The MPolish stamping polish in this review is a press sample.
I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.
Oh, my heart is singing. Do you hear it?? Do you know why it's singing? I have finally gotten my dirty little paws (okay, big and ridiculously clean hands) on an amazing stamping polish!!!!!!!
More pics and info after the jump!
|Zoya Lael and MPolish Sweetclover|
This little baby, MPolish by Megatuce, has no odd smell. In fact, it smells better than most of my polishes. How's that for awesome! Oh wait... let me add to that. This stamping polish line... it's 5-free. No worrying about cancer-causing or health-threatening chemicals in these! Oh yeah, and they stamp like perfection!
The one I have to show you today is called Sweetclover. In the bottle it's a beautiful shimmery soft gold color. Over white, it shows a similar color (you'll see a shot later of my lint roller). Over a dark polish, the game has been changed! Look at that goldish-green hue on my nails! Okay, let me back up and discuss this mani for a minute.
|L-R: OPI Nail Envy, Zoya Lael, MPolish Sweetclover, Bear Pawlish The Blessing, KBShimmer Clearly On Top,|
MoYou London Artist stamping plate 10, MoYou London rectangular marshmallow stamper
I started out with a base of Zoya Lael. This is another fabulous one coat wonder. In my pic below you can see how well it covers your nail in only one coat. Watch out though, it does tend to stain a bit in your cuticles. Those of you with a steady hand shouldn't worry, but me, apparently I like to make my cleanup brush WORK!
|Zoya Lael, one coat no topcoat|
I considered stopping after the stamping. I thought this showcased MPolish Sweetclover pretty well. However, I tend to overdo things and add when I really don't need to. I will fully disclose that I had some trouble right off the bat when using this polish, but I don't attribute it to the polish, per se. I tried an image with thinner lines and thinking that this was a slower-drying polish, I wasn't exactly moving quickly. I moved on to another image, and then another stamper, before settling on this rose image from MoYou London's Artist 10 plate. I just had to adjust how quickly I was working and boom. Perfection.
|Zoya Lael and MPolish Sweetclover|
So, since I thought I would add an untried to the mix, I pulled out Bear Pawlish The Blessing. This stunner is a multi chrome linear holo polish with multi colored micro flakies in it. This is like everything but the kitchen sink!! It shifts from gold and pink to green and perfectly complements the stamping in this mani in certain lights.
|Bear Pawlish The Blessing|
|I tried to catch the shift in BP The Blessing|
I used two coats of The Blessing over one coat of Zoya Lael, although I could have just done three coats of The Blessing. I took a pic of this mani with flash (sorry, I do my nails at night so I don't get that yummy natural light to show the special effects of my nails -- BUT I did manage to include a sunlight pic further down!) and you can see the plum in Lael, as well as the gorgeous flame you get from the linear holo in direct light.
As promised, here is what my lint roller looked like by the end of this stamping session. You can see how MPolish Sweetclover shows her beautiful toasted butterscotch color over white, and then again how it morphs over the dark polish I am wearing below that.
|Stamping throw-aways with MPolish Sweetclover|
|Indirect artificial lighting|
Hey, look at that!! The sun came out and I was able to snap a pic to share! Look at this in the sunlight, omg I'm dead!
If you haven't heard the buzz, MPolish Spring Collection of 5-free stamping polishes will be releasing on 2/17/15 at 9am EST. They will be available for purchase at www.mpolishes.com. The Polished Perspective has full swatches of the Spring Collection at thepolishedperspective.blogspot.com or you can find them on IG @mpolishes. I'll have more swatches myself coming soon!
(Editing to add) Here are a few more blogs to check out with more information about MPolish! These ladies have some awesome nail art and reviews on MPolish!
Are you interested in 5-free stamping polishes? What are your favorite stamping polishes out there now?