Born Pretty Nail Art Pen Review

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Last month I come across this nail design that Nicole Scherzinger had worn on the Graham Norton show in June and I fell in love with the tribal print and the green I hunted down the designer which turns out to be The Illustrated Nail . 

Nicole is wearing a custom mixed nail colour Radium by Illamasqua with a little yellow from Colour Club

I desperately wanted to do something similar, so with some nail art pens from Born Pretty that I had been sent to review, I got to work : Keep in mind it's an inspired nail look and first time using any sort of nail pens so bare with the newbie lol.

I have no Illamasqua nail polish let alone the colour Radium, next best thing for me OPI Who The Shrek Are You and the two Born Pretty nail art pens  in black & white.

I used Save The Nail Toughen Up Base Coat  and applied two coats of OPI Who The Shrek Are You



When I painted the last nail I used Save The Nail 45 Second Coat  ( side note - amazing )

You can use surgical tape or normal sellotape ( don't forget to get rid of most the stickiness off the tape before putting it on top of the nail ) but you don't need to use a straight line guide - I did - not that I manged to put them on straight lol.

Taking the black nail art pen I used one coat and continued onto the other nails ... another 45 second coat


Onto the white nail art pen, I decided to just do triangle or zig-zag ( however they appear to you ) outline instead of filling them in
( read review to find out why )

45 second coat again ... we are finished.


Born Pretty Nail Art Pen Reviews

I had a few initial incidents with the product one being that the nail art brush for the black was completely bent, I had to clean it off and put an old pair of straighteners on a low heat and press it out straight.

The white nail art pen reminded me of tipp-ex .. heavy, thick and not easy to use for what I wanted

As you can see it get thick when I tried to do lines, I decided to thin out the fluid with nail polish remover which made it very easy to use second time round
The black nail art pen was so easy to use, the white not so much which was quite disappointing. It could of just been a bad bottle but I was slightly bummed that I did have to work a lot with the products. Good for practice with nail art designs which I'm quite interested in as of late. Hoping that during time the white will thin out some more .... You can purchase them at Born Pretty Here
Disclosure : This product was sent to me. I have reviewed this product to my satisfaction. Please read more on this here

7 Comments so far to 'Born Pretty Nail Art Pen Review'

  1. Boooo! love nicoles look tho!

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  2. nicole's nails were a dope inspiration. i'd say you did the best you could with what you had! cute!

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  3. @Jennifer me too, my aim is by the year to perfect it lol

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  4. why dont i own -who the shrek are you!..i love that lime green colour.

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  5. I think this is a good attempt, given what you were working with. I think it looked pretty fab with the zig-zag too.

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  6. I just love that pea green polish!

    xoxo,
    daisy

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