Do you remember the first time you heard about nail stamping? For me, it was around 2010/2011, and I was just starting out with my true nail polish obsession. I had always loved getting my nails done and enjoyed the process of being pampered. In fact, I started getting acrylics because I wanted to kick the nail/cuticle biting habit, and it actually worked! Once I was past that, I started getting weekly manicures and then started buying polish. Who could have imagined that I would end up with thousands of bottles? I do believe that I discovered stamping on youtube and quickly bought a bunch of stuff from Amazon–all Konad. I actually still use the same Konad stamper that I’ve had for like 7 years! I know that stamping has grown in popularity, and we now have many options; one of those options being clear stampers. I have hesitated trying them because I am a creature of habit, but I recently bit the bullet and purchased the Pueen Transparent Soft Stamper. Is it a winner or a dud? Let’s read below to find out!
So first let me tell you what I used as my base for the stamping: 2 coats of Bee’s Knees Lacquer Blorange (press sample) and 1 coat of KBShimmer You Dew You (press sample). This is a glorious combination! Sorry for my wrinkly fingers–I think it was cold and my skin usually gets kinda wrinkly like that. Focus on the beautiful polish!
The stamper that I purchased came in a scraper/stamper set. I was excited to try it because it’s nice to be able to see exactly where your image will be placed. I decided to use my most trusty stamping polish: Pure Ice Silver Mercedes.
I think the stamping turned out really well. It’s crisp and perfectly aligned. The stamper is nice and squishy and of a good size because it felt comfortable in my hand. As you may already know, you cannot use acetone on the jelly stamper head because it will cloud it and make it break down. I used a lint roller to clean up any left over polish from the stamper head. I also want to caution you about getting acetone on the plastic holder because it will ruin it–I learned the hard way. While I had no problems getting a good image with this polish and with this image, I will admit that it was very hit or miss. I had a hard time picking up a clear image with other polishes and other plates. I find that it’s all about trial and error so that part was kind of a let down. I don’t know why some images and some polishes work better than others. I usually have zero problems with my Konad stamper so I was bummed out because I really love the control a clear stamper gives you. I think I will have to play with it a little more so I can hopefully get the hang of it. Is you’re interested in purchasing this, you can get it on the Pueen Site where it retails for $6.99. I am very interested in hearing about your experiences with clear stampers. If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!
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