Hope you’re having a good week so far. I hope you are not tired of seeing me with what seems to be a 100 posts a week 😉
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 all about green.
Catrice – I’m not a greenager
Even though this shows up really well on the white, it doesn’t really show up on the black that well. It stamps but it’s a bit patchy for me. I probably won’t use this one for stamping unless it is the only one you have. It’s workable.
China Glaze – L8R G8R
This is a light green holo. It is so light that it barely shows up on the white. It does show up on the black but more so the holo than anything else. Even though it does stamp well it isn’t one I would use for stamping just because the green part of it is so light and sheer. The holo however shows up great!
Essence – Beijos de Brazil
This is such a bright and beautiful green I am not surprised it shows up so well on the white and fairly well on the black. You can at least still see it is green on the black. It also stamps really well. This is definitely one I will use again.
Nubar – Conserve
This Conserve is something special. It is a beautiful green with blue / aqua shimmer and on the black it looks stunning. The smudging on my index is all me. In real life it looked perfect on the white but on the photo it looks a bit patchy. I am wondering it is the shimmer that just didn’t show up well on the photo. Definitely something to use again. It shows up really well on the black and the white and stamps pretty well too.
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,