Hey pretty people,
Time to get our stamping on!
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 chose 4 random silver holo polishes to test. I am not sure why I haven’t done this before but better late than never right?
China Glaze – I sea ponies,
What a stunner right? This beautiful silver holo looks amazing on the black and even shows up and looks good on the white. It stamps beautifully with crisp, clear images. I’m impressed!!
Ice Box Colors – Polar lights
This one also shows up beautifully on the black and even on the white. It had some shadowing on some of the stamped images but not enough to say it is the polish. Holo wise, it is probably similar to I Sea Ponies but a little more…..particle-y. Does that even make sense? I sea ponies seems more ‘solid’
ILNP – Mega
I really like the holo-ness of this polish. It shows up beautifully on the black and is a little washed out on the white but it does show up. Really crisp and clear images as well. So now I am comparing it to the two polishes above again. I feel like the other 2 are more silver with some holo and this is more holo with a hint of silver. Even though it is washed out on the white, there is much more holo visible on the white than the others.
LA Girl – 3D silver
Ok so I knew there wasn’t going to be much success here but it is a polish that had to be tested. This is more of a dense holo glitter in a clear base so it makes it harder to stamp. As a polish thought you can get opacity, this is not a topper. Needless to say, this is not a winner winner chicken dinner.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think I Sea Ponies, Polar lights AND Mega performed really well. I think Mega is more holo but less silver. Mega showed more holo on the white but I Sea Ponies shows up more silver wise on the white. I don’t think any of them will fail you. 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,