Happy Tuesday! Today is a public holiday so we are taking it nice and easy. Unfortunately my cousin and her family are leaving today but The Hubband and I are going to Madame Zimgara tonight! So much excite!
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.
Today is all about the blue!
Color Club – Endless summer
This one doesn’t really show up on the black but it does look ok on the white. It stamps ok but I suspect it will perform better on a lighter blue. Not too bad
OPI – Tiffany case
This is a liquid sand (texture) so I am not what I expected. On the white the blue is very faded and light and on the black the blue is hardly visible. On the black however the silver glitter shows up beautifully. It stamps well, as in clear images but the colour just doesn’t come across very well.
Morgan Taylor – Best ball gown ever
This one doesn’t show up super well on the white. It is there but the colour is very soft and light. On the black however, this looks amazing!! I love it. The duochromish properties of this polish totally shines on the black. The polish stamps well, crisp clear images.
Essence – #paradise
This one shows up well on the white colour wise but totally shines on the black! It’s also a duochrome and on the black this is gorgeous! It also stamps really well with crisp images. Love this one! I also have a comparison post coming up with this one and Essence – Splash.
None of these are really winners for me on the white but on the black the Essence and the Morgan Taylor totally win for me. 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.