This double ended stamper and scraper has 2 ends with different sizes and colors. Great when stamping small images or for childrens nails. The green stamper is ideal when using red special polish because the red image shows up better on the green stamper.
The double ended stamper is fine to work with, although, the small grooves and holes in it collect nail polish and need to be cleaned off every few swipes. IMO, an expired giftcard works just as well and is easier to clean off.
Unfortunately, there are no cheap substitutes for the stamper. I suggest you guard it with your life. It is flexible and can mold itself onto the nail to ensure a proper image stamp. The double ended one is perfect for making small adjustment to the nail (eg: the plate image is too small to cover the entire nail) and you have to make a second ‘swipe’. The stamp end is about 1″ round. It cleans up beautifully with Acetone and after hundreds of cleanings, still looks new.
Konad Nail Art Double Ended Stamper And Scraper
Just an FYI, as I’ve been Konad’ing for a bit now, instead of the black “Konad Special Polish”, I have found (after trying 11 different products) that WET ‘N WILD black velvet nailpolish is the best. It costs less than $2 at CVS or WalMart and it is by far the best black out there. I’ve tried Orly, Chanel, and others, and none of them are this thick and black. Others are too sheer when you try to stamp them, or they simply don’t show up on a darker background. I like to do dark blue with a black argyle pattern on them. Looks great, just don’t forget your topcoat.
Now, for the regular stamping polishes, what I have found is that any basecoat color is fine. Its when you need one to stamp with that you have to be careful. Don’t be fooled by others who say that ‘any nailpolish will stamp’. Well, yes it will, but it may be so faint that it will be a waste of your time. The best nailpolishes for stamping are ones that have some metallic in them. Sally Hansen Chrome nailpens are good, but expensive. I have found that the best stamping polishes are at WalMart. Yes, PURE ICE nailpolishs in ‘Outrageous’ and others stamp up beautifully. They are thick, quick drying and accurate. I only use the ones with a bit of ‘chrome-iness” to them. If you’re going to put a design on your nail, make it pop!
For the White polish, Sally Hansen French Tip White is a good one. White is tricky. It almost has to be like ‘liquid paper’ to get it to work and look right.