Hello! Today I have another review from We Heart Nail Art for you. We Heart Nail Art is an online store bringing imported brands to South African nail addicts. What I really love about this is that I can shop for these rather exclusive brands from the comfort of my chair. Goods are delivered via courier, so no waiting for your package to come through snail mail and possibly getting stuck at customs and then still having to pay more when it finally arrives in your mailbox. The owner, Shann, is also always on the lookout for new exciting products she can offer. If you’re a nail art lover like me, you *need* to visit this store on a regular basis!
Today I will be showing you MoYou London Black Stamping polish and how it performs. I have used both essence black stampy polish and Sinful Colors Black on Black for my black stamping in the past. For me stamping with the essence was hit or miss. Sometimes it just didn’t work, which is why I would default to Sinful Colors Black on Black, which is not very opaque when stamped, so I wasn’t completely happy with that either. Someone actually recommended the MoYou London black stamping polish from We Heart Nail Art, so I was keen to get it anyway, but it was included in my review package. How awesome is that?
I find that sometimes to get stamping to work properly you have to find the right combination of tools. Sometimes the polish works, but the stamper doesn’t. Or the plate doesn’t work with a certain stamper and polish. Specifically if I have a particular image I want to stamp I have to try several combinations to get it to work to my satisfaction. Sometimes the stamper needs priming, sometimes I need to switch polishes, but there is usually a combination that works. So for this review I decided to use 3 different plates from 3 different makers as well as 4 different stampers to show you how the stamping polish works with the different plates and stampers.
I chose an image PUEEN 30 to test with as it has very bold and thick lines that can sometimes be tricky. Let me show you how the polish fared with the different stampers and the PUEEN plate.
Here the Creative Shop stamper fared the best. The image is most complete on that stamper, with the bornprettystore squishy stamper coming in a close second. The next image was from a plate that I received as a gift. This plate is from bornprettystore. I chose this image because it has both bold and finer lines. The plate used for the images below is BP-L003.
Here the bornprettystore stamper came out tops again, but this time the firm stamper came in at second. The marshmallow stamper didn’t do very well here at all with lots of the image missing from the stamper. The next plate I chose is BM-S108. I chose this plate because it has very thin lines and these can be the hardest to pick up and stamp.
Again the bornprettystore stamper won this round, with the firm rectangular one from them came in second. The Creative Shop stamper has gaps in the image, but it isn’t the worst.
Looking at the photos it looks like the polish is less opaque on some of them, but the colour of the stamper can deceive you in this regard. This polish stamps like a BOSS. It can also be a bit difficult to clean up because it is so highly pigmented, but it is nothing some acetone and a light scrub with a nail brush can’t take care of. Of course, I created a mani to show you 🙂I started off with Revlon Calcium Gel Hardener as my base coat to protect my nails. I painted 2 coats of Color Club Cosmic Fate on all of my nails. Awww. This polish is so gorgeous! Once that was dry I used MoYou London black stamping polish and MoYou London Illusion 05 to stamp on all of my nails. I sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite. Such an easy mani!
Would I recommend this stamping polish? MOST definitely! I would not think twice about repurchasing this once I’ve worked my way through my bottle and I already want to pick up the white. We Heart Nail Art currently have the black, white and gold stamping polishes in their shop. They are priced at R100 each and in my opinion, TOTALLY worth it! Check out We Heart Nail Art’s shop and their other social media channels: