This post has been a long time coming. Took pictures, did not like them. Reshot. Started post, did not like it. Let’s see if this one works out!
There are a lot of things I could say about the where can i purchase doxycycline Pro Set. I am going to try to keep this post manageable, but without omitting useful info. A herculian task, but I’ll do my best.
Here is what comes in the set:
There are 10 colored stamper heads, a large scraper, a small scraper, a stamper handle with white head, and a cute little tin to tuck it all away in. All of the heads come in a plastic protector. I have kept all of the heads in their protector when not in use to keep them in good condition.
The set has two heads for each firmness designation: Firm, Medium Firm, Medium, Medium Soft, and Soft. Each pair comes with a light and a dark head, which is super useful. Having the option of a light or dark head can make stamping much easier, as colors that may not show up well (or at all) on a standard white head are easily visible on these heads, making placement much easier!
First up, there is a white head that comes in the stamper enclosed in the set.
Here is a picture of me squishing it! It is pretty similar to my Wistonia XL head. It has slightly less give, but is very close. Here is how it stamped, before it was even primed:
Pretty dang good, right? My Wistonia sure couldn’t do that straight out of the box. This stamp is dang near perfect WITHOUT priming!
The Firm heads are the purple ones:
They do not have a lot of give. These are not as firm as the Konad, but you would still need to roll any image over your nail. Pressing your finger into the image on the stamp is not an option. I think my personal preference would tend to these over the Konad stamper, but that is because I prefer heads with at least a bit of give. But, if you like the Konad, I bet you would like these too! Here is how they stamped:
I only tested one head from each pair. Here, it was the lavender head. It stamped quite well unprimed and even crisper after being primed with a magic eraser.
The Medium Firm heads are blue.
These have a bit more give than the Firm heads, and will also necessitate rolling the image over the nail. If you have nearly flat nails, you may be able to get away without rolling, but I think for the majority, rolling will be necessary. Certainly for my super-curvy nails it is a must. Even unprimed, these heads were stellar:
Seriously — that is straight out of the tin. Pretty damn good.
The Medium heads are green:
These ones are probably the most similar to a Wistonia head. They have noticeably more give than the Firm and Medium Firm heads. They would be fine for rolling the image over the nail as well as for pressing your nail into the image. Pressing would take a bit of pressure, but as long as it is done carefully, you should be able to do it without distorting the image.
Here is how they stamped without being primed:
Again, near perfection straight from the tin. You really can’t ask for better than that!
The Medium Soft heads are yellow and brown:
I found these pretty similar to the Medium heads. They are squishier, but not substantially…at least in my opinion. Again, they would work well for rolling the image and would be slightly easier for pressing. If you are considering buying one set and are torn between the Medium and Medium Soft, I really don’t think you can go wrong with either. It is absolutely personal preference. If you like your heads a touch firmer, go with the Medium. If you like them a touch squishier, go with the Medium Soft. Or, if you are like me, just buy ALL the stampers!! Here’s how they worked prior to priming:
Again, another winner out of the tin.
Finally, there are the Soft heads, which are pink and brick:
I am, admittedly, biased to this pair. Since I received my Messy Mansion heads, I have been using this pair almost exclusively. They are the squishiest. Good for rolling or pressing. They pick up images beautifully without priming. These heads have been a game changer for me. Images or polishes I previously had trouble with are easier for me with these heads. I have used these heads with a number of different plates, and the only issue I have had is that sometimes, the head sticks to the plate, but I’ll discuss that more below. Here’s how these worked out of the tin:
Again, a crisp image.
The image I used was from a Moyou London Gothic plate, and I used Fresh Paints matte black polish for all of the stamps.
All of the plates worked very well. All of the heads have a bit of sticky to them. The softest three have more of it than the firmer two, but all have it to a degree. By this, I mean that if I put the head on the table and push my finger into it and lift up, it sticks to my finger for a second, then drops back to the table. The softer the head, the longer it sticks to my finger. I should note that this means everything sticks to the heads, so make sure you have your lint roller handy.
If you do a lot of stamping and are willing to make the investment ($45), this whole set is totally worth it. Each pair stamps very well. You really cannot go wrong purchasing it. But, it isn’t exactly cheap. If you wanted a firmer set, you would be fine with either the Firm or Medium Firm. I think they are pretty similar. The softer three pairs are also quite similar. The differences between the pairs are noticeable, especially to a nail addict, but they are not, in all cases, a huge difference. It reminds me of this oldie (but goodie):
The biggest difference, in my opinion, is between the Medium Firm down to the Medium. My personal preference tends to the softer ones, but that is because I am absolutely TERRIBLE at rolling images. I prefer to press my nail into the image, and the softer heads give me that option.
For someone who is going to buy, I would suggest buying one of the two firm options and one of the three softer options. That gives you the best of both worlds. If you can only buy one pair, I would probably go for the medium. It is a good balance, and gives wonderful results.
These stamper heads are really popular right now, so you may have to wait a bit to get the ones you want. She seems to restock pretty quickly (for the nail world). Your best bet is to sign up on her site for the newsletter so you receive notifications of restocks.
You may also want to check out her stamping plates. I ordered a few with the heads. I have only used one of them so far, but it also worked wonderfully. Plus, I was really happy with the customer service I received when I had a small glitch with my order. From my experience, Messy Mansion is definitely killing it in all areas.
This post was pretty long! I think I was able to stuff all the information and opinions I have into it though. Let me know if there are pictures, tests, or other questions you may have and I’ll be sure to get any answers I can!
Thanks for stopping by!