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.
Mine came in with the top stuck really hard. After sending the photos of the item the customer service sent a replacement!
I loved this press one in every way. They are durable, high quality and the perfect length for a student who needs to do a lot of work. Definitely worth the money and I love the other designs as well! Will 100% re-purchase in the future.
Love the designs they come out great on a stamper will definitely buy again in the future
So Shiney. I love it. I will DEFINITELY be buying more. This stuff is absolutely amazing.
These are my favorite of my nail vinyls. They're just the right width and peel off easily without breaking. I've had some that stick too much to the nail and some that break while peeling them off. The only con is it's so hard to apply so many with one hand, but they work beautifully.
I sat on these for months before finally using them. My first try was a disaster and I got gel all over the place. The next nine nails went just fine. Overall they went a bit quicker than just shaping my own builder gel, although these tips are somewhat straight towards the free edge rather than having an apex. They work well for my flat nails. I have a strong C-curve on my left hand and more flat nails on my right hand, neither with much of a natural apex. Sometimes my nails will have an indentation where press-ons end while the nail is growing out. I don’t think these will do the same since they are adhered with gel and not pressing down on the whole nail plate. I shaped these medium squares into almonds. They work well with regular nail polish over the top. I noticed no wrinkling or curling of the edges due to acetone exposure either.
Loved the product!!
this thing is SO heavy and SO gorgeous. i keep it on my desk just to be pretty in between nail sessions. personally i'd love having an entire rainbow of them; i was very tempted by the lavender and black ones especially. the colour is delicious and it makes a great paperweight when it's not full of acetone
They’re all great. Love the shiny topcoat and the matte top coat. The colors are what you’d expect of twinkled t , lots of pigment. These are the essentials so I hope there are more playful colors to come in the future.
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The frost bundle is something. I really love ALL the colors and they are so opaque. I've been working with them to do my Christmas collection and they stamp so well giving me crisp clear images to work with.
I broke mines on accident and was so sad so I had to get another! Such great quality nail filers!
This is my first time using nail vinyls from Twinkled T and they are THE BEST. I've used them from other brands before and they don't get a good stick to the nail no matter what, so nail polish bubbles under. With these, I had zero problems, and that included the one that I kept repositioning. It was on like it I hadn't repositioned it four times and not only did polish not bubble under it, but it didn't glue itself to my nail and take the polish beneath it with it upon removal. I'm totally sold on these now!
These vinyls are great. Easy to use and stick well but peel off nicely too. No residue at all.
There was barely a chip on the bottle! got a color i was looking at for awhile and absolutely love it.