Friday, 10 January 2014

NOTD: beginners nail art

Nail art has always been an aspect of beauty that I have steered clear of and just admired from a distance on Instagram accounts and other blogs, despite being an obsessive collector of nail polishes. However, this changed when I was recently lured in by a 'buy one get one half price' offer on the Barry M stand and decided to invest in a black and white nail art pen. For my first attempt I went for a simple black leopard print pattern on a neutral base (Essie's Chinchilly), with a bit of glitter (Nails Inc's Rainbow Street) added in the markings for good measure.

I found the Barry M pen to be very easy to use and would certainly recommend it for other beginners, as it resembles a thin nib permanent marker pen, meaning the application feels more like a doodle on the nails than fiddly artwork.The nib applies just the right amount of polish in the perfect thickness, and has excellent longevity; well outlasting the nail polishes underneath, so, overall a must have for those in awe of nail art designs.

I will report back when I have spent more 'should-be-revision-time' trying some more designs using the white pen too, and having probably made a wishlist of more nail arty bits!


  1. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  2. I've been so tempted to try out the nail art pen for ages - I think you have finally convinced me to give it a try. Lovely post and such a great effect!
    Looking forward to reading more posts from you! :)

    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment on my first blog post- it's really encouraging! :)
      I'm glad it helped, I would definitely recommend the Barry M pen, it's so easy to use!
      I've followed your blog too :)

  3. My friend has that nail art pen!
    Well done, great job on the nail art, I don't think I would have been so creative with it!
    Do you find the pen hard to remove, or just as easy as a normal polish?

    1. Thank you! I thought it was a slightly subtler version of leopard print! I'm really impressed by this pen- it stays on for ages, but is no problem at all to remove- so an all round winner :) xx

  4. this looks perfect for any nail art! black is essential
    love it!


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