OMG - I was so excited when I saw on...literally every social media this stamper ...that I couldn't resist and I had to get it too.
Finally...after some waiting it arrived and of course I couldn't wait to try it , so here it is. I got the stamper from BornPrettyStore ( it's on sale for only 2.99) and together with it a stamping nail polish .
I don't even know where to start - I have so many things to say and show :D
This is how the stamper looks like - I got the all white version, and not the coloured one : pink or blue (yay) and the scraper too.
About the scraper ...I think they did a good job with this one - being all plastic (the older ones had a metal tip) works a lot better, it spreads the polish better on the stamping plate. Maybe other people did a fine job with the other one but I didn't - I hated the sound it made while scraping too.
JELLY JELLY JELLY JELLY
Yes, jelly stamper - it has a very soft consistence and it's very soft and squishy, I absolutely LOVE it.
This is the kind of stamper I would play with all day - just having it in my hands and pushing it. ( I don't sound crazy, don't I? ) - just like an anti stress ball.
I reviewed another interesting stamper HERE, and in comparison to that one the clear jelly one is a bit harder (the difference is not very big) and also bigger. I love the fact that it has a 2.8 diameter because you can easily pick up bigger design and cover up bigger nail beds or longer nails.
And another advantage compared to the other one is that this stamper stands - the other end is flat (and open too - i will show you later) and you can easily put it on the table without any fears that it will ruin the design.
I did nothing to prepare the head - it simply picked up the image right away - no filling and no wiping with nail polish remover (!!!) - I read some reviews where the girls had problems with picking up images and I was very curious to see if I encounter such problems..
As you can see the image is perfectly transferred.
THIS is the nail polish I used !
There are not much to say about it - it's perfect (as you can see on the stamper). Very opaque - a very important trait from my point of view when we're talking about stamping nail polish- and the drying time is perfect.
Not too fast not too long - you get enough time from the plate, to the stamper and on the nails.
You still have to move fast but that's what stamping is all about.
|Look how well the nail polish fills up the design on the plate - no empty spaces.|
Back to the stamper now !
The "hype" as I said in the title...is due to the fact that you can see trough the other end while you stamp.
Thanks to this new "invention" we can finally see where and how we stamp! Kudos to that.
In the photo above you can see the image i want to stamp from the other end of the stamper.
And...the final photo I want to show to you is this one. As you can see the design transferred perfectly - good job stamper good job nail polish.
Be aware if you use this nail polish - it stains the skin, not the nail though. You can see on my finger that I have blue stains so be extra careful and use some peel off base if you have. I also ruined the design because I desperately tried to clean the skin for the photos ...but I couldn't.
If we talk about the stamper we need to pay extra care when we clean it. I am used to cleaning my stampers with polish remover - it's a lot easier and faster since I have it there whenever I stamp so I can clean the stamping plate.
From what I've read ...this clear jelly stamper will be compromised if you use polish remover. Instead...you can use scotch tape or a lint roller.
Here's my option for cleaning the stamper :