Hope you’re having a good week so far. I am quite surprised that we are at 40 already! Who would’ve thought I would make it this far 😉
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.
We are going for gold today with 4 pretty golds, but how do they stamp?
Essence – Go bold
Go bold is a foil gold polish. It’s a little on the sheer side on the first coat so I wasn’t holding out much hope for stamping. It shows up really well on the black but I don’t think it’s very opaque. It’s very light on the white though and barely there. It stamps quite well though, even if not opaque.
OPI – Love.Angel.Music.Baby
Goodness me. How gorgeous is this one? It shows up really well on the black and not so much on the white although it is visible. It stamps beautifully with crisp clear lines.
Tip Top – Gold digger
I’ve used this one many times for stamping. It shows up really well on the black and is more visible on the white than any of the others so far. It also stamps really well. This was my go to gold for the longest time but I must admit, it isn’t the best gold stamping polish I have. I do like that it is a yellow toned gold and it’s the only one I have like it. So it makes it different.
China Glaze – Passion
Unfortunately I mixed up the images on my index and ring. As you can see, it shows up beautifully on the black and even the white. It stamps so well. Unlike the others, this is a metallic. It stamps beautifully with crisp lean lines. Definitely a win for me.
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,