One of the most common questions that comes about when discussing nail stamping is whether or not stamping polish is actually necessary or if regular nail polish will work. Well, the answer is, yes. Yes you do need stamping polish if you are wanting nail art that looks good and will last you. Stamping polish is different from regular nail polish in that it is formulated to be thicker and dry slower. Now, the last thing any woman wants is a nail polish that takes LONGER to dry but when it comes to nail stamping, you will need the extra time.
Stamping polish also is made so that it comes off nails much easier than regular nail polish. Stamping polish can often be removed from nails with a piece of tape or a lint roller so that when mistakes are made, they can easily be remedied. Stamping polish tends to show up in more vibrant color than regular nail polish as well.
As you become more experienced with nail stamping you may be able to begin to use regular nail polish for portions of your designs or whole designs. However, there will always be plates that work best or work only with stamping polish. Finding out which plates these are will take a lot of trial and error, but beauty takes time and patience and you will be happy you kept practicing when you can’t take your eyes off your amazing nail art!
Check out the Messy Mansion store to see what colors we are carrying in MoYou stamping polish!
You may not be a pro at nail stamping and that’s okay! It takes time to conquer a process that includes so many steps as nail stamping does. So, just like any other skill there is a starting point at which every nail stamper should begin. Below are the three methods (simplest to hardest) of [...]
As nice as it would be for us all the have the same size “canvas” for our nail stamps, that simply is not the case. Some people have small short nails, while others have large long nails, and many other variations in nail size. We want you to know, this CAN affect how successful your [...]
We realize that the selection of image plates at Messy Mansion can be somewhat overwhelming. With so many designs and potential color palettes some direction may be helpful. Luckily, Messy Mansion sells nail stamping sets that include two image plates and a MoYou stamping polish, and all just for $19! Which means you will be [...]
I have a friend, who while growing up was always told by her mother, “Your nails are jewels! Not tools!”. This of course, was in response to this friend picking stickers off newly bought items, opening coke cans and completing other various tasks with her perfectly good nails.At some point, we have all done this. [...]
How much money do you spend per month trying to find the perfect accessories to match every outfit you own? From handbags, to earrings, to necklaces and scarves, you can end up spending more than you ever imagined. However, it is important to realize that your best accessories will always be your nails. After all, [...]
Crunching leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, oh my! We love fall and all the wonderful things that come with it! With only a month until autumn it time to start planning what fun and adorable designs you will be sporting through September and October.In our opinion, you can’t go wrong with the classic fall colors. Oranges, [...]
With only a month roughly left of summer you may be wondering what colors and designs might be appropriate for the transition from summer to autumn. Pastels are a things of the past, we used those up during the spring/summer transition. Yet, darker colors like maroons and navys haven’t come into play yet. Luckily by [...]
At Messy Mansion, we consider ourselves somewhat of nail art gurus. Using nail image plates is fairly simple to begin with. However, there are several tips that can take your nails from looking just alright to absolutely fantastic! Pick Colors That Will Compliment One AnotherIf you really want your nails to “POP!” then use colors that [...]
If you are a fan of having beautiful and unique nails you may have found it can be expensive. Going to the nail salon once every two weeks adds up quickly. However, there is an alternative you may not know about that could save you time, money and give you incredible looking nails every time.So [...]