Today I’m sharing a new nail art tool I wanted to try. As you all know, I like to do my nails at home, and by doing so, I’m always on the hunt for new products to make things easier. I was on the lookout for a styling pen that I could use to achieve some design art for my nails. I came across this nail art pen by Sally Hansen. I picked it up in white, which is a great pop of color, especially for this spring season. I prepare my nails with my red carpet gel manicure set as always. If you missed the blog on how I achieve my salon looking nails the link is here: http://www.thislovelife.com/beauty/red-carpet-manicure
Before I apply the top-finishing coat on, I use the pen to draw on my designs. Since it was my first time using it, I opted for a white tip design, and one heart design. Upon the first application, it came out pretty easy, and if I made a mistake, I was able to wipe away and try again. As I went on I noticed I had to shake the pen so the ink would come to the tip of the pen (tip: make sure you shake with the cap on!). It dried pretty quickly, and would produce little streaks if I went over the same area too many times.
I waited for the ink pen to dry completely then proceeded to finish off my nails with the topcoat. As I wiped it clean, my manicure was complete. I am very pleased with the results. It’s not ‘perfect’ up close, but from afar it looks good in my opinion. At $5.99, I’d say the price was reasonable for the job done. It’s been a week now, and my nails look the same since when I applied the art. Final thoughts: A styling pen is easier than trying to do art with a brush, the pen required a lot of shaking to get the product out, it became streaky if applied in the same area too many times. The pen was easy to work with as I got more use to it. I’d say this pen is worth a try if you are looking for a fast simple product to get some easy nail art design done for your manicure. This is definitely a fool proof, beginners tool.
*Note: Results may differ if using with normal nail polish, my nails use the red carpet manicure system, which dries right away.