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.
It nice and works fine no complaints
Love the look of these vinyls. I haven’t used them yet but they seem really straight forward.
I’ve been buying these products for quite some time & they never disappoint me. I love them & they are amazing!
It’s simple to use and adds a really fun touch to your manicure
I have been shopping twinkleT for years. Probably since the site carnation...I have purchased so many sheets of the cyclone vinyls whether be it the heart, the cat, the stars, the triangles, the circles... I'm obsessed with all of them!! . I put one vinyl on one of my middle fingers each time that I paint my nails which is literally once a week. I think it adds pizzas to the nail look and also allows me to use a Different multi Chrome Polish ...because I literally have hundreds of them and I Wish I could paint each nail a Different color but I can't. So using these vinyls allows me to at least be able to use one different color.. lol but i cant So i can atleast use 2 diff with each manicure :) but I am so satisfied with this site this delivery literally showed up at my door in 2 days from the day that I purchased. I'm extremely satisfied with the site I will continue 2 purchase from them and I love their customer service and I can't recommend them enough, every product I've ever purchased from them.. Whether the glitters or the powders or the vinyls. They've all come with extremely high quality packaging and the products are just the best on the market!! the packaging is always updated and oh so Cute and for the price I pay.... I feel like I get my money's worth...100x's :) Thank you so much, twinkle T!! your the shitzzzz!! :)
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I love these ones! They look super cute and they make nail art so easy!
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I always my nail vinyls from Twinkled T: the design are nice, the quality is excellent, they stick well to the nail but not too much so the design isn't ruined when you lift the vinyl. Totally recommend the shop.
This is a great polish for a great price! The color shift was strong and it swatched beautifully. Is it unique? Not really, I have several polishes like it - but the formula is great and it's beautiful on the nail - and that's really all I can ask for! :)
This business is awesome! I ordered this nail file, the image only shows a soft case but they sent me the soft case and a hard case, how nice was that! This was my first order and everything seems great quality, will def be ordering more