Hey hi guys,
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.
If you’re anything like me, you will see a new polish and immediately wonder if it is stamp worthy. Well I recently got my hands on the new (or new to me/us) Cutex polishes and of course I wondered about the stamping. I then swatched one of them and was so impressed I just knew I had to stamp with them before I even swatched them. So here we go
Cutex – Fiery temper
This shimmery red actually surprised me. It shows up well on the white and I almost expected some success here but it is the shimmering on the black that really impressed me. It’s darker so not super visible but I think it did quite well.
Cutex – Flower pout
I somehow expected this pink to show up better on the black than it did but it does show up beautifully on the white. It stamps well though and I think this is a winner for all shades of pink.
Cutex – Language of lilacs
That’s what I’m talking about! This lilac shows up beautifully on the white and the black (I actually prefer it on the black) and stamps pretty well too.
Cutex – Pop the prosecco
This metallicy gold stamps really well and shows up well on the white and the black. It has a foily finish so doesn’t stamp like a chrome does but it does stamp really well.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Language of Lilacs is my favourite but they all did pretty decently all in all. 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.
I just wanted to let you know as well that the blog will be a bit quiet for the rest of the week. Even though I am feeling much better I haven’t been able to sit and do my nails till this week. We also need to do some back end maintenance so it seemed like a good time to get it all done while taking a little break. I will see you all on Monday again. Have a fabulous week, a fantastic weekend and see you on the other side! xx
Thanks for reading,