I know I promised to review these nail art pens months ago, but I keep forgetting about them. I apologize.
Anyway, I found these during one of my visits to Watsons and I couldn’t help but get every color. (I think they have more available, but these were the only ones Watsons had at the time.) I couldn’t help myself, they were only P36!
Although they are packaged differently, these pen function just like my old Etude House nail art pens. You squeeze them and a drop of nail polish comes out at the tip. You can control the size of the dot depending on how hard you squeeze.
One thing I love about these pens is that they come with this pin-like stopper thing that prevents the nail polish from drying up inside the tips:
The red cap is attached to a tiny needle that goes inside the pen’s tip. My Etude House pens don’t have these and their tips keep getting blocked, which is annoying. I always end up having to soak them in nail polish remover just so I can get the nail polish out.
But the best thing about these pens (aside from the price tag) is this:
It doubles as a nail striper! When you unscrew the top you will find a long and thin brush that will let you paint stripes and other details on your nails. Pretty cool huh? I didn’t know this when I first bought them, I thought they were just regular pens meant for dotting, so it was a pleasant surprise for me 😀
Anyway, I haven’t had much time for nail art lately, so I haven’t gotten around to using all the colors, but I have used a couple to make the following designs:
The butterflies, hearts and flowers are stickers, but I used the black and silver pens to add the dots and stripes
I used the black striper to make the bow and the “V” shape, then added in the dots
These are Brinks’ nails, but I did the penguin nail art for her. I used the white, black and gold pen for these.
I’ve had some free time lately so I’ve been searching online for other designs I can make using these pens. I just love them. They’re so affordable and useful. I haven’t used the red and purple ones yet but I’m definitely looking forward to it 🙂