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Houston we have a bandwagon.

Nail Art is officially everywhere! You have your nail gurus like the WAH girls & Sophy Robson, dedicated nail blogs & every brand is releasing the all important Nail Art Pens. I've even grabbed a few in Poundland to try out!
Your typical pen comes with a pointed nip, quite small and designed to let the polish flow out like a pen. They also contain a thin striping brush which is how you get those miraculously straight lines and are great for adding detail.
Not all pen manufacturers got this memo.
You'll see below a box I snapped up whilst standing in a Top Shop queue. I didn't really debate this purchase like I usually do. It was more of a "ooh pretty colours I don't already have!" purchase.
Lesson learned.
These pens don't come with a striping brush. They come with a really thick brush actually. Thicker than even a normal nail polish!
So how are you meant to recreate the designs suggested on the side of the box? Well... With great difficulty if you're using just the nib. Now I'm not perfect at nail art. You've seen my disasters. But I'm fairly experienced and if I can't even manage a straight line with these bad boys then I have little hope for the inexperienced. There is little to no control over the flow of polish coming out of the nib & the pen itself is too short to get a good grip for said control.
The colours are great. The polish quality is less than great, the use of Seche Vite has been its saving grace. I'm disappointed but I shouldn't be surprised. This is what I get for impulse purchasing.

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  1. That is gorgeous Bex, I'm a fan of nail art but I don't do it very much. I wish I had more time to do them, by the time I'm done at work and I remember about my nails it's usually bed time lol. I need to borrow you to make them pretty!

    dp
    x

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    1. Any time dawn! And I'll even use proper pens & brushes! Lol

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