Friday, October 3, 2014

MoYou Special stamping polishes, swatches and review

I mentioned in yesterday's post that the stamper is very important for successful stamping and also in "the important area" (especially for beginners like me) are the polishes you stamp with!


Today I therefore will show swatches of the polishes I got from MoYou. As you might remember the nail art set contained 6 polishes; 1 top coat and 5 special stamping polishes. To really test the polishes I decided to make a white, gray and black base to stamp upon. I also choose 2 patterns to stamp on the nail so that the colors wouldn't be limited by the patterns (and my beginners "skills"). From what I can see it seems like I managed better with the zebra pattern than the floral, but you'll see.


Below each color I've written my comments about each polish. :)


Black: The black color is spot on, it's very opaque and looks sharp over both the gray and white base (especially looking at the zebra pattern which I seem to be better stamping with).


White: The white polish is equally good as the black polish. It's opaque and is super white.


Blue: The blue polish is my favorite amongst the "colors". It's perhaps slightly less opaque than the white and black if you look close at the black-to-gray or gray-to-white "lines". But it's still opaque enough, as you can see it looks really nice on the black. The color is also very bright, much brighter IRL than showing here, especially since I suspect that my gray has blue undertones and therefore "kills" some of the brightness of the blue. But you'll see in my manicures later on how stunning this color is, but now you'll just have to take my word on it. ;)


Pink: This pink color probably has the same opaqueness as the blue one, ie. not as good as the white and black but still more than okay from my perspective. The reason I like the blue one way more then? The pink polish isn't bright, which is something I really prefer when it comes to pink shades.


Red: The red polish is sadly the less opaque polish of the bunch. It's quite opaque still, it looks good on both white and gray, even though the gray shines through making the red appear darker. On the black, the red polish is barely visible, or at least not visible enough. This is a pity because I was really looking forward to black based manicures with striking sharp red stamping on top.


MoYou Top Coat:  First of all I want to mention that this is not a fast drying top coat, even though I don't consider it to be slow drying either, it a normal top coat. At first I thought it would react like a normal top coat too, and smudge the stamping by the touch. To my surprise (actually) it takes like 3-5 strokes on the same spot to make it smudge, the same as I experience with Seche Vite. Since I'm so use to Seche Vite I've almost forgotten how "normal" top coats works, but before the top coat has hardened through all the coats of polishes, but still is hard enough the surface feels almost sticky without being ruined by the touch. Strange thing for me, but I guess I'm used to SV. As expected, comparing to SV, the formula is much thinner which would give the impression of a less shiny surface, if the base is bumpy/gritty that is. With SV, having a quite thick formula, smoothen out almost anything.

The Image plate I used was MoYou N20.

And there you have it, I hope you'll find these swatches helpful!


And as I said yesterday,  if you buy a nail art set, any of you choice, you can pick one polish OR one image plate of your choice if you use the code CEL246. Which polish or the number of the image plate you want, you write at the comment section at the checkout. You can use the code as many times you want, as long as you buy a nail art set. :D

***Some products in this post have been provided for review***

16 comments:

  1. I like this post very much and I am very happy (again) to try stamping.
    Take care my dear friend :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy you liked the post :) xx

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  2. Bra och intressant recension av lacken. :-)

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    1. Tack Ann-Sofie, kul att du gillade den :D

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  3. Jättebra recension :)
    Jag har flera stamping plates men har dessvärre inte hittat lack som verkligen går bra ihop med stamping. Plattorna jag har är från Konad och inte ens deras egna lack fungerar :/ Vilket är lite underligt...
    xx

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    1. Tack! Vet inte om du läste mitt inlägg från igår men jag skulle även satsa på en ny stämpel om du har någon av Konads. Jag har bara testat Konads vita och den har oftast funkat, dock med en stämpel med mycket mjukare del än Konads vanliga. Denna är mycket mjukare ändå och jag tycker det känns mycket bättre. Så kul att kunna stämpla :) xx

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  4. Good review of all the colours. I'm not really into stamping but I like seeing it on others :-) I got a little cheap stamping plate and it seems okay - just didn't capture me :-|

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    1. Thank you! I guess all nail art can't capture us, it's like we can't love all nuances of colors or like everything in general. :D xx

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  5. Snyggt och dom ser ju ut att täcka jätte bra för stämplingen

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    1. Tack, ja, de täcker riktigt bra de flesta! Riktigt kul när lacken funkar som de ska :D

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  6. Tack för ett mycket bra inlägg. Jakten på det perfekta röda stamping lacket fortsätter alltså!

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    1. Kul att du gillade det! :) Ja, synd att det ska vara så knepigt att få till röda dead-on-opaka lack! :O

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  7. thank for this pictures ! i like blue too ! the most beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks! Yea, the blue is definitely my favorite too!

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