a texture and one a neon! The third one is almost finished though from having been used in nail art so much, so I definitely need to invest in a couple more for nail art (and stamping!!!) 😀
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Right? I definitely agree with you. I mean yellow polish is like the one polish everyone just knows is going to be miserable to work with and look at this?
I never thought I would wear much yellow and only had a pastel and a normal that I thought I would use for nail art. Then I got another, and another and turns out I actually quite like yellow. Not all yellows though but I love the pastel yellows and the dark ones like Anchors away. Even my husband commented on my nails when I wore just yellow. So I would second getting more 😉
Wow, I’m surprised at the results!
Me too. This post was jam packed with surprises. 🙂