- piCture pOlish
- My first stamping attempt EVER
- ... piCture pOlish!!
Wisteria is a gorgeous vivid purple color. If I owned Illamasqua Jo'mina, I'd probably tell you here about how similar they are to each other. But alas, I do not. So no comparisons for you from this girl! You'll have to settle for my educated guess: that they are pretty darn similar.
The consistency of Wisteria was great. It was thick so it covered really nicely, but it wasn't gloopy or hard to work with in the slightest. I didn't get any weird globs or bubbles in the polish at all. Great, smooth, creamy finish.
Okay, now let me tell you a little story in the third person about stamping.
Once upon a time there was a nail blogger named Sarah. She loved all of the stamping that she had seen from other bloggers. So she bought the first Bundle Monster set on Amazon. She eagerly awaited its arrival, and when it finally arrived she tried to use it right away!
Her attempt was a massive failure. She was crushed! She had read the FAQs and everything! Why wasn't it working? She tried a few more times, only to keep failing, and eventually abandoned her stamping set for a few weeks.
Then she decided to try buying some other polishes that have been said to work great for stamping. Among those polishes was Wet N Wild Wild Shine in Black Creme. She filed her stamper a bit more with a coarser file. To her amazement, she finally could stamp! Her dog Chowder rejoiced, if by rejoiced you mean that he couldn't care less.
So yeah, that's my stamping story. Lots of failure leading up to a simple polish switch, and now it works great. Other polishes that work well for stamping include Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Whirlwind White and most metallic polishes, like the Color Club Foiled Collection (thanks to Rebecca for this information).
This stamp is from the first Bundle Monster set, plate BM17.
I know it's not the cleanest or straightest stamping attempt, but I don't think it's too bad for my first try! It has been suggested that I should not have chosen a French design for my first stamp mani but I liked this one so much that I went for it anyway. I REGRET NOTHING! :)
And really, it looks much neater from arm's length.
I think I'm a pretty fast learner so hopefully my stamping will improve even further pretty quickly! And keep an eye out for my other two piCture pOlishes in the future!