First of all, I'm starting like an adjustment period for you where I'll be posting both my square and rounded nails depending on what I want to post so don't be suprised ;) Also I'm going on my late honeymoon (finally!) so in the next week and a half I probably won't be able to post much ;)
Anyway, it's time for ABC Challenge and my letter D is for DELICATE! You can read everything about the challenge in this post from Emily from Nail Polish Society, who is hosting it :)
I've tested a new to me nail art product - a Be Creative Nail Art Pen and created a delicate lace nails. Let's have a look:
I've used the new Barry M Boots exclusives Golden Sands and Beachy Keen as base polishes and I added topcoat. I wore the nails just plain for a day and next day I've decided to test my Be Creative Nail Art Pen. I've bought this pen some time last year and never really gotten around to use it and this was my first attempt on nails. First, I've lightly buffed the top half of my nails where I wanted the lace to be. This helps the paint to adhere better and apply more evenly. Then I dipped my pen into a Be Creative White acrylic paint and draw few squiggles on the paper first (as per instructions). Then I've drawn the lace and the result is above.
The pen is quite easy to work with once you get used to it. It is very different to painting with brushes but you can achieve thin lines and swirls much easier. The more pressure you put on the pen, the thicker the lines will be. I've had few 'teething' problems at the beginning where the pen didn't want to draw. I've visited Be Creative website and found out that my paint was too thick. Easy fix - I added more water to top up the pot and shaked. After that the pen started to work fine. I think I'll try and use the pen more often because it's yet another cool nail art tool and I just love making my life easier :) The pen is pretty inexpensive, selling for £8.10 at sambiddle.co.uk
What do you think of Sam Biddle's Nail Art Pen? Have you tried it yet?
Hope you've enjoyed today's post and have a lovely day! Lucie x
If you'd like to join the weekly ABC challenge, visit this post for all the details and don't forget to check out the manicures from other participats below: