Happy Tuesday! I sure am missing that short week from last 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.
I chose 4 random Sinful Colors polishes today. I am always stumped when it comes to choosing which 4 polishes to test so I just grabbed willy nilly. If you have any requests please shout!
Sinful Colors – Cool gray
I was a little surprised by this one. It shows up pretty decently on the black. It’s a little washed out on the white but it still shows up. Not too bad at all.
Sinful Colors – Matte about blue
This blue does show up on the white but is a much lighter blue. On the black however, holy smokes. Isn’t that gorgeous? It’s quite subtle on the black I must admit but the shimmer really pops! It stamps pretty well too.
Sinful Colors – Olympia
This one also shows up pretty decently on the black and the white. It does however lose some it’s green colour on the black. It could work on a darker green though. Not too bad to stamp with but I suspect Pistache or even Essence – Upper green side fared better.
Sinful Colors – Winterberry
Another polish that seems to shine on the black. It does show up well on the white but the shimmer is much more apparent on the black. This one stamps really well so if you can pair this with the perfect base colour it would look amazing!
Which one is your favourite? 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,
I finally found a place around here that sells Sinful Colors so I’m going to hunt down Winterberry… I already have visions of it over a really deep dark purple or eggplant 🙂
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Oh my goodness!!!! That sounds so beautiful! I can’t wait to see! And wow, how sad that Sinful isn’t so easily available. I am getting a bad feeling about the stock we have here. Nothing new in months and the shelves are just getting emptier and emptier. Makes me sad!
None of these blew me away to be honest. Not bad, but not amazing either.
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Yeah nothing wow but good enough backups or in case of polishes. eh.
Winterberry takes the cake here! Love that one
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Winterberry is such a gorgeous polish on its own. The fact that it looks so gorgeous stamps makes it a total winner in my book!