Thursday, 2 May 2013

Barry M Nail Art Pens

It took them long enough, but Barry M finally brought out nail art pens! At £4.99 each, they're cheaper than the likes of Models Own (and better). I decided to go for the white and pink varieties, but I'm now thinking I need the black and silver versions in my life, too. You only get 3ml of product, which disappointed me at first, but I still think these pens will go a long way. The nib is like a felt tip pen, but plastic. I'm not a fan of the nail art pens that have the metal nib because I find they drag, and you constantly have to squeeze them, which brings me on to my next point. With these, you push the nib down a few times to pump the product, and that's it. You don't need to constantly squeeze it, or worry about squeezing too hard and making a big mess. The actual formula is also great. It's 'watery' but still opaque, meaning it dries flat and quickly. If you make a mistake, it's easy to correct while the product is still wet. I just got a damp cotton bud and wiped it away, leaving a clean nail. The Models Own pens don't do this, but leave a big smudgy mess (on me, at least). Once dry, the designs stay put, but I'd recommend using a top coat to prolong the life of them. As you can see in the first photo, the black Models Own pen I used for the bunny's eyes didn't agree with the top coat, and smudged (even after having hours to dry). The designs above aren't the best, but that's down to me, not the pens! As you can probably guess, I'm a fan of these so far. I'm just hoping they'll last and won't dry out. Oh, and the cornflower blue base is Barry M's Gelly Nail Paint in Blueberry (one of my favourites!).

Have you tried these yet? If not, do you want to?

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