Happy Tuesday! It feels like Monday today thanks to the holiday yesterday. Let’s just hope it isn’t blue. 😉
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.
The first one is a two for one…
Essence – The black cat and Essence – Wild white ways
I thought I would combine these for obvious reasons. Let’s start with The Black cat. It stamps pretty well on the white but it’s not very black. It looks a bit more grey than black. If you were looking for a ‘faded black’ or grey this would be a good options considering it stamps pretty well. Wild white ways stamps really well too and looks good on the black. I do prefer white stamping (Essence stampy polish in particular) but this is a nice alternative.
Essence – Electriiiiiic
Even though this one doesn’t show up on the black at all it looks pretty decent on the white. It also stamps pretty well. I am not sure if this is one I would grab for often but only because I have other really good blue stampers. This can definitely work though.
Essence – Lady mermaid
Goodness me. Ok, this one doesn’t really show up on the white that well but it looks amazing on the black. I actually chose this ‘liquid foil’ because it was the sheerer of the two but I absolutely love how it looks over the black. Bonus that is stamps pretty decently too. Look out for the other one next week.
Essence – Prince charming
It looks a bit washed out on the white in my photo but it actually shows up really well on the white. I think it shines on the black though. It shows up really well and the shimmer really pops on the black, This one also stamps very well. Definitely a win for me!
Which one is your favourite? I am torn between prince charming and lady mermaid. 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,