Happy Women’s day! I wanted to say a whole bunch of things about women and my wish for women but honestly, I am having a really craptastic week so far and right now couldn’t be bothered. I’ve been way too disappointed by women to say all the good and powerful stuff I wanted to say. If you’re enjoying the day off today I hope it’s a good one.
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.
To see all the Tuesday Stamping posts you can use the Tuesday Stamping tag in the tag cloud or you can go to the Swatches tab in the top menu and look under Stamping swatches. These are sorted by brand, then name alphabetically.
Revlon – Sure thing
I tried this one after a conversation with acidicice and it’s a little meh for me. It stamps but it doesn’t seem to be opaque enough to really show up as white. It looks a bit more grey so if that is the look you’re after then this is a good option. But white….I don’t think so.
Revlon – Fascinate
I’m definitely surprised by this one. It stamps pretty darn well and shows up really well on the white. The shimmer comes alive on the black and even though the colour doesn’t pop like it does on the white, it really looks stunning. I almost want to stamp this one a darker purple (Like OPI – Do you have this colour in Stockholm)
OPI – Suzi takes the wheel
I like how this one came out. It stamps pretty well and shows up well on the white and black. I’m not sure if it is a colour I would use often but should I want to I would definitely grab for this one.
OPI – Miss Piggy’s big number
What an interesting one this is. This polish was pretty sheer on the first coat when I swatched this one so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It looks beautiful on the black and the blue shimmer really pops. On the white however, it shows up more grey than blue but it has this beautiful blue flash when the light picks up the shimmer. You can see this down the middle of my ring finger. It’s different and really pretty.
What do you think? I don’t have any stand out winners but I do like the uniqueness of Miss Piggy’s big number. Which is your favourite? 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,