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 http://www.gemfatale.co.uk/ 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.