Let’s get our stamping on shall we?
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 of the new Essence polishes in the range update. I am not sure yet if I am going to do a dedicated swatch post of these but if you want to see them just give me a shout.
Essence – Fairytale gone pink
Can we just take a minute to talk about how gorgeous these bottles are?! I just love the added little pics. I also really love this beautiful pink with a hint of shimmer. As you can see it shows up beautifully on the white but not as much on the black. It does stamp pretty well in my opinion.
Essence – Flamingold
This stamps as I would expect any metallic foily polish to stamp. It shows up really well on the black and even shows up on the white. It stamps pretty well. it didn’t surprise me or blow me away but it performs well, as expected.
Essence – My highlighter
This is such a beautiful green toned yellow that is super bright. It really boggled my camera. I was surprised by how well this one stamped and shows up on the white. Both being very well. It is visible on the black but not at its best. I think it is definitely something you can work with. This polish also has a slight shimmer and I think this makes it look even better on the black.
Essence – Rockablue
My skin looks absolutely wrecked in these last two and I have no explanation. Luckily the polish is pretty accurate so let’s focus on that please 😀 This one shows up beautifully on the black and decently on the white. It stamps pretty well too. I just adore this colour as a polish but I am not sure if I would use it to stamp with. Rather to stamp on.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think flamingold probably performs the best out of all of them but as polishes, I like them 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.
Thanks for reading,