Saturday, 29 January 2011

You've got it Wah Wah Wah WOW

All of my friends know how obsessed I am with having my nails nice and smart, my mate Rachel once asked me if I was having a bit of a rough time cos she'd never seen me with chipped nails before (personally I think that's a bit of an exaggerate but you know...) Usually they're short, square and dark because I think that looks more chic but last week my friend Nancy posted me a link to this Tumblr Wah Nails and I became super obsessed with their designs, after not so much research I found out they sell 'nail pens' in Urban Outfitters and literally (yes i'm tres sad) sprinted through Liverpool Street halfway through my lunch hour to pick one up.
They had one black one left in the shop in a battered up box and I'm not gonna lie, I had very little hope that I'd be able to recreate anything like the nails on their site because my artistic skills leave little to be desired, and whilst I can paint my nails with my left hand, anything more than that is a bit ambitious.

The pen comes with a long super thin brush on one end and a tiny pen on the other. The brush is a bit long for my liking, I think it would be better designed to be more like a dippable felt tip liner rather than an actual brush so you could have more control, and the polish from the pen came out a bit too quickly and easily.

The pen was amazingly easy to use and in spite of everything this is probably the best nail product that i've bought all year. My only real gripe with it is that even after waiting over an hour for it to thoroughly dry before I put top coat on, the black still feathered a bit like it was wet.

So here's what I did using Elf Polish in Blush and the Model's Own pen and a free thursday evening

P.s. I did see the vid that did about doing animal nails with eyeliner pens but the majority of the inspiration came from the WAH site. Still, credit where it's due.


  1. when i first saw the imiage i thought you had used the stick on patterns, im impressed that you did it yourself!! ive never used one of these pens, i think i could probably do something nice on my left hand but the other one would be wonky as anything! i might try it out when i get some spare time x

  2. I love these nails, I keep seeing blog posts of bloggers with these amazing nails but sadly I lack the patience to do them! :'(
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

    x x

  3. Lizzie - you should totally try it, it really isn't difficult but it does take a while to be calm and steady!

    LRR - You're welcome lovely, the easiest way to do any nail art (i think) is to pick up some Barry M nail effects, it's essentially the same as OPI shatter but more than half the price

  4. Zoe this is pretty amazing. I don't think my hands are steady enough to do this. I just about managed to whack a coat of red on them the other day and I was pretty pleased with that!

    AND I too always noticed how perfectly kept your nails are. From now on I am going to try and do the same! (PS. thanks for the urban decay eyeshadow primer tip, will definitely have to check that out)


  5. This turned out amazing! I totally need this, my nails are always chipped and just plain terrible most of the time. Too bad they probably still wont look anything like yours since I lack patience.