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Hello lovelies,

 

I finally got to try nail stickers that make it incredibly easy to create zig-zag nail art. Some of you might call it chevron but I'm still undecided on what is the correct term :D Anyway - I have created 'Zig-Zag madness' manicure where I've combined zig zag pattern created with stickers but also one painted freehand.

 

Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers
Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers
Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers
Zig-Zag Madness Nail Art with Renaissance Cosmetics and Stick Me Nails stickers

 

 

I've used Stick Me Nails stickers that made the whole process very easy. I've intentionally spaced them out so the coloured parts would be wider but if you'd like the zig-zag pattern evenly spaced then you could apply a whole bit of stickers on the nail and then peel off every other stripe/sticker. However that seems to me like a bit of a waste so I didn't want to do that. They were pliable enough to bend around my nail and they aadhered nicely so i really have nothing to bad to say about them. A sheet 100 of these stickers is sold for $5 in Stick Me Nails Etsy store. Stick Me Nails are also on Instagram so follow them for all the news and offers!

 

I have also used two Renaissance Cosmetics polishes - Rosie Osie and Nightshade. They are both beautiful jelly-based polishes with shimmer and glitter in them and I have used just one coat in the pictures. Two coats would make the polishes darker and fully opaque. You can find Renaissance Cosmetics on Instagram and Facebook too and in case you didn't know, the creative soul behind this brand is talented Meghan aka Will Paint Nails For Food.

 

Hope you liked this manicure and will stop by tomorrow for more nails ;) Lucie x

 

*Polishes and stickers were provided for feature

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I've made an order in the recent 50% Models own sale offer and today I'd like to review Artistix Nail Art Pen. I've had few people asking me for comparison of Models own and other nail art pens so that's why I purchased one.

 

Each pen holds 6 ml and has metal tip and striping brush. I have used the striping brush for the whole manicure because the metal tip was just too thick/big for my liking. But first I had to prep the striping brush. It didn't come nice and thin like I would expect so I cut off few bristles to make it thin enough to paint the lines on my thumb...and those aren't too thin either...

Review: Models Own Artistix Nail Art Pen + Skittle Nail Art
Review: Models Own Artistix Nail Art Pen + Skittle Nail Art
Review: Models Own Artistix Nail Art Pen + Skittle Nail Art
Review: Models Own Artistix Nail Art Pen + Skittle Nail Art

 


I have painted just random patterns on my nails to test the pen. The biggest problem I've had was that it started to get really gloopy not even halfway though painting my hand. I've had to be really careful around the neck of the bottle and swipe all the gloopy polish off. Sure, some thinner would help but I wouldn't expect it to go gloopy after few nails. Not good...

 

I have tested the nail art pen over five Models Own HyperGel polishes. They were good to apply and all were opaque in two coats. Although the white was a bit streaky and less pigmented and I expected excellent pigmentation and secretely hoped for it to be one-coater. That didn't happen. I'm glad I tried them though and even better on 50% sale. I don't think I would be too happy paying full price for them.

 

Now let's get back to the nail art pen. I told you that the metal tip is quite big and here you can see for yourself how it compares to Nails Supreme and Rio Beauty pens.

 

Review: Models Own Artistix Nail Art Pen + Skittle Nail Art

 


As you can see, the Nails Supreme pen (bottom) has the thinnest tip and can produce nice and thin lines. Then there's the Rio Beauty pen (middle) which is slightly bigger but I can still work with it quite fine. And lastly the Artistix pen (top)...I just don't get it...I was so gobsmacked to see such thick tip, just what were they thinking? This is supposed to make nail art easier, not more difficult! I know that it doesn't seem that much bigger but trust me, it makes a huge difference when using it.

 

Overall, I'm very dissapointed with the pen and if you ask me which pens to buy, definitely invest in a set of Nails Supreme. They don't have striping brush (which you can use striper brush instead) but their metal tip is the thinnest I've tried.