Time for some stamping!
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.
This week I am using what I thought was 4 random blue ish polishes. Seems some of them are more purple than blue so maybe we are just doing 4 random polishes this week 😉
D0llish Polish – What the frell?
This one is definitely more purple than blue but just looks how pretty. I actually expected the shimmer and shift to show up much better on the black but instead it was barely there. It looks fantastic on the white though and stamps beautifully.
Essence – Indigo to go
This is another beauty I got in my secret santa box this year and I am not disappointed about how it performed here. It’s a pretty dark blue so it doesn’t show up all that well on the black but the shimmer does and it is beautiful. It also looks stunning on the white and stamps beautifully. I think this stamped on a darker blue will look fabulous.
Rimmel – Blue eyed girl
Yowzer! How fabulous does this look? This blue stamped beautifully and shows up really well on the black and the white. I am really impressed with this one. My index is my favourite!
Ulta – Blues cruise
This is a beautiful glitter packed jelly and to be honest, I didn’t expect much. As expected, it is super light and didn’t show up well on either the black and the white. To be honest, I was impressed by how well it did perform on the white. It stamps well with crisp lines, but it’s not a good one.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Blue Eyed Girl is the winner of the day but I think all of them did ok except for Blues Cruise. 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,