Sunday, 28 April 2013

Review of Barry M Nail Art Pen Black feat. Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink

Hello lovelies,

By now, you've all heard about the new Barry M Nail Art Pens and I haven't missed them either! I've ran into my local Superdrug store and picked up Black, Silver and White Nail Art Pens. I wasn't excited about the pink one very much so I skipped that one..

This manicure is simple and with the Nail Art Pen quite easy to do. I've applied two coats of Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink and when it was dry enough I started drawing. So let's have a look what I've done with it...

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink




The Nail Art Pen is like a shorter highlighter pen and feels sturdy. The nib has small holes on the outside of it and the paint flows from there. When I've used it for the first time, I'd had to press on the nib quite a few times until the paint was pumped out. I'm saying paint because it is not nail polish as we know it. It is more watery so it flows easily and it cracks when it's dry. That was my only problem with it really. You can see the cracking in the first pictures without topcoat. Once you apply topcoat the cracks are not that visible.

Before you start painting you need to make sure the polish is dry enough otherwise you might ruin it. I've tried applying topcoat to make the drying time shorter but the paint does not adhere to the topcoat very well. It slips and tends to shrink (tested over Seche Vite).

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink



Following pictures are with topcoat...

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink


Overall, I'm loving it even though the black could be a bit more pigmented (sometimes I've had to dab more colour or go over twice). It is easy to work with and with a bit of practice you could paint quite thin lines. I will be definitely repurchasing if I use up this one and I truly hope Barry M will bring more shades and they will all be a permanent line. Stay tuned for more shades!

You can purchase Barry M Nail Art Pens at Superdrug stores/online for £4.99 each (there's currently 3 for 2 offer). Alternatively, they are available at barrym.co.uk




23 comments:

  1. Ok, I'm getting more and more convinced to getting nail art pens... Love this mani!

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  2. I wouldn't even have thought to do something like this with the pens. I noticed a little bit of the paint slipping as I was using it, didn't occur to me that this might be down to the top coat, so I'll try it without next time! Fingers crossed for more colours! I was quite excited by the pink just because it's a bit of an unusual colour for a nail art pen - now I want more!

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    1. Yes, some topcoats are extremely slippery like Seche Vite and Poshe. I will test it further as some are a bit better for it. I just wish that the pens will have better pigmentation :)

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  3. Your nails look amazing! I love the design and colours. Definitely think I will be picking one of these pens up the next time I am in Superdrug.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  4. wow I love what you did!! It looks so pretty and the base color is also very nice ;D

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  5. Ooh this is gorgeous. I just started following, and wow your nails are good x

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    1. Hi Jenny and welcome! Thank you for visiting and following, I hope you'll hang around and maybe get inspired :)

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  6. I am so excited to try these. I live in the US so I am making my friend in England buy me all four!

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    1. yay that's great news Kelli! I'm sure they'll be soon available at Ninja Polish or Harlow & Co.

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  7. your freehand is beautiful Lucy :) Love the manicure..

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  8. I love the design! I'm blown away by how flawless your roses are! I especially love the way this mani looks without the topcoat, the satin finish of the pink polish is really fantastic! Keep up the good work!

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  9. I so love what you did here!!! I need that pen :)

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    1. Thank you Niki, I think you definitely need it! :)

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  10. I love how this looks. I'm thinking I could recreate something similar but using a Sharpie instead of the nail art pen...it would be a lot cheaper and it would be more pigmented!!

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  11. Seems like that pen is pretty easy to work with which is great, beacause I've owned nail art pens before and they were always either too runny and slid off the nail or they spilled too much nail polish on the nail! And btw. those roses are perfect!!

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