Friday, February 6, 2015

MPolish - A 5-Free Stamping Polish Review


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

Oh me oh my.  I have been hesitant to buy true stamping polish.  Do you know why I have been hesitant?  I have heard good things about stamping polishes out there, but the smell of some of them leave people running for the hills.  Or, at least, for some fresh air.

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!

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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.

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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.

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Bear Pawlish The Blessing


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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.


With Flash

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!

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Direct sunlight



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?

33 comments:

  1. This combination is gorgeous! I'm pretty new to stamping but this polish looks great!

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    1. Thank you! It's hitting the web for sale soon! I'll add info to my latest blog post with a link where you can buy them.

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  2. I love your description of the color! It's perfect! and the sun picture -- so gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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    1. Thank you so much, Megs! And thank you (again and again and again!) for working so hard to make a stellar stamping polish line!

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  3. Great review Dancer! Sweetclover is such an interesting polish. In my tests I discovered by accident that it'll stay golden over a red-orange base. I'm really curious to find out over which base colors it turns green and over which it stays golden. Either way, it's a gorgeous color.

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    1. Please do and make sure to blog about it! I'd love to know as well. It was a complete surprise that Sweetclover turned up with that beautiful shade of green over the dark polish. So cool that it changes based on what polish it is stamped over! And thank you!!!

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  4. Wow that really looks like a great stamping polish!

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    1. It is! I will be showing two other shades from Meg's line as well. =)

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  5. This whole thing is gorgeous, especially after you added the Bear Pawlish! I also need to get off my butt and get some real stamping polish. One day...

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I'd urge you to stay on your butt and just stalk Meg's website when they go live for sale. ;-) They are so reasonably priced and the colors in this collection are all so amazing.

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  6. That Bear Pawlish, The Blessing! Wow!

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    1. I was astonished at the shift I got in the shade and the holo flame I got in the sun!

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  7. What a pretty stamping polish! I didn't know Megatuce made polish too. :)

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    1. It is so pretty! Yep, Megs is secretly Superwoman, I swear! =)

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  8. I had no idea there was special stamping polish! (Haven't gotten into the stamping yet). I learned something new, haha! Your mani looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Katey! There are several different brands out there that make specific stamping polish (Mundo de Unas, Rica, Konad, etc). Problem with them is that some won't disclose what is in their polish (MdU), and others smell very strong. Great thing about MPolish is that it's 5-free and has no bad scent! If you do get into stamping, there are lots of regular polishes that work well for stamping, but MPolish is so unique in color and the fact that they stamp over dark polishes is fantastic.

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  9. Yowzer! I'm in love! I don't think you overdid anything. This is perfection!

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  10. Lovely manis..Polish stamps so clear and crisp..Thank you for sharing..

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  11. What a beautiful combination! I have The Blessing in my untried pile, you are definitely encouraging me to get it out!

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    1. Get it out, girl! It's calling to you! ;-) Thank you!

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  12. Love, love, love the color combination. Beautiful mani.

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  13. I need to try some these stamping polishes!

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    1. 2/17, put it on your calendar! ;-) ;-) They will be very reasonably priced!!

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  14. GORGEOUS!! I love those stamped roses!

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  15. Awesome review! I can't wait to get my hands on Mpolish! That color is just amazing, it's so interesting how it transforms with different base colors.

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    1. Isn't it crazy! Thank you! Just wait, I'm pretty sure all of the polishes in this collection are pretty amazing... =)

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  16. Gorgeous mani. I loved the pic taken in sunlight. How do you find the Moyou Rectangular Marsh mellow stamper?

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    1. Thank you, Manisha! I adore this stamper. My nails are really curved when they are this long, so it's very easy to just sink my nail into the stamper rather than fuss with rolling it. It allows the entire image to adhere to my nail, from one side to the other.

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