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Clear jelly stampers (CJS) are serious game changers for nail artists. Long gone are the days of hopefully applying stamps straight or in the right place only to find out I missed the entire nail. Now that the popular squishy stampers are clear I can see exactly what I’m doing.
Ever since CJS’ hit the market I wanted to purchase one. However, just as quickly, reviews, both good and bad also saturated the Internet. I could not justify that amount of money on something I basically already owned if it was just going to fall apart within a few uses. So, when I saw that Born Pretty Store had their own version I jumped at the chance to try it.
This stamper retails for $2.99 at the Born Pretty Store website and comes with a hard pink scraper which I personally never use since I prefer my more flexible card ones.
I think my favorite part about this stamper is I can transfer the stamp straight onto the nail. The stamper head is squishy I do not have to roll it from side to side or up and down. This eliminates any stretching of the image.
I did notice that this stamper is more temperamental than most. All squishy stampers are sensitive but this CJS is definitely more so. I have to make sure I use it on a completely flat surface or the image does not transfer from the stamping plate.
I tried several polishes (metallics, cremes, and stamping polishes) and noticed some key differences. This stamper works well with thin, smooth colors but has trouble with glitter and shimmers.
When I used Mundo de Unas stamping polishes they left a melted, indented pattern on the stamper head. They didn’t destroy the integrity of the stamper and the stamper returned to its normal shape but I should probably keep an eye on it.
As of now, I have not experienced any deterioration (I use medical tape to clean and prime the stamper) but am very careful to keep acetone away from it.
I reach for this more than any other stamper and it has quickly become my favorite!
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.