Friday, 13 June 2014

Experimenting with a nail art pen

Around a month or so ago, I bought the Barry M Nail Art Pen in black. This nail art pen is different from most in that it is a marker rather than having a metal point and does not contain actual nail varnish but some kind of ink I beieve. I personally thing this is better than most nail art pens as the ink comes out evenly, it does not get thick and clumpy, and the felt nib is generally a lot easier to use. I also found that the designs smudged far less when a top coat was applied. However, as this pen is essentially a marker, I'm not sure I would buy it again, having seen people achieve the same result with Sharpies which would be far cheaper to buy and which I may buy in the future. Nonetheless, I've been playing around with it a lot and wanted to show you guys the designs I've been wearing on my nails.

They aren't perfect - bear in mind it's pretty darn hard to draw on such a small little canvas, especially on your right hand! I've been loving using this to cover up imperfections in my nail varnish, whether it be from smudging during application or from chipping and it has meant I have got a lot more use out of my polishes with less wastage. I've also found this pen to be extremely good for french tips, achieving a much neater line than one would with the brush from a nail polish.

Base Colour - Barry M Gelly Paint Green Berry

Base Colour - MUA Bright Coral

Base Colour - Collection 2 in 1 Base and Ridge Filler

Base Colour - Fearne Minty Maggie

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  1. the tribal pattern is so cute! but it must be the most difficult one :D


    1. Thanyou! Actually it wasn't, because everything was so small, the mistakes were little and easier to hide. I'd say the zig zag one was the hardest, I kept doing it at weird angles on my left hand XD

  2. Hello lovely, thank you for the sweet comment on my blog, I really appreciate it!

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post - awesome nails! :)

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  3. Very cute nail art...would you like to follow each other on fb and g+??i will follow u back

  4. Nice! I definitely need to try this!
    xx cvety
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  5. looks awesome, i'm awful at doing my nails!

    xx fameliquorlove // bloglovin

  6. Wow! These are so intricate, I love the tribal one :) xx

  7. So jealous of your nails! They look amazing - need to try these xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

  8. Wow - these are amazing!! xx
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    Soph |

  9. Your nails look amazing, I have some nail pens but my hands just aren't steady enough to get both hands looking good, my right hand always looks awful!

  10. This is so cute, well done!
    x Justina //

  11. I love these nail art pens, Barry M ones are the best! Some really good designs here as well!

    Efflorescent Dream

  12. My favorite is the first nail art!!
    xx - Ari!

  13. Are you kidding me? These are wonderful design! I know I wouldn't be able to do this, at least not as well as you. You must have a very steady hand haha

    Jen xx

  14. Love these designs, they look great :) My favourite is the first design :)
    Lipstiick and Lemon Drops

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