I know it feels like it has been forever since you’ve seen one of these posts but here it is!!
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.
I decided to use 4 of the Tip Top polishes I showed you yesterday.
Tip Top – Banana split
Surprisingly not too bad. It does show up on the black but it’s a little washed out in my opinion. It shows up well on the white. It stamps pretty well all things considered but I am not sure how it would fair over a very pigmented darker colour. Like say a blue. I think it is worth a try.
Tip Top – It’s lime time
This one doesn’t show up as well as the yellow but it does show up. It looks very similar to the yellow over the black actually. On the white it is a little light but it stamps ok.
Tip Top – Peach soda
This one shows up quite well on the white but not so much on the black. I was surprised by that. It does stamp well though.
Tip Top – Strawberry pop
This looks great on the white (sorry about the ‘my-camera-hates-pink curse) and doesn’t show up very well on the black but you can see it. it also stamps pretty well. I do have other pinks that stamp better though. (I know I should probably not compare them to other similar colours)
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,
Gorgeous… as always!! Mwah!
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you have far too much patience
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Hahahaha I have many traits but I would not list patience as one of them 😛
i most certainly would hahaha.
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Hahaha I’ll take it 😛 Thanks
I have a question-don’t really know if it applies to this post though…which stamping plates would you recommend for longer nails? I am not very good with aligning the stamper so I need images that give me enough room for error
Hi Renita. My favourite plates are the Pueen or Bundle monster sets (that I own) and when my nails are at their longest they still fit on my nails. If you find these to be a problem though I would recommend plates that are full images like the Pueen buffet or encore sets (I’m adding a link) or the MoYou London plates. There you won’t have a problem about having to line up (unless you want specific things in specific places). These plates seem to be the easiest for long or big nail beds or struggling with alignments. I hope this helps. Please shout any time if you have any questions.
Thank you so much Michelle! I think I am going to invest in one of these,I am tired of the cheapie plates with their teeny full nail images
I feel you completely! You can’t go wrong with any of these in my opinion. I’d love to see what you do once you have them 😉
The pink shows up the best I feel. Most decent for the neons
I think you’re right. The pink shows up the best of these.
These stamp pretty meh IMO. Thanks for the effort!
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Yeah they’re not the best I’ve ever used but I was still surprised by them. They stamp well, just not very opaque (in other words the whole image transfers but the colour doesn’t show up well)
Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate these post.
When I want to stamp with a polish I haven’t tried yet, I can just look up the expected results without having to do it myself and ruin my base if it doesn’t do what I want it to.
So: thank you!!
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Ah thank you so much Joyce. That really means so much. I am so glad these posts are helpful for someone beside me! Please shout if you have any specific polishes you would like me to test. At this point I am just grabbing randomly 😉