One of the most common questions that comes about when discussing nail stamping is whether or not stamping polish is actually necessary or if regular nail polish will work. Well, the answer is, yes. Yes you do need stamping polish if you are wanting nail art that looks good and will last you. Stamping polish is different from regular nail polish in that it is formulated to be thicker and dry slower. Now, the last thing any woman wants is a nail polish that takes LONGER to dry but when it comes to nail stamping, you will need the extra time. Stamping polish also is made so that it comes off nails much easier than regular nail polish. Stamping polish can often be removed from nails with a piece of tape or a lint roller so that when mistakes are made, they can easily be remedied. Stamping polish tends to show up in more vibrant color than regular nail polish as well. As you become more experienced with nail stamping you may be able to begin to use regular nail polish for portions of your designs or whole designs. However, there will always be plates that work best or work only with stamping polish. Finding out which plates these are will take a lot of trial and error, but beauty takes time and patience and you will be happy you kept practicing when you can’t take your eyes off your amazing nail art! Crystal Clawz stamping polish is specifically manufactured for use with stamping plates. It has a thicker consistency than normal polish and dries SUPER fast. With this stunning array of colours, there is no excuse for not letting your imagination fly. Please note that this is a polish and not a gel. Every effort has been made to try and capture the colours of all of our products as accurately as possible, but there can be variations between devices, and remember - your eyes have a lot more pixels than our camera so the true colours tend to be brighter and clearer in the flesh