Thursday, March 5, 2015

Creative Shop Stamper review! and Azature Lapis Diamond

Hey Everyone!

Last week I received my Creative Shop Stamper that I ordered from Bsquared Lacquer so I needed to give it a try as it gets such rave reviews.  Spoiler alert!  I really really like it, and I thought it would be a good time to use 2 of my un-trieds Azature Lapis Diamond and FlossGloss Moon Baby and do some sponge gradients.  Check out my mani using the stamper.

Azature Lapis Diamond swatch

Azature Lapis Diamond swatch

First let’s talk about Azature Lapis Diamond.  I was super excited about this one since lighter blue cremes are my thing, in the bottle it’s a deeper almost periwinkle.  It applied very nicely but even after the first coat I knew something was weird about because it started to changed colors, and not like an all over solid change but streaking in places and turning darker.  And then once I added top coat it darkened even more, but at least it ended up being a little more even but as you can see it looks nothing like the bottle.  Maybe a different top coat would help.  You can see it the most on the thumb.  I’ve had other similar colors react like this so I think it is something with the pigments used, I’m looking at you Julep Taylor!

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Floss Gloss Moon Baby swatch
The neutral light gray is Moon Baby from Floss Gloss, I really like the color of this one!  I used 2 coats.  I used a cosmetic sponge to apply the gradient on the pointer and middle fingers.  I find it best to do it in layers and let each layer dry before applying the next.  See another of my gradientmanis here.

Bundle Monster BM-718 Secret Garden Nail Stamping Plate

Bundle Monster BM-718 Secret Garden plate macro swatch

For the stamping I used Bundle Monster plate BM-718 from the Secret Garden set, see my Secret Garden plate review.  OMG how much do I love this pattern?  This plate is so pretty!  I used Bundle Monster Harlow, which isn’t a stamping polish but combined with the Creative Shop Stamper and scraper wow!  It looks great!  The stamper is so soft and mooshy and just picks up the image perfectly, for me rolling the stamper over the plate to pick up the image works best.  I also roll the stamper onto the nail to transfer it.  I had no idea that the scraper could make such a difference.  The Creative Shop Stamper is very thin and flexible.  On the first scrap I could instantly tell how great it worked at removing the polish from the surface of the plate but keeping polish in the etching.  Mind = Blown.  I ordered mine from Bsquared Lacquer and I’m thinking I’m going to order 1 or 2 replacement heads because I don’t think I can live without it if I damage it lol  I’m guessing the stamper is made of unicorn cartilage or something haha!

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