6.12.11

Topshop Nail Art Pens ♥

The title of this post pretty much sums up my review of the newly launched Topshop Nail Art Pens - they are incredible! I am the makeup specialist at the Canterbury store and have been waiting for months for these to come in stock and they are finally here. They are available in pink, blue, silver, white and (as of today) black, and are priced at £6.50. I bought the pink one to try out over the weekend, and it's safe to say I shall be asking santa for the whole collection!

Unlike regular nail art pens, they are built like an actual pen, with a pointy tip which you pump once or twice on a surface to get the product to flow. This precision tip and the skinny build of these pens makes them so incredibly easy to use. The first manicure I gave myself with them was a Mr Messy style scribble on every nail because I love the way you can easily scribble and doodle like you would with a pen! Another plus is that the paint doesn't smudge at all when you put a topcoat on! 

My only slight concern is how well these will last, as the amount of paint left on the nib makes me think it will dry out or block up quite quickly. This is only hypothetical, and certainly for now this product is blowing my mind!

I've recorded a short demo video so you can see the product in action, and below are some pictures of a quick mix-and-match design I've created this morning. 


My base colour is from the new beauty range from Look Magazine, 'Look Beauty'. It's called Flamingo and is a gorgeous peachy colour (a bit more toned down than these photos, taken with a flash). The Look Beauty range should be available in Superdrug very soon! 




As I explain in the video, regular nail art pens have a metal nib which you have to squeeze product out of, which can detract from drawing shapes and patterns wobble-free. Also, the metal nibs tend to scratch through the design as you draw it, so you end up having to go over it again, which makes it harder to get a nice smooth finish.  

I've demonstrated the Topshop Pen versus my beloved Wah Nails pen below:


I think my Wah Nails pen will always be my go-to for leopard print, but for more intricate designs, my heart has been stolen by these Topshop Pens... I just feel like I can do SO MUCH MORE now! You can see my first ever attempt at a bit of aztec above on my little nail! I want to get a white one next and see if I can draw some little anchors, as with the metal nibbed nail pens, mine always go horribly lumpy and gross. 

If you like nail art, or want an easy way to get into it, you need to get these on your christmas list. 

<3

46 comments:

  1. OMG I NEED THEM!!! They actually look like the most amazing things ever, getting one asap.. gkljglkhj <3

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  2. I need blue and white... also. I wish someone would do red!

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  3. Just watched your video on these and they look amazing!! X

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  4. I'm actually going to leave for work early so I can pop into Topshop and get one after seeing this! I'm so rubbish with nail art but these just look incredible - thanks! xx

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  5. Wow they look amazing! Definitely getting one, all of my metal nibbed ones have dried up. x

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  6. ugh I saw these on the website yesterday when there was free shipping and I passed coz I was wary of the quality. Wish I had bought them now after seeing how amazing they are!

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  7. Oh ace, these look great!

    I've been using crayola nail art pens I bought in america (which sound very similar - are much more "pen" like) & I was worrying what I'd do when they ran out.

    This is good to know! xx

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  8. You've really tempted me, shall probably be out in Topshop at the weekend buying a couple...

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  9. Oooo thank you for sharing darling - I will have to go and invest in some of these nail art pens - been hoping Topshop would do some.

    Eda ♥

    candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  10. NEED these in my life right now!!!
    I love the WAH Nail Art pen, but it is a bit of a pain having to keep squeezing it and I can never get really intricate designs to look neat enough - definitely, definitely going to get my hands on the Topshop ones! x

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  11. they look so cute!- something to add to the christmas list xx

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  12. I need one of these! I hope my topshop sells them.. x

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  13. They better be in my stocking this crimbo!

    Just started a new lifestyle and beauty blog over here---> wisewordsoffi

    check it out if you like :) lots about career choices and MUA products that you might enjoy reading.

    fiona x

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  14. Wow these look awesome! A lot better than some other nail art pens which seem to go all horrible and bobbly. I shall definitely be asking for these for christmas :) xx

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  15. Oh hello yet another item I NEED.

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  16. I think you've just made my week! I love Topshop's make up!
    xx

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  17. If they're blowing your mind they'll definitely blow mine! They look amazing, such better consistency than the models own/wah nails ones. And can create much simpler lines. Perfect for aztec nails like you said.

    These will definitely be on my Christmas list. I've been looking for a white one for a while, and almost bought the models own one but I think I'll go for this instead :) x

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  18. wow these look brilliant! i've always wanted a nail art pen that i could actually draw with so i'll be buying the full set pronto xx

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  19. I really want to try the pink one, as the nail pen I have is crap in pink. Loving your nail design too, and OMG want everything from Look beauty :)

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  20. They look great, much easier for creating more detailed designs! I think I'll be asking Santa for them too! x

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  21. Wow I HAVE to get one of these! Thanks for the review - very helpful xxx

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  22. So know what I'm getting for a friend for christmas now! Thanks! :)

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  23. Whoa, these look fantastic! I've always avoided nail art pens because of the clumpyness so I'm definitely going to have a look at these x

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  24. Ah I'm so annoyed I was in topshop today and I wasn't sure about them! So annoyed I didn't just get them!! x

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  25. WHOA!

    So much better than all of the other nail art pens i've seen!

    I need these in my life asap! lol


    xoxo,
    lindsey

    http://bowsandarrowblog.blogspot.com

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  26. wow, I love the sound of this working like a regular pen! I cannot believe others haven't thought of this, but if these catch on perhaps they will. Definitely going to try this as soon as I see them instore :)

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  27. That's so so cool!

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  28. I've wanted these for ages, since I saw a preview of them. Looks fab on you, Gem. I did put them on my xmas list so we will see if santa brings me some, if not I will have to get some. <3

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  29. Yes! We bought one of these today, they are SO good!

    x

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  30. Oh I wanna try these!

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  31. Lovely review . Will be putting them on my christmas list for sure! x

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  32. My local TS doesn't do Make-Up, which is a shame as I want to buy so much but I hope to get to a larger store soon and pick up some of these pens - I've watched your video and they seem to work really well :)

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  33. These are brill, definitely need them! Lets hope somebody that loves and knows me very well pops a couple under the tree!!

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  34. Umm, Wow! I have the models own one in black and that seems to have alright results for me. I was wanting the white one but looking at your comparison the topshop ones have a lot more control, maybe I'll be able to do some proper master pieces on my nails with them! Or at least master drawing with my left hand!

    These are defo going in my Christmas list, that's if I don't just buy it for myself before then!

    Xo

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  35. I've just ordered a 25 pack of nail art pens from ebay, but if they're no good - I'll get on to Topshop!

    Heids xx

    www.littlebitofheidi.blogspot.com

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  36. oh no, I picked one up today then put it back. Error! Will ge going back to get the white one x

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  37. These look soo cool! Definitely going to get some :)

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  38. ooo will have to give these a try, thanks for the tip! x

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  39. Wow, I love these. Will pop in tomorrow and buy some!

    Sarah Betty xx

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  40. Wow I love your nails. The design is really effective ;) helen @ http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  41. I've seen people do such beautiful and intricate designs with these (including yours, obviously. The hello nail is amazing, especially with the added kisses and hugs!).

    Pip x

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  42. I fell to the temptation of buying these for the Christmas festivities. I bought a white one, and I love it! Especially over my obsession with dark red and burgundy varnishes.

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  43. I was curious about these because of the tips! I really love the felt type tipped eye liners because they're precise and solid. The metal tipped nail pens always scratch and catch and annoy me!! So I shall deffo try these! :D

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