I’ve been doing a lot more stamping lately, so I’ve found myself in the need of more polishes that I can use with my plates. The best way to test the quality of a brand’s stamping polish is to see how well their light colors perform, so I decided to test drive yellow polish #3 from Temix to see if their line was any good.
The bottle size is only 6 ml (0.2 fl. oz.), hence the “mini nail color” part in the name. In comparison, most regular bottles of nail polish come in a 15 ml (0.5 fl. oz.) size. Because yellow isn’t that popular of a stamping color, this is the perfect amount for me.
Temix Mini Nail Color: small but mighty.
Stamping polishes should be as opaque as possible in order to perform well over different colors. Although I would never wear a stamping polish for any other purpose other than for stamping, I swatched the polish to check its opacity.
One coat of Temix, no topcoat.
The brush is a good size and applied the polish easily, but the first coat left some coverage to be desired. It’s pretty decent for a yellow polish, but this didn’t seem to bode well for stamping. That still remained to be seen.
2 coats of Temix with Seche Vite topcoat.
With the second coat, you get full coverage of the nail bed. The polish is appropriately thick, although not in a bad way. However, based on how this applies on its own, I probably would not go using this polish for a regular mani.
Now onto the real reason why we’re here: stamping.
Temix looks great on a Konad stamper.
The polish spread easily onto the plate (I used Jumbo Plate 2 by Cheeky for the pattern), and my stamper picked it up well. I was surprised by how opaque it turned out to be.
I tested it on top of hot pink, white, and black polishes and found it to perform excellently. Any flaws you see with the stamping are because of my own user error. What I found is that the polish dried quickly on the stamper so cleaning up the excess around my nails with Scotch tape would lift portions of the stamped pattern from the base coat of polish as well as from my skin. The fast drying time is a good thing because it means it won’t get streaky when you apply topcoat over it.
Temix used on top of (L-R) Keys to My Hybrid, White Hot, and What’s A Tire Jack? all by Sephora by OPI.
What impressed me was that this polish showed up well on top of a white base coat, and it didn’t come out looking faded on top of a black base coat. If yellow polish looks this good on either extreme, it’s bound to look great on top of any color.
Temix #3 on top of Blue Collar by Orly.
Overall, I highly recommend Temix Mini Nail Color polishes and think I might purchase the entire set of colors one day. My poor wallet! 😉
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this nail polish (retail price is $4.00 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy stamping!