How’s your week going so far? My Frank had surgery yesterday so he isn’t feeling so well and there is still working happening here at home. I am considering napping today. 😛
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 am showing you 4 random Sinful Colors polishes. If you didn’t know, the Sinful Shine range is back in store but this time in Dischem. My Dischem had a freestanding display with all the polishes on. Let me show you the 4 I chose today.
Sinful Colors – Bananappeal
I am actually quite surprised by this one. I never really expect much from a yellow but this one did quite well. It is visible on the black, even though not fully opaque but it shows up beautifully on the white. It also stamps really crisp and clear.
Sinful Colors – Most sinful
I did however expect much more from this one. I didn’t think it would show up super bright on the black because it is still a darker blue but I did expect it to show up better. I did also expect it better on the white. It shows up and it stamps ok but it isn’t great. Compared to for example the Essence – Instant match.
Sinful Colors – My Kryptonite
Now this is what I am talking about. This green shows up beautifully on the black and the white and also stamps pretty clear. I did smear it a bit on my ring finger when I topcoated. This is definitely winner winner chicken dinner for me.
Sinful Colors – Pragmatic
This one showed up ok on the black and ok on the white. I almost want to say it looks better on the black than on the white. It seems a bit washed out on the white. It stamps pretty clear though.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I definitely think My Kryptonite is the winner for me. Some did better, some did worse. 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,