I know this post is anticipated as much as I was looking forward doing it. I couldn’t wait to see the results.
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.
Today I have the 4 Essence Colour Boost polishes I showed you here. These really impressed me when I swatched them and they were so opaque that I had high hopes for the stamping. Let’s see what happened.
Essence – Instant happiness
I don’t even think I have to say anything. It looks amazing on the black and the white. It stamps perfectly. I am blown away by this one.
Essence – Instant match
Considering this is on the darker side I didn’t expect it to show up on the black but look at that. It looks fantastic on the white, pretty great on the black and it stamps beautifully. Again, love!
Essence – Instant party
Are you seeing a trend? It looks fabulous on the white, looks great on the black and stamps pretty great. I smudged it a bit with topcoat on my middle finger but otherwise….perfect!
Essence – Instant summer
I didn’t expect much from this one. It’s yellow and was also a bit less opaque than the others. I think it faired really well. It looks fantastic on the white, it looks pretty great on the black (even though not as yellow) and stamps pretty great. The smudging on my index finger is all me.
So, what do you think? Is it what you expected? Do you have a favourite? I think they all did fabulously but I think Instant Happiness is my favourite just because it is a beautiful colour and beautiful results. 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,