That is the question! My current stash includes 232 nail polishes of which 33 are actually branded as a stamping polish. While they are all lovely I am trying to determine if my regular polishes can be used for nail stamping also. To be an actual stamping polish it should be visible over a dark color. Plenty of them will stamp over a light color. I wanted to create a system to try them but not render my swatch useless for the next time. If you use gel polishes also you can create a swatch wheel to use over and over.
1. Use a dark polish color and paint your wheel. Let it completely dry. 2. Apply a soak off gel top coat and cure it under your lamp. For this one I did 90 seconds curing 5 or 6 at a time until the entire wheel is done. 3. You must remove the tackiness from the gel. Spray the wheel with rubbing alcohol (I just have 70%) and wipe off each swatch. Now you are ready to test!
I picked this gorgeous hot pink by Xo by Nikki. You can purchase her products on instagram @xobynikki.
I used my Bundle Monster clear stamper:
Once finished testing, simply wipe off your swatch with regular nail polish remover. It will only remove the stamping. I hope this works for you!