Is the week treating you well? I hope you’re keeping warm if you’re in SA! It’s getting rather chilly. I love it!
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 am back to the colour schemes today with 4 reds. Lets see how they did
Color Club – Regatta red
My ring finger is a bit messy and I am not sure if that is me or if this red just doesn’t like bigger images but it does show up really well on the white. You can even spot it on the black which is something I don’t expect from red polish. It’s not great but you can see it. It stamps ok but might possibly favour the thinner / smaller images.
China Glaze – Just be-claws
I have stamped with this one a few times and it hasn’t really disappointed yet. It shows up beautifully on the white but just look at it on the black. I think the shimmer just makes it pop on the black. It stamps really well.
Omega – Crimson Rose (#385)
Considering this is a red jelly I didn’t expect much but it actually delivered more than I expected. It does show up on the white but not even a little bit on the black. It stamps ok on the thinner / smaller images but honestly, others in this post performed much better.
Nails Inc – Kensington high street
Wow, this is a winner. Shows up beautifully on the white and barely visible on the black. It stamps beautifully though. For white or light stamping this is great. The red is a very dark oxblood red so if you prefer a more cherry red this isn’t it but as far as stamping ability goes, great!
I think a few of these did well but Kensington high street is definitely a winner for me and Just be-claws is a total winner on the black. 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,