Clear Smushy Stamper & Scraper
Note: The polish you use is very important when stamping. Please make sure you are using polishes intended for stamping. Stampers will not pick up all polishes.
- Apply nail polish to your nail. Apply a quick dry top coat and wait to dry.
- Apply nail polish to desired design on stamping plate.
- Grab your stamper and scraper. Tilting the scraper at a 45 degree angle, scrape the polish across the design quickly and strongly.
- Gently press the stamper over the stamping plate with a rolling motion to pick up the design.
- Ensure the design is on the stamper.
- Stamp the image over your nail with the same gentle rolling motion. NOTE: some have noticed that gently dropping the stamper directly above the image and picking up the image has worked better than the rolling motion.
- Apply a quick dry top coat to lock in your design!
Do not touch stamper head with hands, as the oils may damage the head. Use tape to clean stamper head.
After reading some of the reviews here, I was a little cautious about buying this stamper, but I really wanted a clear one and didn't want to go scouring the internet for other alternatives, so I made the purchase.
I am by all means a very novice stamper, and this one works great! I didn't have any issues either with picking up polish or with stamping it on my nail. The few issues I had could all be boiled down to user error (not making the correct motion when picking up or putting down polish, etc.), and with practice even those kinds of errors became few and far between.
I would highly recommend this stamper!
This review is coming from a casual stamper, so take it with a grain of salt.
Before this stamper, I had been using a very cheap dollar store dual ended stamper with a firm feeling to it. I was attracted to the idea that I could more easily place my stamping on my nail with something I could see through, so I finally decided, "Okay, I'll buy this."
First, apparently not all stampers have the same firmness (remember, I said *casual* stamper, not someone who does it a lot). I was very surprised at the texture, in a good way. (Honestly, if I can't ever figure this thing out I'll just use it as a stress ball.) It was very clear, and I looked forward to stamping with it, but then... I tried to prime it.
There were no instructions included in this, so after a lengthy Google search, I found that in order to prime a clear smushy stamper one must use dish soap and lukewarm water, a lint roller, and/or a paper towel. Thus, I began my journey to get rid of the stickiness.
The dish soap approach didn't work. It helped a little but after drying the stamp returned to its sticky splendor. Then I tried the paper towel approach with just gently wiping water over it to get the "residue" off. No luck. I tried the dry approach with the lint roller, trying to "pick up" the sticky outer layer. Once again, a failure.
Another internet search down the rabbit hole later, and I decided that I would use my absolute last resort: acetone. Now, I know you aren't supposed to use acetone on this kind of stamper since it's so delicate and it can blur the clarity of the stamper, but I gave it a shot. I used a Q-tip and acetone, then quickly rinsed off the stamper to get rid of any excess. It did dull the stamper, but it was still too sticky!
After more investigation, I found a post about using a Magic Eraser to gently buff the surface, and figured I couldn't do too much more damage and gave it a shot.
Mr. Clean had my back on this one-- it did the most to reduce stickiness, although it did make it a bit cloudy. Unfortunately, my stamper is still too sticky.
For reference, I tried doing simple stamping designs between each priming stage, but the stamper never picked anything up (aside from the engraved tray the designs were on). After the last one I managed to get a better pick up but I wasn't as impressed with it; my cheap dollar store firm stamper performed better.
I know that I've done a lot of searching and priming. Perhaps I made a mistake (or several) in the process. I feel this would be a much more effective product if it came with a good care and instruction manual.
This product gets its two stars for the scraper (perfectly functional, easy to maneuver) and for how stunningly clear the stamper head was (before I made it cloudy). Even after all the priming, I could still see where on my nail I was stamping, despite the blur, so when I can get it to transfer, it's easy to place.
I an horrible at Stamping but this stamper made me look like a pro
I an horrible at Stamping but this stamper made me look like a pro
First of all let me say Twinkled T has the best stamping polish, my issue is purely with their stamper. So immediately after receiving the stamper the clear jelly head would not stay in the base. I tried using a little bit of pressure and it tore. I contacted Twinkled T to send me a replacement head. Unfortunately they sent me the wrong sized head. I ended up throwing the whole thing in the trash because I did not feel like contacting them a second time.
The ONLY gold stamping polish I will ever use. Great coverage and sparkle!
Do these have lids & are they stackable? Also, can these be ordered without the items in them? I have a ton of beads to put in several of these & would like to use them for that. Are they suitable for that use?
Thank you, Janis Hall
Re: Copycat Rhinestone Wheel-Twinkled T
i was looking for an alternative to holo taco's black polish because including shipping, they're way too pricey. twinkled t's vibin' is exactly what i was in search of! one coat is all it takes and there's no streakiness whatsoever. i saw a couple of reviews say that it has a texture when it dries, but i did not experience that issue at all. it was smooth and perfect! super fair price for the great quality. highly recommend!
Spill The Tea
Had these on for my birthday! They looked amazing!! Also, I’m a preschool teacher so I can confirm that these are SUPER strong and they lasted more than 3 weeks! They endured through all the handwashing and all the daily tasks and chores!
Very eye-catching, pigmented and applies easily. Once you get it. I like it using it as an accent or under nail vinyls. Or both. Yay gold!
(The Ring Master is under the black on my ring finger, great pic, Ik)
I used TT’s black gel polish and a silicon tool. I would not suggest using this over anything sticky, I ended up just rubbing it off. You could probably make it work but I’m bad at nail art.
Packaging for everything was nice, very holo lol. But I prefer things I can recycle and I’m not really sure about the pots and plastic.
Czech Glass 4 Nail File Bundle
I absolutely loved all the products I received! They came quickly and were very reasonably priced. You have a customer for life.
A very nicely cut, fine powder. Because of that, when I immediately dropped it and it went everywhere, I couldn’t get it out of the wood grain. Makes a nice floor decoration though—very sparkly. Too bad it never got to my nails.
Easy to use and the clients LOVE it!
It was so easy to use and it's very pretty!
I have tried the My Only Vice and the Cher Flare press ons, but these were the first that I shaped and filed to my desire and holy crumbs. I honestly never want to take these off. It's been two weeks as I'm posting this and I really hope they don't come off, but I'm already lining up for my next pair soon.
For some background, my natural nails are recovering from a bad salon incident where they were horribly overfiled. The nail beds are also wide as I have large hands. I do pick at my nails and do a lot of stimming with my hands, I'm always working with my hands, I'm typing on the keyboard constantly (I'm a writer), I do a lot of chores around the house and I do cross stitch as well. I had these on for a trip to see my fam and they were perfect the entire way through.
I did want to say that my left thumb has an odd nail bed that's wide in a way that is right in between the two biggest press ons provided. So it's in a weird spot but I went with the smaller one and I was still very happy with how it looked. Otherwise my nails have nothing else that stands out about them other than being thin from overfiling.
I need to say that these did not feel like I was wearing fake anything. They felt like my regular nails and nothing felt out of the ordinary. They just look so much better on me than my natural nails, and with these on, I don't pick at the skin around my nails as much and they've been healing really beautifully. My nails look really good and I'm just really so happy that I found the shape and size that work for me so well.
I love this color, too. It's just neutral enough that it doesn't clash with anything i wear, and it looks so dang classy.
I really cannot say enough good things about these nails. I love them. I'm super tempted to just buy up a bunch more packs for when the mood strikes.
Thank you so much, ladies!
These nails were for my daughter to wear to her senior prom. We put them on 4 days before the event, they were gorgeous and lasted until she took them off more than a week later! Excellent product and worth every penny.
stunning and vibrant color!! incredible quality, best gel polish i've used by far