I’m back today with a new-to-the-blog brand, Pueen! I’ve seen and heard many wonderful things about Pueen so I was very excited when the lovely Petra from Pretty Polish offered me to try out some products. Pueen is a US brand that creates stamping plates and supplies. Petra is one of the stockists for Pueen so you can buy the items I’m about to show you from her shop. Let’s take a look!
When I opened up my package from Petra I found the 24M – Make Your Day stamping set and the Double Side stamper & scraper set. Both came packaged in a cute and protective box. But the big surprise came when I opened them up!
Inside I found the Pueen stamping plate set which comes in a beautiful yellow pleather case. My jaw was on the floor when I saw it! It looks so pretty and I love that they come in a case! The Double Side stamper & scraper set comes with a black stamper and two small scraper cards in different thicknesses. They’re quite small though so I prefer to use a credit card sized scraper.
I took out the stamper heads so I could show them to you both up close. The one on the left has a mauve colour and an oval shape and is very very squishy! It was very glossy when it arrived so I primed it by softly buffing the surface. The one of the right is a yellow and round stamper head which is super squishy, like a marshmallow stamper and very sticky. Mine came with an indentation in the surface, probably because of to the plastic bag it came in that left a dent. I haven’t been able to get the yellow side to properly work for me yet (perhaps because of the dent?) so I’ve been sticking to the mauve stamper head and used that for all the manis I’m showing you today.
Since 24 is quite a lot I’m showing you 6 at a time. First up are the first six, Pueen 98 – 103. The plate that caught my eye the most was Pueen 103 which is what I used for the mani I’m about to show you. I’ve also seen some really gorgeous manis online done with plate 101 and plate 99 has beautiful images too.
I was drawn to the image on the top left of the Pueen 103 plate as it reminded me of dried leaves. So I went for a Fall colour scheme but still keeping it quite light and fresh.
I used Zoya Jacqueline as a base, and stamped over it using Hit The Bottle Rusty Nail, Hit The Bottle The Have And To Gold and A England Fotheringhay Castle. Finished with Super Chic Lacquer Marvel top coat.
The next 6 plates are Pueen 104 – Pueen 109. Some of my favourites here! Lots of geometric designs which I love.
The plate I used for this mani is Pueen 108, the image in the centre bottom. It’s this sort of optical illusion warped image. I’m a big sucker for monochrome manis so I thought this image was perfect for it.
On my pointer and middle finger I applied Cirque Colors Memento Mori, and on my ring and pinkie I applied Cirque Colors Carpe Diem. Then I stamped over them with white and black polish respectively. I used regular nail polishes from Born Pretty Store (both are sadly no longer available). I couldn’t get my Pueen stamper to work with my Mundo De Unas stamping polishes so I had to use regular polish. Finished with Super Chic Lacquer Marvel top coat.
The next set are Pueen 110 – 115. This one has some more organic images. I really love the look of plate 114 but ended up using plate 113.
I used the scribbly notes print from plate Pueen 113 for this look. I first tried stamping it with black but it came out much too harsh so I ended up using a brown. I think it looks like old paper that’s been discolored by the sun.
I used ILNP Spiced Eggnog as a base and stamped the scribbly notes with China Glaze Mahogany Magic, and then I freehanded some flowers on top using Elevation Polish Purple Queen Anthias for the base colour of the flower and added black and white detailing and leaves with my ORLY Instant Artist stripers in Jet Black and Crisp White. Finished with Super Chic Lacquer Marvel top coat.
And then we have the final six, these are plates Pueen 116 – 121.
For my final look I used the image on the bottom centre of the Pueen 116 plate. It’s a fairly abstract image but I used it to create a mermaid-y double stamping look.
I started with Spell Polish Clodhopper as my base and stamped over it with black polish and then again with white polish to create a double stamping effect. Then I added some gems from Born Pretty Store including seashells, 2mm pearls, gold steel balls, 2mm gold studs and 3mm iridescent rhinestones. Finished with Super Chic Lacquer Marvel top coat.
You can purchase Pueen via their official website or through one of the stockists including Pretty Polish based in The Netherlands. I really enjoyed my first experience with Pueen, their plates stamp very well and the designs in this set are great, I also love that it came in a protective case. Since it’s such a large set you’ll get some plates you like and some you don’t like as much which is to be expected since they offer a variety of styles.
28th August, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 9 Comments