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Stamping Polishes

 

Nail Stamping requires a special polish that tends to be 5 times more viscous than normal polish and saturates the etching of the plate. It needs to be very pigmented in order to transfer the image sharply and be intense in colour.

There are however, non stamping polishes that give great results, but just because youve bought one colour in a product line, does not mean that another colour will work. For peace of mind and freeing up your time for other things, it may pay off to just purchase a "stamping polish" without issues. On this page I will list those that are "meant to be" and those that work well enough. As a rule most metallic polishes will stamp great!

 

 

 

Stamping Polishes

Mundo de Unas have a fantastic range of colours. My only concern is, that their bottles are unmarked.  I hope that they will soon deliver us branded bottles. In the meantime caution is necessary with regards to where you are puchasing these from.

Click on the colour chart to get the full view of all their colours.

Non stamping Polishes that stamp well

  • LA Colors Art Deco Nail Art

  • The creme nail art pens from head2toebeauty.com (glitter tested and does not work)

  • American Apparel Mount Royal

  • Avon Speed Dry (old version) Delicate Mauve

  • Barielle Date Night

  • Boggi Brites Nail Paint in Pink

  • Borghese Espresso Brown F

  • Chanel Vendetta

  • China Glaze Agent Lavender

  • China Glaze Aqua Baby

  • China Glaze Calypso Blue

  • China Glaze Emerald Sparkle

  • China Glaze For Audrey

  • China Glaze Grape Pop

  • China Glaze Heli-yum

  • China Glaze VII (works great

  • China Glaze Khrome Collection

  • China Glaze Lube Heels

  • China Glaze Midnight Ride

  • China Glaze OMG!

  • China Glaze Red Stallion

  • China Glaze Re-fresh Mint

  • China Glaze Romantique Collection Spring 2009 (Passion, Magical, Poetic, Delight, Emotion, Joy, Awaken, Adore, Cherish, Harmony, Admire, Devotion)

  • China Glaze Ruby Pumps

  • China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-le

  • China Glaze Shower Together (works, but not very well)

  • China Glaze Something Sweet

  • China Glaze Towel Boy Toy

  • Chanel Vendetta (I haven’t tried this but PP posted this on MUA)

  • Color Club 220 Volts

  • Color Club All In

  • Color Club Art Club Nail Art “pens” (available at 8ty8beauty.com)

  • Color Club Smoke

  • Color Club Fashion Addict

  • Color Club Ms. Socialite

  • Color Club Pretty Platinum

  • Color Club Revvvolution

  • Color Club Twiggie (“tested over a very very dark blue worked like a charm”)

  • Color Club What a Drag

  • Color Club Where’s The Soiree

  • Color Club Worth the Risque

  • Creative Nail Designs (CND) Times Square

  • Cutex Qick’N Go

  • Del Sol Calypso

  • Essence “Show your feet” Polishes (from UK)

  • Essie Aruba Blue

  • Essie Blanc

  • Essie Lady Godiva

  • Essie Mesmerize

  • Essie Sag Harbor

  • Essie Shorty Pants

  • Finger Paints Art Dealer Teal-er

  • FingerPaints Be A Pal-ette

  • Finger Paints Butterscotch Cookie (works wonderful)

  • Finger Paints Chroma Coral

  • Finger Paints Easel Come Easel Go

  • Finger Paints Guggen I’m Lime

  • FingerPaints Papier Mache

  • Finger Paints Silver Sculpture

  • Finger Paints Strike a Pose Rose

  • FingerPaints Tangerine Tint

  • GOSH (most colors in this brand should work)

  • Icing – Pastels 5-Pack (Medium Sized Bottles found in Summer 2010)

  • Jordana 009 Burgundy

  • Kismet Elated

  • Kleancolor Nail to Toe Nail art lacquer- Black

  • LaFemme Polishes

  • Le Chat nail art pens

  • L’Oreal Caught Red Handed

  • L’Oreal Jet-Set Quick Dry Nightlife

  • L’Oreal Sizzling Tangerine

  • Massini Fall Promo

  • Massini Starry Violet

  • Maybelline Colorama 106 Raspberry Sorbet

  • Maybelline Colorama 107 Turquoise Seas

  • Maybelline Express Finish Lime Aluminum

  • Maybelline Racy Red (on the sheer side)

  • Mary Kay Color Shield Plum Pearl

  • Milani Hot Orchid

  • Misa Dirty Sexy Money

  • Misa Girl’s Night Out

  • Misa Heaven White

  • Misa I Will Survive

  • Misa Violetta

  • Miss Sporty Metallic polish

  • Nails Inc Ebury Mews

  • NARS Chinatown

  • Nfu-Oh (All Holographic Polish)

  • Nina Ultra Pro Out of the Blue

  • Nina Ultra Pro Smoke-n-Mirrors

  • Nivea Turbo Colour Pure Gold Number 72

  • Nubar Conserve

  • Nubar Lemon Sorbet

  • Nubar Orange Cream

  • Nubar Pyramid Purple

  • Nubar Stronghold

  • NYC Skin Tight Denim

  • OPI Alpine Snow

  • OPI Boris & Natasha

  • OPI Done Out in Deco

  • OPI Grape Fit

  • OPI’s Have You Seen My Limo?

  • OPI Koala Bear-y

  • OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

  • OPI Mod About You

  • OPI Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ

  • OPI No Spain No Gain

  • OPI Nomad’s Dream

  • OPI Off With Her Red

  • OPI Parlez Vous OPI?

  • OPI Purple With A Purpose

  • OPI Rinse Charming

  • OPI Siberian Nights

  • Orly Country Club Khaki

  • Orly Dazzle

  • Orly Glitz

  • Orly Lollipop

  • Orly Luxe

  • Orly Pointe Blanche

  • Orly Rock on Red

  • Orly Shine

  • Orly White Tip

  • Pure Ice Black Rage

  • Pure Ice Celestial

  • Pure Ice-Iced Merlot

  • Pure Ice Jaguar (very sheer)

  • Pure Ice-Love

  • Pure Ice Mint Dream

  • Pure Ice New Lilac

  • Pure Ice No Means No

  • Pure Ice Pussy Cat

  • Pure Ice Risk Taker

  • Pure Ice Silver Mercedes

  • Pure Ice Wild Thing

  • Revlon Chrome collection (they all seem to work well)

  • Revlon Tidal Wave

  • Revlon Vixen

  • Rimmel Camoflauge

  • Rimmel Midnight Blue

  • Rimmel Steel Grey

  • Rimmel Zeitgeist (it works, but not as good as the Konad white polish)

  • ally Hansen Black Out worked for an intricate pattern that the Konad polish was too goopy for

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  • Sally Hansen Chrome collection (the older version)

  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure Gilty pleasure (tested on darks to light and still preformed)

  • Sally Hansen Crystal Chrome Pure Crystal

  • Sally Hansen Diamond Strengths 6154-08 Mesmerizing

  • Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Red Hot

  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri collection

  • Sally Hansen Navy Venom

  • Sally Hansen NO CHIP 10 day Naail Color Plum Pretty

  • Sally Hansen Lacquer Shines

  • Sally Hansen Quick Color Chrome Pens (dries very quickly)

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden Nugget (Canadian Exclusive)

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear 6213-10 Indigo

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear The Real Teal

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Silver Straits (Canadian Exclusive)

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White Out

  • Sephora by OPI Brunette on the Internet

  • Sephora by OPI Caffeine Fix

  • Sephora by OPI Meet For Drinks

  • Scherer Petites Quicksilver 174 Greased Lightning

  • Sinful Colors Black on Black

  • Sinful Colors 239 Cafe Blu

  • Sinful Colors Secret Admirer

  • SpaRitual Fickle

  • SpaRitual Impression: a true red, with Konad, and it worked better than Konad red

  • SpaRitual Primitive

  • SpaRitual Surreal

  • Stargazer Silver Chrome

  • Ultra Pro Crushed Velvet collection (6 metallic colours)

  • Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme

  • Wet ‘n Wild Black Red

  • Wet ‘n Wild Nocturnal

  • Wet ‘n Wild Wild Shine in French White Creme

  • Wet ‘n Wild Wild Shine in Sapphire Blue

  • Yves Rocher (Yria) – Imperial Red

  • Zoya Mattes Velvet Collection (Fall 2009)

  • Zoya Paz

  • Zoya Purity

  • Zoya Rea

  • Zoya Trixie (not super bright, but a nice subtle look)

  • Zoya Yasmeen