Monday, August 6, 2012

Flipped Out Stamping!

Hello fellow nail polish lovers! I hope you are well. I know I promised you Candy Lacquer Cherry Berry... I apologize for the delay, will try to get that posted tomorrow. In the meantime, here is what I wore over the weekend!

I started out with Zoya Shelby, which I will also show you soon! Then I added one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Flipping Out Hard. FOH has a yellow tinted base from the glitter, so it actually turned my Shelby a tad orange. I totally forgot about the bleeding, this was a known issue so I recommend using FOH over similar colors. (BTW... FOH was a LE polish that sold out quickly, it is no longer available, I am sorry.) 

Anyhoo... I decided to add some stamping with Mash plate 40 and Wet N Wild Black Creme. I heard WNW Black Creme was a good black to stamp with. Personally I am disappointed. This is my first time using it and I think its too sheer. Now, I got it on sale for like seventy cents, so I am not too upset over it. But I think I need a more opaque black in the future! I finished the look with a coat of Seche Vite.


Artificial light, no flash.






What do you think?

Which black nail polishes do you recommend for stamping?

24 comments:

Sarahlouise1986 said...

why have you been hiding t=your stamping skills till now! I absolutely love this!!!! Keep stamping you rock!

/Hugs!!!

Lovely Addison said...

My Wet N Wild Black Creme is nowhere near that sheer. Bad batch maybe? But I also like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out or surprisingly E.L.F Black.

Karine said...

i love the stamping it looks like an hypnose clock lol

ajacks said...

looove these!

Tami McTaggart said...

My WNW black started out much more opaque than that...and now that it's old it works like a dream!

Angie said...

I use both Konad Special Polish Black and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out. I've heard Sinful Black on Black is good too, but I haven't tried it. Most of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes work with stamping as well as most metallics and chromes. This list might be of help to you. A bunch of nail stamping fans put together a list of non-Konad polishes that work with stamping. It hasn't been updated in over a year, but it's worth checking out. http://sassestampingstampede.wordpress.com/polish/

Angie OurPaintedWorld said...

Gorgeous!!

Yasmin said...

I like Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out and Liquid Leather by China Glaze. That mani is really funky and I like it :)

Valerie Angel said...

Really nice!

-♡ Valerie Angel

Bec said...

I'm wondering, did you do a layer or topcoat over the Flipping Out Hard before you did the stamping?
I say this because I'd also noticed the same sheerness present when I did some stamping with the Wet'n Wild.

I'd like to give a go at putting it straight on top of a smooth polish coat, then putting a topcoat over the stamping.

TraceFace said...

Bec, yes I added topcoat before stamping. In this case I thought it would look too rough if I didnt.

Thank you for the suggestions! <3

Peace, Love and Polish said...

I still love the look of it!

Whimsical Glam said...

yeah this is AMAZING!

Alissa said...

Looks amazing! Love that stamp design.

Nidia Doherty said...

I usually stamp with Sinful Colors Black on Black. Even sheer, your stamping looks great. What a cool color/pattern combo! pinned!

Helga said...

Love this look!

nailXchange said...

1 - for an unusual colour combination, this mani turned out great, I love it!

2 - coming from a girl who does a lot of stamping, I can tell you that WnW Black is one that I've used more often but I've noticed an inconsistency with the formula. I've had a couple of bottles be a bit sheer when I first get them, but then they thicken up with use and are totally opaque in one coat. Other times it's a one-coater right away.

3 - although I haven't used them, I have read that Finger Paints black is a one-coater and so is Illamasqua Boosh (although that might be an expensive stamping lacquer).

Chandi - HappinessIsADryNail said...

That glitter is awesome and that marco shot is sooo neat looking!

HelloThereBlondie said...

It is a bit sheer but it gives the pattern a shadow , giving it that 3D kind of effect. LOVE how it turned out!

Krystal Caracol said...

my ELF black polish is good to stamp with, it's pretty opaque for being a cheapy ;)

Erin said...

I love this! I just can't stop staring at it. Great colors! I use black stamping polish from Konad. I got it off amazon.com so it wasn't that expensive. I love it except it stains my hands! Might try using vaseline to prevent that. :)

Debbie Crumpet said...

looks great, and my advice is just go for it and get Konad black, you won't regret it x

Andrea said...

I always use a top coat when I stamp, because I still mess up and with top coat I can wipe it and clean it when I screw up. Lol. I use Sinful Colors Black on Black. I like it the most of the blacks I have tried. I like the sheer look of your black! I think it's a cool effect with the color and glitter showing through!

Rebekah Walker said...

I absolutely love your blog. Personally I like the orange background and the black looks somewhat brown which I think is better. I know that in some other posts you use Bundle Monster stamping plates. Just wondering where you get those from?