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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Silver Nail Polish Stamping Comparison


     Happy Hump day everyone! How's your week going so far? My kids keep telling me that they have run out of things to do and are constantly bored. I guess we are in for a long summer. While I brainstorm ideas to keep them entertained why don't you take a look at today's blog post. I've compare 4 popular silver nail polishes to see how well they work for stamping. The polishes I tested are Sally Hansen Silver Sweep (Insta-dry line), Zoya Trixie, Essie No Place Like Chrome, and Sally Hansen Celeb City (X-treme wear line). Just how well do these silver polish staples work for stamping? Let's take a look.


     Using L'Oreal After Hours as my base I set to work, choosing an image that had some larger spaces as well as some intricate designs from Konad plate M51.  As you can see all 4 polishes worked very well, but they have 2 different finishes. No Place Like Chrome and Silver Sweep have more of a chrome look to  them, while Celeb City and Trixie have a shimmery finish. For this particular image I like the delicate sparkly look of Trixie and Celeb City. But there is something to be said about the bolder look of No Place Like Chrome and Silver Sweep.


     While working on this post I think I may have found 2 sets of dupes, but I will get more into that in another post. So make sure you come back! 

     Id say depending on the look you're going for it's users choice as far as which one to reach for. Generally the Sally Hansen polishes are a bit more budget friendly, and easier to get your hands on. But those seem to be the only real differences when it comes to these 3 brands.  I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!



30 comments :

  1. PhD in Nail PolishJune 10, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Thanks for the helpful post! It's always hard to know which polishes will stamp well until you see them. And there's nothing worse than trying to stamp and having the polish not work

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  2. No Place Like Chrome is my favorite out of the four. Suggestion about your kids…does your city have a free family magazine? Ours has one and they put all sorts of summer events in the magazine that families and kids can attend. It's been so helpful in filling up my calendar for them!

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  3. Good comparison! I may need the Sally silver!

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  4. I like Trixie the best!

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  5. I'm so curious to know the dupes! Lol. Nice to see how all these stamp. I have a chrome silver from Color Club that does really well for stamping. No idea what the name is though cause it has no label.

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  6. I don't own any of these polishes but they all seem really nice! I wouldn't mind owning Essie No place like chrome ^^ Good luck + fun with entertaining your children.

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  7. I love finding non "stamping" polishes that stamp! I have another silver that's from pure ice I love using for stamping

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  8. Very helpful to see them compared!

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  9. Cosmetic SanctuaryJune 10, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Great comparison! I love the silver against that base too!

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  10. Thanks for the comparison, very helpful!

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  11. No Place like Chrome looks the best to me! Great comparison!

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  12. Great comparison! I love the bolder chrome finish.

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  13. Great post!! I love that you chose 4 different silvers to work with here. I definitely prefer the bolder of the two. I guess it really depends on the type of look you want? Sometimes I like a soft, delicate design whereas other days, I prefer bold!!! Please do more posts like this, I really enjoyed it!!

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  14. This is very informative! I now know that I need No Place Like Chrome ;)

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  15. Exactly! I cant tell you how many manicures I've ruined because the polish was invisible when I tried to stamp with it. That's actually how I came up with the idea for this little series.

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  16. I think there is a magazine. I get an e-mail from the community center but most of the events cost mucho bucks and that's just not in the budget right now. I'll have to hunt around for the magazine and see if there are free or cheap events listed.

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  17. Both Sally polishes work great for stamping and on their own. Id say you cant go wrong with either one.

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  18. It makes for a delicate image thats for sure, and it looks goo don it's own too.

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  19. I hate when polishes are missing the label. I have a few proto types that have no names and I feel like I cant blog about them because of it. If I owned the Color Club one I'd share it's name with you.

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  20. haha thanks. We've spent a lot of time at the park lately.

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  21. Ironically I think I may have actually won Trixie from you way back when I was first starting out. I didn't have a blog yet and maybe had my FB page for a month. You were one of the first pages/blogs I followed.

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  22. I bet it's Silver Mercedes. I actually just swatched it last week and it worked great for stamping.I plan to have it up on my blog once I get back from Vacation.

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  23. Thanks you! I've been trying to avoid using black as my base all the time and I'm discovering some great color combinations.

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  24. I'm so glad to hear that. I was getting so frustrated with my stamping a few months back because the polish just wouldn't work. My goal with this series is to help others avoid that same frustration.

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  25. Thanks. I normally like the bolder look, but for this design I'm the complete opposite. At least as far as the silver color goes.

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  26. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! This is actually the 3rd post in this series. I've already done black and white. But I have a list of shades that I still need to do. There is plenty more where this came from. I agree about the bolder/delicate stamping. it all depends on what look you're going for.

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  27. Haha that seems to be the popular one on the bunch.

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