Hi loves! Aaaah, finally some nailart again - it has been so long! I mean I'm grateful for all the opportunities I get from various brands but it distracts me from stamping, and I love stamping! So, let me introduce to you one of the most talked about stampers ever ^^ it's the Creative Shop stamper!
image courtesy of Hypnotic Polish
The Creative Shop stamper is the largest I've ever seen. The stamping pad measures 32 mm in diameter, which is really really huge. This makes it perfect for long nails - no more fiddling with the stamper! It also works wonders with those full image plates, this way you are sure to pick up enough of the part you want to transfer to your nail.
Material wise this stamper is different to other stampers I've tried. As most of us I started out with the regular Konad stamper. It isn't squishy, it's small and not the easiest to use when you have curved nailbeds. A while back, I tried my first soft stamper in the form of the MoYou London stamper (not the XL one) and soon after ordered a large white squishy from eBay. After that, I was hooked on the softness! Soooo I grabbed the Messy Mansion Pro Set consisting of 10 different stamper heads, ranging from firm to sticky soft and with both light and dark colored stamper heads so every color shows up easily.
While I still looove my Messy Mansion stampers (especially when using a white polish, the dark heads make it so easy to see your image), I find myself reaching for this stamper now. Because of the translucant silicon you can still see lighter stamping colors quite easily, and the size is just so handy! The only issues I'm still having is the small "holes" in my image. Not sure how to get rid of them. You shouldn't prime this stamper as you would with a regular stamper (so no buffing, only prime using a "magic eraser" which is basically a white sponge you can get at various places) and store it inside a sealed plastic baggie every once in a while to make sure it will keep picking up your image.
The look I created started with a bottom of Cirque Colors Lady Liberty. I then used an image from the Born Pretty Store BP13 plate (kindly sent to me by Emily since she had them twice!) and Mundo de Uñas 56 Spring Green to create this beautiful pattern. I really love the combination of colors and pattern!
Do you have any experience with the Creative Shop stamper? And which stamper is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!
Hypnotic Polish is a European based indie stockist that ships internationally. Besides Colors by Llarowe, they also carry Smitten Polish, El Corazon, Glam Polish, Contrary Polish and many others. For more information check out their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram.
Born Pretty Store is a large online shop with a great assortment of nail art goodies, nail polish and other beauty products. They ship worldwide and for free too, so that's nice! Heck, you can even take 10% off regular priced items using my coupon TRL91.