Let’s face it. Nail art is fun and addicting.
One of the best introductions to nail decorating is stamping. Anyone can enjoy it.
Get yourself one of the best nail stamper kits and try it for yourself.
It will be hard to go back to plain old nail polish after that.
Frequently asked questions about nail art stamping kits
Here are the questions we often see regarding nail stamping:
Q: Do I need special nail polish for stamping?
A: Yes, you’ll get better results with highly-pigmented nail stamping polish. Regular nail polish is not thick enough or pigmented enough.
Q: What is the best nail stamper?
A: We prefer transparent stampers that allow us to see where we are placing the design. It’s also convenient if it has a soft head when you’re a beginner. Experts at nail stamping may prefer firm stampers because they compress less and produce the clearest imprints.
Q: Which are the best nail stamping plates?
A: The majority of stamping plates are stainless steel. They are sturdy and straightforward to wipe clean. Some stamping plates are plastic, however. In either case, make sure they are clearly etched.
Q: Which is the best nail stamping polish?
A: The best polish for nail stamping will be thicker than typical nail polish so that it doesn’t run. It should be labeled for nail art.
Q: What you need for nail stamping?
A: At a minimum, you need stamping plates with designs, a stamper, a scraper, and stamping polish.
Q: What is a scraper in a nail stamper kit?
A: It’s a tool for removing excess nail polish from the stamping plate. Then, when you roll the stamper on the plate, you’ll pick up just enough polish to imprint the design and not so much that it blurs or bleeds.
Q: Why does my nail stamper not work?
A: If you’re having trouble with a nail stamper, try priming it before you use it. Take a nail file and gently buff the end. Wash it to remove any dust or oil and dry it thoroughly before using it. Don’t use nail polish remover or acetone to clean the stamper as it will cloud the plastic and possibly melt it. Use a sticky lint roller with tape to remove polish from it.
Q: What other tools are in the best nail stamper kits?
A: Some nail stamping starter kits contain peel-off liquid latex. That’s convenient for masking off the skin around the nail. Others may include rhinestones, nail brushes, dotting tools, stickers, and other goodies.
Q: How do you do nail stamping?
A: Prep your nails as you would for any manicure. Put all your tools nearby. Paint peel-off latex around the nails you want to stamp. Then, brush a thin layer of stamping polish onto the plate with the design you’ll be using. Use a scraper to push off excess. Roll the stamper over the polish and press it onto the nails. Cure the polish or let it dry. Apply top coat to finish.
Best Nail Stamper Kits in 2020
PUEEN Nail Art Stamp Collection 24E – LOVE ELEMENTS
Let’s start off with a kit that offers 144 patterns on 24 stamping plates. That’s six unique patterns per plate.
The plates are from stainless steel for durability and ease of cleaning. Each is covered by a protective .peel-off film. They store in the accompanying storage case.
The only con is that there are no other extras included like stamping polish.
Biutee 19pcs Nail Stamp Plates Set
For even more designs, check out this set with fifteen stainless steel stamping plates. It offers a total of 250 patterns, from flowers, mandalas, and text messages, to geometric images.
Moreover, the kit comes with a clear stamper, two scrapers, and a carrying case. There’s no polish, however.
If you’re not sure where to begin, they’ve shared a brief instructional video online.
The only complaint we saw here is that the stamper won’t last forever.
Biutee 5pcs Nail Stamping Plates
If you’re beginning to do nail art but on a budget, this kit is a good compromise. It features five stamping plates, a stamper, and a scraper. The exact collection you get will be a surprise as they send random sets.
Reviewers say the plates are deep enough to hold polish and thick enough to avoid bending. They are covered in a blue film to protect them from scratches.
The patterns are large enough to fill an entire nail.
LoveOurHome Nail Art Kit
If you’re going to do nail stamping, why not glam it up with holographic tape and rhinestones? Here’s a kit with three stamping plates, ten rolls of holographic nail striping tape, and two boxes of rhinestones.
Furthermore, it comes with a double-sided dotting pen, a nail stamper, and a scraper. All that’s lacking is the nail stamping polish.
The patterns on the plates include geometric designs, flowers, plants, animals, and more.
VAGA Nail Art Supplies Kit
Take stamping to the next level when you expand your repertoire with these essential nail art supplies. Besides ten nail stamping plates, there are colorful rhinestones, nail brushes, dotting tools, and a gem picker pencil. It’s convenient to have these tools for other crafts, too.
BORN PRETTY Nail Art Stamping Tool Kit
We’ve talked about nail stamping polish several times, and here’s your first look at it. It’s a set that comes with ten vibrant colors of polish, including gold, silver, red, green, laser glitter, and more.
What’s more, it’s possible to use the polish for your nails, not just for stamping.
The kit also comes with eight stainless steel stamping plates with designs ranging from marbling and polka dots to butterflies and cats.
The only things lacking are a stamper and a scraper.
mcwdoit Nail Art Stamping Kit
We’ve also mentioned latex peel-off tape to mask off the skin around your nails. Here’s a kit that comes with this tape for you to try. It makes nail stamping less messy to do (unless you have a latex allergy, of course).
This complete set includes eight gel polishes, four stamping plates, two transparent stampers, and two scrapers. Take note that the polish has a slight odor and has to be cured under an LED lamp.
The stamping plates have geometric patterns, flowers, and holiday designs.
Ejiubas Jelly Clear Nail Stampers
Here’s what you need if you get a kit without stampers. The set has three with soft silicone heads. The heads are just over an inch in diameter to suit most nails.
The squishy heads are convenient for beginners as they are good for picking up polish and transferring it without special techniques.
They also throw in three scrapers with textured surfaces.
If you find that the stamper isn’t behaving as you’d like, wash it with lukewarm water and soap instead of acetone to avoid damaging the silicone. A lint roller can remove excess polish.
Ejiubas Nail Stamping Kit
This stamper kit doesn’t waste an inch of space. The stainless steel plates have etchings on both sides in a wide variety of themes.
Then, the clear silicone stamper has a soft head that picks up polish quickly and fits most nails. If you’re concerned about technique, the brand has tutorial videos online.
Makartt Stamping Plates Kit
This little kit has it all: five stamping polishes, one nail stamper, a scraper, and ten stamping plates. Each plate offers up to twenty different patterns.
It’s from a recognized brand in the nail industry. We wouldn’t be surprised if your local salon uses products from their lineup.
AIMEILI Nail Art Stamping Templates Kit
It only lacks polish. This set has five stamping plates, two stampers, two scrapers, and a bottle of liquid latex tape.
What’s unique about the stampers is that one is soft and one is hard. That way, you can experiment with techniques.
Plus, it’s convenient to have the latex tape because some of the designs are too big for small nails. Hint: brush on a little cuticle oil before applying the latex, and it will peel off easier.
BeautyLeader 10 Pcs Nail Stamping Plates + 1 Stamper + 1 Scraper
Reviewers love the stamping plates here because they are deeply-etched. As long as you pay attention to how much polish you’re using and how you roll the stamper, the design should turn out perfect every time.
The downside is if you have large hands, this stamper is going to feel a little small.
BEAUTYBIGBANG 4Pcs Nail Stamping Plates
If you love plaid and geometric designs, this is the stamper kit for you. The plates forgo flowers and animals in favor of Southwestern patterns, swirls, and stripes.
All the plates are stainless steel and come covered with a blue protective film.
Cool Maker, Go Glam Nail Stamper Studio
This new stamper kit is for kids, but we won’t tell anyone if you enjoy it, too. It’s ready to use as soon as you open the box and includes instructions.
There are two bottles of water-based non-toxic nail polishes, one bottle of top coat, one stamper, and five pattern pods. But what are “pattern pods”?
It’ll help you understand if you look at the pictures. Basically, this is an automatic machine stamper. The kid selects the stamp they want and inserts it into the base. The ink colors are already built into the stamp, so there’s no need to paint the polish on plates.
Next, insert a finger and press the button to stamp the nail. It’s that easy.
The only colors that come with it are blue and purple. But the amount of polish included is good for about 125 nails.
Winstonia Nail Art Stamper Jumbo Size
If you’re serious about nail stamping, this is the tool worth having. When they say jumbo size, they are referring to the head’s diameter as it’s large enough for wide and long nails, like extensions. The measurement is 1.58 inches wide.
They describe it as a “marshmallow pad” because it’s tacky enough to pick up the tiniest details of the faintest etching on the stamper plate. Plus, it’s soft enough to roll to the edge of the most curved nail.
This is a pro tool that will take some practice to get used to using. It comes with two scraper cards but no plates.
You can extend its lifetime by not priming it by buffing it and not cleaning it with acetone. Use a lint roller or scotch tape to remove leftover polish.
You might also be interested in the firm stamper from the same company. Moreover, they make a dark-colored version to contrast with light-colored stamping polish.
Makartt 4pcs Clear Nail Stampers
If you only have one nail stamper, you have to clean it every time you switch colors. But if you have a set of stampers like this one, you’ll have four replaceable heads and four scrapers.
The soft silicone heads are easy to clean with tape or lint rollers. In extreme circumstances, you could try a little alcohol on a cotton pad, but never acetone.
PUEEN HD Chunky Transparent Soft Stamper and Scraper Set
This transparent stamper provides a clear view, so there’s no mistake where you’re going to place the stamp. Instead of a big chunky handle, it’s compact in size.
It needs no priming or preparation – it’s ready to use right out of the package.
The package includes a transparent scraping card.
Konad Nail Art Double-Ended Stamper & Scraper
The advantages of this stamper include different colors and different sizes. One end is small for children’s nails or little fingers and toes. The other is larger for wide nails or ones with extensions.
The different colors provide contrast for various shades of polish.
But those aren’t the only benefits. This nail art tool is made by one of the original companies that started the stamping craze. It’s made of rubber, not silicone, and it has a firm texture. Therefore, it’s long-lasting and unlikely to cause smudging. On the other hand, you’ll want to practice with it as it’s a little harder to use than a soft silicone stamper.
Nail art is fun and easy for everyone with a stamper kit. Using patterns from stamping plates is an inexpensive way to liven up your manicures.
We hope you have good times ahead as you play with your new nail tool kits. Stop by again soon and let us know how it’s going.