Some items in this post were provided for honest review.
I am so excited to share this post with you! A short while ago, Nadia of Moonflower Polish approached me and asked me if I could showcase a few of her polishes on my blog. Of course I leapt at the opportunity! Most polishes made by Moonflower are intended as stamping polish, so of course they are perfect for me with all of the nail art I do. In fact, just the other day I was thinking that I needed something fresh in my stamping repertoire and purchased a few new plates. These stamping polishes were perfect to add to that and I think you will like them too!
Today I have 5 brand new Moonflower polishes to share, the Vampy Cremes. These are releasing tomorrow morning, 23 February, at 9 am EST on the Moonflower Polish site. They are all dark creme bases with complementary colour shifting shimmers. They will be priced at $8 for a 15 ml bottle, or $38 for the set of 5. They are also available in mini bottles at $5 each or $23 for the set of 5. Do note that since these are highly pigmented, they may cause staining of nails, skin, or stampers; however I personally have not had any issues with staining while using these as stamping polishes.
I have tested each of these stamping polishes over both a light and a dark colour, so there are no less than 10 stamped looks to follow! It is a long, picture-heavy post, but worth it. Keep on scrolling to see how amazing each of the stamping polishes looks!
First up, we have Moonflower Polish Dark Green. Dark Green turned out to be my favourite from the collection because of how incredibly well it shows up over darker colours. They are all perfectly opaque and all show up, but Dark Green just seemed to have a little something extra that made it really vibrant over a dark base.
Here, I am showing it over a base of Tip Top Red Rendezvous. I stamped using Dark Green and stamping plate BP-156 from Born Pretty Store.
Dark Green is described as a hunter green creme with green-yellow-gold colour shifting shimmer. With all of these polishes, I found that the shimmer was definitely visible, but the colour shift wasn’t immediately obvious. I think that the shift would be more visible when wearing these as a regular polish, which I’m hoping to try soon. As stamping polishes, the gorgeous shimmer just helps to keep them vibrant and visible over dark base colours.
As you can see, the stamping polish is perfectly opaque. It also had the perfect formula for a stamping polish – as did all the others in this collection. Not once did I battle with a stamp drying too quickly or not transferring well – these are really fantastic to stamp with.
The second look I did using Moonflower Polish Dark Green was actually the very first nail art I did after receiving these polishes. As I was unwrapping them, I saw the deep, dark green and I immediately thought of this image. It’s perfect!
For this look, I started with a base of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Monster’s Tea at Tiffany’s and stamped using Dark Green and Moyou Animal Collection 11.
Isn’t it great? I could have worn this one all week if I didn’t need to test the rest of the polishes!
Next up, we have Moonflower Polish Navy Blue.
Navy Blue is described as a dark blue creme with blue-purple colour shifting shimmer. Here, it is shown stamped over Morgan Taylor Danced and Sang-ria with Moyra plate 32-Nature.
As I mentioned above, I found Dark Green to be the most vibrant over dark base colours. The others, including Navy Blue, are still opaque over dark colours but not as obviously visible. This could be nice if you like a more subtle look! From a distance and in lower light, it might just look like a dark polish, but up closer and in brighter lighting conditions, the pattern will come out.
You can see a little bit of the shimmer peeking through on that macro!
For my personal tastes, these are at their best over lighter colours. While the shimmer may be more visible over dark colours at the right angles, you can get such dramatic and fun looks over a light base with these!
Navy Blue had to be used for a beachy look. For this one, I started with a base of Zoya Misty and stamped using Moonflower Navy Blue and Moyou Animal Collection 05.
I’m going to sound like a stuck record before long, but once again, this stamped perfectly. I’m really happy with the crispness of the stamping using all of these polishes.
This was also a really fun image! Instant beach manicure!
The third polish I have to share from this collection is Moonflower Polish Teal.
Teal is not quite as dark and vampy as the rest of the collection. Nadia noted that while it is not an extremely dark teal, it is darker than any of her previous teal/turquoise polishes.
This one is described as a dusty teal creme with green-blue-purple colour shifting shimmer. I think I may not have picked the ideal ‘dark’ base for this one as I don’t love it here – but wait until you see it over the light base! For this look, I started with a base of Zoya Natty and stamped using Moonflower Teal and Moyra plate 32-Nature.
Even if I didn’t pick the best base to combine this with, you can once again see how gorgeously it stamps.
Although snow obviously isn’t teal, this polish made me want to do a slightly snowy nail art look, so that’s what I did for the second look.
For this one, I started off with a base of KBShimmer Up to Snow Good. I then stamped using Moonflower Teal and Born Pretty plate L008, which consists of oversized snowflake patterns.
Now isn’t that gorgeous! My husband even commented on how much he liked this one, which is always a good sign coming from someone that sees every single one of my nail arts!
This was one of my favourite looks that I created using this collection. The combination of base polish, stamping image, stamping polish and the lovely crispness of the stamping all just worked perfectly together.
Number four in the collection was Moonflower Polish Plum.
I love my purples and this one was no exception, but I should mention that Plum showed up the least vividly over dark base colours. While it was very opaque and definitely visible, I needed to catch it at the right angle and adjust my lighting for it to be visible on photographs.
As you can see from these pictures, the stamping was clear from a slight angle, but became harder to make out when looking straight on. Plum is described as a dark purple creme with blue-purple color shifting shimmer. The shimmer was actually nice and visible in this look in person, but didn’t translate so well to photographs.
For this look, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Black on Black and then stamped using Moonflower Plum and Moyra plate 32-Nature.
I went for a fun look for the second nail art using Plum:
For this one, I started with a base of China Glaze Tart-y For the Party and then stamped using Moonflower Plum and Moyou Princess Collection 18. The images remind me of happy doodles!
Let me also mention that any imperfections in the more solid images on my ring finger and thumb are me, not the stamping polish. I’m not used to such solid images as I don’t have many of them, so I smeared them a little. The polish itself is amazing!
For a purple lover, I think I only had a light purple stamping polish before this! I’m so glad to have this one!
And isn’t that a fun stamping image, too!
Last but not least in the Moonflower Vampy Cremes collection is Wine.
Wine is described as a dark red creme with red-gold-bronze colour shifting shimmer. This one is second only to Dark Green in how well it showed up against the dark base! I was actually pleasantly surprised with this one. I didn’t think it was going to be as vibrant as this over the dark base until I started stamping!
For this look, I started with a base of Zoya Hunter and then stamped using Moonflower Wine and plate BP-L052. In this case, I actually think I like the stamping over the dark base better than the light base, which also goes to show just how important colour choices are (along with how vibrantly visible it is, of course!).
The shimmer is nice and visible in this one! I think it is partly because I used an image with thicker lines, since all of the polishes are shimmery in person. You can really see it in this one and you can also see just how opaque and crisp that stamping is!
Finally, I have Wine over a lighter base colour.
With a red stamping polish, I just had to do a little rose stamping. For this look, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Pink Smart, then stamped using Wine and plate Celebration BPX-L014.
Perfect for a late Valentine’s Day look! Or just for whenever!
Although I didn’t fit the phrase on my thumbnail on all that well, you can see how nicely I was able to stamp the tiny letters:
Overall: this collection is a massive win in my books! Any stamping lover should consider getting these. They all stamped perfectly, were very opaque, and were incredibly easy to stamp with. I didn’t have a single stamping flop. I am excited to use these in even more nail art!
As a reminder, these are releasing on 23 Febuary on the Moonflower Polish site. They will be priced at $8 per 15ml bottle, or $38 for the set of all 5; or $5 per mini, and $23 for the mini set. If you’d like to see more pictures before making your decision, this post from Caffeinated Cuticles shows each polish over black and white, and on its own.
Which of these 5 appeals to you the most? Are you planning on getting a few?