I purchased the turbo stamper (or as I call it, the “Big-Ass Stamper” or #BAS) from Jolie Polish months & months ago, but I didn’t have a blog at the time so I couldn’t write a proper review. I did flap my gums a bit in an Instablog review for the Wizard of Oz mani that I did, which can be found here.
Lawd chyle, this thang is huge. As you can see, it’s about four times the size of an XL stamper from Fab Ur Nails, about which I wrote this blog review.
YouTube video & mani pics after the jump. So let’s grab a beer & chat.
The BAS is 6cm x 4cm of soft & squishy silicone. I would say that it’s sticky, but not suuuuper sticky. My descriptive terms are very technical, I know.
The BAS is perfect for stamping images on buffet & infinity plates (which are plates that have very large, “continuous” designs, such as the plate pictured below).
When I received it, I took the stamper head outta the package, gave it a quick wash with Dawn dish soap & warm water, dried it with a paper towel, and ran my lint roller across it a few times to clean off the paper towel fuzz.
After pluggin’ it into the holder, I went in for my first attempt. With no issue whatsoever, I was able to pick up all of the characters flawlessly in one roll…ON THE FIRST TRY. #blest
I’d had this set of seven buffet plates for several weeks before I discovered the BAS. The Wizard of Oz characters are sooooo adorable & I wanted a stamper big enough — and high-quality enough — to pick up every detail. I didn’t wanna have to stamp each image individually, so the BAS was perfect for the job.
I painted all of the images directly on the stamper head & just cut them apart before I applied em.
How frikkin’ presh are those lil guys?!
Anyboobs…since I hadn’t used my BAS in forever, I decided to try my hand at gradient stamping tonight using a cute buffet plate from Bundle Monster’s Shangri-La Master collection, BM-S102.
It turned out beautifully, if I do say so m’self. I’m totally pretending that I missed a section of my ring finger on purpose. Consider it my accent nail. *hair flip*
Here is my YouTube video of the entire process. Note: you hafta work quickly after you pick up your design because these polishes dry quickly.
The stamping polishes that I used are also from Jolie Polish, part of her Birds of a Feather collection: Pink Robin, Hyacinth Blue, Yellow Canary & Amazon Green. This entire collex is amaze. All seven cremes are super opaque in one coat & can be worn as regular polish. You can’t go wrong with any of Bory’s polishes.
The cleanup brush that I used is my new fave…it’s actually a makeup concealer brush from BornPrettyStore & it’s so inexpensive, it’s practically free. (But in the event that it’s not on sale right now, you can use my code MAKG10 for 10% off.) I seriously loved this brush so much, I went back & bought 10 more. <3
I’ll definitely be usin’ my BAS more often *and* doin’ more gradient stamping designs. This mani was so easy to do…I have no idea why I was intimidated by gradient stamping before today.
Drop me a line & lemme know if you own a BAS of your own or if it looks like somethin’ that you MUST have in your arsenal (trust me, it is).
See y’all next time!