Showing posts with label Stamping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stamping. Show all posts

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Essence Review, Part 2

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It's almost Friday! I hope you enjoyed my first review for Essence products. Today I am going to be showing you the other polish I received from Essence with nail art products as well.

Essence: Iced Strawberry Cream
Essence: Gel Look Top Coat
Two coats, application was smooth and fast dry time.

For the next look I used french tip guide I received and also a small stamping kit shown below.

I wanted to compare the stamper and scrapper to other ones I own. You can see the scraper has smaller width which I assume is because you aren't working with full nail images, so the smaller width is ok. Also I don't use metal scrappers to prevent damaging the plate, plus metal on metal is the worse sound ever!

 The stamper is about the same size as the large Konad (shown to the right of the essence stamper) However the stamper itself seems to be a much harder material. If you are used to the roll on method for stamping, this stamper works well. I also was not used to such a short handle, I guess I feel like I have better control with the longer handles.

Although there were some items that I didn't like about this stamping set, I do believe if you are just starting to get into stamping this is a great beginner set! I would say it is even better than the salon express. Check out the design I created with these products.

I simply love a classic french tip mani. I am a huge fan of french tip guides since I am not the best at achieving them by free hand. You get a good amount of guides and once again price is very reasonable! These products are also avaiable at your local Ulta store. Tomorrow I have the last of the goodies I received, think sparkles!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Stamping with CG Bohemian Collection

When China Glaze came out with their Bohemian Collection last month I wasn't that excited as other bloggers. To me duochromes always disappoint me from how they look in the bottle so I figured I wouldn't buy any of them. Than I found out that they are great stamping and water marbling colors sooo I HAD to pick up a few. Check out how neat they turned out!

Morning Shade
Base color was China Glaze: Liquid leather, The Bohiemian colors I used were No Plain Jane, Swanky Sillk, Want My Bawdy, and Unpredicatable. My stampig plate is Mash-38, top coat of Out The Door.

Afternoon Sun!!
WOW is all I can say. Subtle but gorgeous, totally worth having them :) Hopefully you already bought some cause they are starting to be scarce atleast in my area. If you are as much into stamping as me, you need to try these out!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stamping over Twiggie

Today I am featuring another new polish from my nail mail. I was most excited about getting this color, I seen a swatch post from Rebecca Likes Nails and have wanted it since. I also tried out some more stamping gosh it's so easy now, in love Konad.
I did two coats of Color Club: Twiggie, perfect formula! Used Konad special black and plate BM-214. Top coat of Out the Door.
Besides a couple small smudges I like how this mani turned out :) I wanted a psychedelic look with this muted neon lime green. The color on its own is very pretty also! Should of swatch it before I did the stamp, but I was just to excited.