Wednesday, 20 June 2012

(Haul) Lovely Nail Art Pens!!! :)

By some stroke of luck I arrived home early today (yay- I finished all my work 1/2 an hour early today!) and I found a very exciting box waiting for me (my sister found it on the doorstep) :)

I decided a couple of weeks ago (with rather a lot of 'help' from Amy, who was desperate to get some) that I wanted to buy some nail art pens- I'd been thinking about it for a really long time, and eventually I figured I'd almost certainly get some at some stage- so it may as well be sooner!

I got 24 pens for £7.75 (from this seller here!) and they arrived in about 16 days (as expected because it was shipped from China). I'm super happy with them- naturally I've already wasted lots of time already (time I should have spent preparing for Brownies) playing around and making patterns on a tissue box (closest thing I could find!), swatching each polish and labelling them (because I find it impossible to not have them in some kind of order...)




There is a fairly good selection of colours- there are more pinks and blues than any other, but that suits me fine because they're my favourite colours for nails! There's a black and a white, as well of lots of other useful shades for nail art :) I'm so excited to use them all!!!


silvers, white, yellows and (super bright!) orange
 
pinks

reds and greens

blues and black (LOVE the blue on the 2nd left!)

Each pen has two applicators- a long thin brush that dips into the polish, and a pen nib (just like a tippex tip)- they are (as far as I've tried) really easy to use- I wrote the numbers on the tops with the black pen nib and it was SO simple to do:)


The brush
 
the pen nib


The formula is a little bit stinky, but they are all very well pigmented and apply evenly in one coat (which is pretty important for nail art!) - so I'm already imagining what I can do with them!


Swatches :)

Have you got any nail art pens? Any nail art recommendations for me? (I can't wait to try them properly!!!) :)



                                                                                                           xGretalRabbitx

5 comments:

  1. I got some from eBay but the brush hairs fell out in a lot of them. I did get some money back though so not too bad. Quite handy to have for nails I think :)

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    1. Aww that sucks- mine seem to be ok (for now) and I got them mainly for the pen nib bit anyway! Definitely - Amy has already done some nail art with them! :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  2. I have this exact set that I ordered off ebay last year and yes, the formula is quite pungent! They seem to do the job for the price you pay though. They're handy to have around.

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    1. Haha isn't it... Yeah I'm loving them so far- my sister used them for a NOTD today and said they were great :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  3. my bff has some nail art pens theyre really good

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