Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Nail Paint of the Week- creating dots with a nail art pen

I've been trying to get a little bit more creative with my nails off late so for the past week I dragged out this nail art pen that I recently bought from the light in the box. It was my first time using it and I have to say that I was really pleased with the end results. With this being my second attempt using a nail art pen, I wanted to keep the design simple whilst I get the hang of using the pen. Hopefully as time goes on I might try some more complex intricate designs but for now, I am happy to keep things simple.

To get started I first applied my base coat before then applying about three layers of 'lady in black" from OPI on all fingers. I then used the fine brush end of the nail art pen to create tiny dots on every other nail before allowing it to dry and then finishing it off with a top coat application. All in all I spent about 5-10 minutes doing my nails, that is excluding the time taken for it to dry. I think my next purchase will have to be a UV lamp because I can't keep waiting till late in the evening to do my nails because of the fear of the nail paint smudging.

Pen nib applicator

One of two of the application tips on the nail art pen. I had to squeeze quite hard to get the nail gel out the pen nib so I resorted to the other application tip to create the dots. You would  assume that this applicator type would have been easier to use but I personally didn't.

Fine brush applicator
I used the fine brush applicator end to create the dots because I found it to be the easiest option out of the two. The only downside to using this option was finding the gel polish getting a bit stringy so it was a bit tricky creating the dots without having them spread or connect to each other. That was the only issue  I came across when using the fine brush applicator so I recommend that you don't use this application end if you're in  a hurry because it requires a bit of patience and gentle hands.

Lady in black along with the nail art pen


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