I hope your Monday was fabulous! It still so hot and humid here. Apparently cooler weather is coming but I suspect it might just be a trick to make sure I don’t give up and dissolve into a puddle in the heat. Otherwise it has been a great start to the week.
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.
I have green polishes for today. It’s been a while since I’ve grouped these by colour so I think I’ll stick to colours for a few weeks. Let’s get cracking,
China Glaze – I’m with the lifeguard
This is such a neon green and it looks really nice on the white because it’s so bright. It shows up on the black but is more shimmer than green. It stamps pretty clear but I am not sure if this is the best green to stamp with.
Essence – Good limes
Isn’t that a pretty one. It looks great on the white and decent on the black too. It stamps pretty clear and I am rather impressed.
This one is decent on the white but man oh man does it shine on the black. This green has a shimmer that just pops on the black. It looks stunning not to mention the green shows up pretty well too.
Revlon – Super nature
This green shows up really well on the white and the black. The bigger images seems to have less crisp edges as the thinner lines but I think it fares well all things considered.
What do you think? I think they all perform pretty decently to a degree. Depending on the look you want any of these might work. I really like the brightness of the neon I’m with the lifeguard but the Hean #200 shimmer on the black really steals the show for me. 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,