I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend. I had a post scheduled for yesterday but nothing wanted to work so I couldn’t publish it. I assumed even my blog was on holiday.
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 used the 4 new Essence polishes from the Nauti-girl collection.
Essence – Crew first
My first surprise of the bunch. I was surprised by how well this showed up on the black. It’s a bit light to really show up on the white but it does. It stamps well and will be ideal for subtle stamping on lighter colours too.
Essence – Oh captain, my captain!
I love this blue and I like how it looks on the black. It isn’t super visible but you can still kinda see it. It shows up on the white but looks quite faded. It’s ok but not great.
Essence – Miss Navy
Doesn’t that look great? I was also surprised by how well this showed up on the black and it looks stunning on the white as well. It stamps beautifully! It might just be my favourite.
Essence – Ahoy, boy!
This one was a favourite when I swatched these and I love how it shows up on the white. It isn’t a perfect stamper – or at least I didn’t stamp it perfectly – but this one has tons of potential. It’s visible on the black but not too much. I’m undecided about this one. What do you think?
Miss Navy is definitely my favourite out of these 4. It might just be because it is a brighter colour but I love how it looks on both the black and the white. 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.