I have to admit, I was having a hard time coming up with something to do with the M•A•S•H nail art pens. I did use the black for my Jewsie Nails inspired mani, but I really wanted to do something a little more detailed to test out these bad boys.
I love doing fiddly little (as in small) art and painting my nails fills that love. But, I'm also super duper anal and I need things to be perfect, lines straight, same width, everything must be perfect! I found these pens a little hard to get things perfect, which was a bit of a bummer. They are great for abstract shapes, like leopard print, especially because with leopard you can get away with making dots with the pen instead of straight lines. It took a little bit to get these babies flowing - you have to shake it up super duper hard and have a little bit of patience (something I lack). If you do pick up one of these, I must warn you about one thing - please, please, shake the pen with the lid ON - not off, like I did!! Luckily, like the other polish pen I own, this stuff came off my skin with no problems - a major plus with a face full of polish!
The color I had the most trouble with, was the silver - I almost threw it out the dang window because I couldn't get it to work for the life of me. Could it be a faulty pen? Possibly. Could it be user error? Maybe. My favorite by far, was the pink - the beautiful salmony pink, which of course couldn't be captured by my camera, is so so pretty and it was also the pen that worked the best for me. It had an even flow but you did have to go over the lines a bit to get the color opaque, but it was definitely my favorite of the bunch! If you are a beginner with nail art, I think these would work for you, especially if you`re not anal like me! If you like to have a little more control over the nail art you do, I would stick with a paint brush - by the way my best set of brushes happen to have come from M•A•S•H - there`s a really good short thin brush that`s perfect for nail art. Disclosure: this product was given to me to review, all opinions are my own and are in no way shape or form influenced by anyone else.
I also used my M•A•S•H matte top coat to mattify these babies, you can find my review of that here. Ooo and I just checked it`s still on sale for $3.99 down from $7.99 - good deal peeps! Disclosure: this product was given to me to review, all opinions are my own and are in no way shape or form influenced by anyone else.
You can purchase the pens individually for $5.99 or save a little moola and get 25% off a set of 6 available on the M•A•S•H website www.mashnails.com!
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Also, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the lovely Lariesa over at Me, Myself and Polish, not only is she super duper talented, but she`s also the biggest sweetheart! Happy Birthday Lariesa, wishing you a year full of love, laughter and a poop load of nail polish!!