06 March 2015

Review & Nailart - The Creative Shop stamper

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
Cirque Colors Lady Liberty stamping Mundo de Unas Creative Shop stamper
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.

Cirque Colors Lady Liberty stamping Mundo de Unas Creative Shop stamper


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.

Cirque Colors Lady Liberty stamping Mundo de Unas Creative Shop stamper


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.

Cirque Colors Lady Liberty stamping Mundo de Unas Creative Shop stamper


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.

65 comments :

  1. I've already told you how OBSESSED I am with these! Just utter perfection! I'm getting some air bubbles with my CS stamper too so I hope I will find the solution soon :p other than that it's a pleasure to work with!

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  2. Myishia simmons06 March, 2015 20:19

    From what I've seen in other reviews it's best to roll and, pick up the image. If you're already doing that I'm not to sure what to do, as is I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered. Can you please keep us posted if/when you resolve the issue?

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  3. I love my Messy Mansions stampers so much. It's nice to know there are other amazing ones out there that don't require priming! Great review :)

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  4. I recently got my first squishy stamper from BPS, and I couldn't believe how much of a difference it made! This one sounds great too! And this just reminds me too that I need to get some Mundo de Unas polishes!

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  5. Great review! I have been waiting (not so patiently) for my pre-ordered one to arrive, hopefully soon.

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  6. I love my creative stamper but like you I'm sometimes getting the "holes" in my image. I feel like there is more of a learning curve with this stamper then any other I used

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  7. I wish I was good at stamping! It seems so fun! But messy, which I have an aversion to haha ;) I am glad you like the squishy stamper and hope you can figure out how to make the holes go away!

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  8. I adore this look you've created, and what a thorough review. :)

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  9. I love these! I'm moving more into spring shades at the moment but for autumn these would be perfect

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  10. Your stamping looks awesome! I really want to try this stamper out for myself!

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  11. ValiantlyVarnished07 March, 2015 05:31

    I really NEED this stamper in my life- I've heard such awesome things about it!

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  12. I'm thinking of getting one of these!

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  13. Victoria - manicurator07 March, 2015 06:00

    Love that you get the whole image like that, but those empty spots would bother me. Hope you can figure out how to solve it.

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  14. I just got this stamper and are so happy with it! I didn't get empty spots when I have tried it but then again I have only made like two different manicures yet.

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  15. I just got this stamper!! I ordered mine through B Squared Lacquer and am excited to use it!!

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  16. Love your stamping ! I got my Creative Shop stamper a few weeks ago, and I love it too. I also got some empty spots when using it with MdU stamping nail polish. But not with any other brands. The only solution I found is to add some diluent in the MdU stamping nail polish :)

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  17. I've really been wondering about these stampers! I'm quite happy with my black/white eBay squishy cheap stamper, but everyone seems to be raving about this one. Great review (and gorgeous mani)!

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  18. Too bad that they're so streaky, but the shade of that green one is gorgeous!

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  19. I have the squishy black stamper from MoYou, but I have a hard time making it work. Maybe I have to get those magic erasers to prime it. I want to try the Creative Stamper anyway. Firstly, because everyone raves about it (lol) and secondly, because I like the idea of not having to roll the image over my nail, but simply press it on (I often end up with a distorted image when I roll the design over my nails).

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  20. Ive had the best luck so far with my firm stamper as far as getting the image to transfer onto my nails but it usually ends up crooked thanks to rolling it across my nails. I have an XL squishy one but have never used it because no matter what I do I cant get all the lint and fuzz thats stuck to it off. I like the idea of this larger stamper so I could avoid the rolling part and get a straight image.

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  21. I've been on backorder for this stamper for over a month now. I'm very anxious to receive it and get to test it out for myself. I use my XL stamper from Winstonia and while i love it, I'm looking for something a little wider and I'm hoping this one will do the trick.

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  22. I've heard that washing it with soapy water can help with some problems, so maybe that will help? I have a great squishy stamper from some random company and I love it after I figured out to get it to work for me. Hope you can figure it out!

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  23. Thanks girl! Which shades do you have to review? And yup, it reminded me of Zulu as well!

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  24. Aaaah yes, easy access and a good price, I would buy more then as well ;-). Ooh that sounds like a good match indeed, would also make for easier application of the Round Space set I think.

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  25. Luckily they build up nicely, but I like them smoother so they can be used for layering!

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  26. Right?! They look so intense lol, though pretty :).

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  27. It would look stunning on you I think!

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  28. These will definitely please you then! I bet I'll pull them out again come winter.

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  29. Aww, thanks girl ♥ that's really sweet of you!

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  30. Yes! It transforms completely between the first and third coat.

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  31. Thanks Nicole! You normally use them for layering then?

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  32. Yes it would have made a perfect shade for that!

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  33. Oh well, in the end if the polish is pretty enough I am willing to put up with it.

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  34. Yes if it were a tad more opaque, like covering in 2 coats, it would be perfect!

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  35. Thank you Lindsey! I was positively surprised as well :)

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  36. Thank you, yes they are quite opaque! And that's a great tip, I might try that :).

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  37. Thanks Lisa! If you like jellies these are perfect!

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  38. I think some stamping over them could look very lush!

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  39. Thanks Dani! The VNL adds to the squish :).

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  40. I am too, but you are right about these for autumn :).

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  41. Yup! I use them for jelly sandwiches and leadlighting.

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  42. I'm still obsessed as well! Thanks hun! Have you washed yours already? I haven't, maybe it'll help.

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  43. Yes the rolling part I'm already doing, but it might also be in the amount of pressure I apply. Feels like I need to learn how to stamp all over again :P. If I find the magic trick I'll post about it!

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  44. Thanks Nicole! I'm still very happy with those as well :).

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  45. Right?! Squishy for the win! Aaah yes Mundo de Uñas are great, though most of mine have seperated quite a bit and they are terribly hard to mix back.

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  46. Hope it arrived already! Let me know how you like it :).

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  47. There is definitely a learning curve! But the size of the stamping pad is quite convenient so I'm willing to put in the effort ;).

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  48. Aww thanks Kellie! I use a latex barrier to keep the mess contained haha, really helps!

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  49. Thank you! Hope you get to try it for yourself.

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  50. They annoy me as well, especially with a creme on creme look since it's even more visible that way.

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  51. Wha kind of polish did you use to stamp with? Maybe that is of influence as well.

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  52. Thanks girl! Glad you like it. Yeah, it seemed I got less spots using Konad stamping polish, maybe I'll have to tru some otherstamping polishes.

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  53. Yes that's still a great one as well! Especially for the price :). Thanks Jenny!

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  54. I think it was Mentality Black Opaque. But.. I've had spots using Models Own Chrome polishes after that first magic one.

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