Essentials Primary Collection: Straight-Up Black (B171) Classic Black Stamping Polish


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Straight Up Black is exactly that! This classic black is an absolute must-have for any stamper or lacquer head. Paint on for completely perfect opaque black nails or stamp onto any light color for crisp, clear lines. 

Maniology stamping polish is 5-free! We want you to look beautiful and stay beautiful, so our nail stamping polishes are made without 5 of the most common toxic chemicals found in most nail polishes. For more information, visit our FAQs page!

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A Maniology Customer
United States United States
Always a winner

It's my third bottle, at least, because straight up black lives up to its name. This is the quintessential stamping polish. I always get clear, vivid lines. I usually do use it for stamping, I even keep it in a box with my stamping supplies instead of in the great wheel of Maniology on my desk, but I HAVE used it as a base as well & it holds up beautifully. Just keep in mind it is a stamping polish & be prepared for it to be a little thicker, but that just means one coat of straight up black, a quick top coat & you're at full opacity & shine. It's also perfect for gradients & any other nail art. Anyone who does their own nails should always have a bottle on hand. Okay, accidental pun means time to stop writing ;)

Misty A.
United States United States
Just what I've been missing!

The perfect addition to my collection!

Tolly E.
United States United States
Stamps great!

Was easy to stamp with and did not stain my fingernails like other brands.

United States United States
Love u Maniology!

So much fun, I in love with every single thing from Maniology !

United States United States
Good initial results, horrible smudging

I'm going to begin with what I like about this product: it stamps very well and the color comes out great and very opaque What I do not like, however, is how badly this polish smudges under ANY top coat I use. I've used maniology's "smudge free" top coat, my own top coat, and even sponged top coat on top of the design before applying a final layer. Every time, some piece of the designM, is ruined, if not the entire stamp. Just be aware of this if you plan to buy it. I've also had the same issue with the white stamping polish, but not the gold, at least not to the same degree.


Hi Chen, Thank you for reaching out. We recommend always “float” your topcoat over stamping! Floating is having a fully loaded brush, and applying in a 3 stroke method without the bristles touching the nail. The bristles touching the design is what causes smear. We also recommend using a water-based topcoat that prevents smearing, such as our Smudge Free Top Coat here: Please also wipe your brush on a paper towel before top coating your manicure as sometimes leftover bits of stamped polish cling to the bristles which can cause smudging. Hope this helps! Regards, Lalaine

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