I’m ready to hit the ground running and own Tuesday. How is your day going?
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.
In light of it being Valentines week I decided to do red / pink polishes today. Maybe it will help 😉
Tip Top – Cherry’s in the snow
This does show up VERY subtly on the black it shows up better on the white. It doesn’t stamp too badly at all and will be one to consider if you need a red.
Sinful Colors – Sugar sugar
This was a surprise for me. It looks good on the white and shows up well but i love it on the black. It definitely shows the shimmer of Sugar sugar more on the black. It also transfers pretty well. I would probably use this on black or darker colours again.
Nubar – Essence
I am not going to lie. This was a big surprise for me. Essence is relative sheer and light and I did not expect much from it. Granted it doesn’t look its best on the white as it does get a bit ‘washed out’ on the white (even though it does show up) but man oh man it looks great on the black. It isn’t super pink but the scattered holo just looks fantastic. I would also definitely prefer it on the darker or black colours.
Color Club – Miss bliss
We are not really surprised that Miss bliss stamps well are we? 😛 It stamps really really well and shows up beautifully but the holo shines on the black for sure! Love!
I think Miss bliss wins but it might be a bit unfair because who can resist holo right? What do you think? 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,