I bought the colours black and white, because I thought I'd get the most use out of them and that they'd be a good starting point. The packaging is really interesting and pretty cool to look at, I was a little sad to throw the boxes away!
Both the dotting tool and the brush are really easy to use. The dotting tool creates very tiny dots and it's great for more precise application. I would recommend using the bottle to wipe off any excess polish before using the brush or you will get a blob of polish in the middle of your design, but aside from that it's also really easy to use. I think it may have benefited from a slightly shorter brush to make it easier to control, but it's not too tricky to use as it is. So far I've used the striping brush more than the dotting tool, it's a lot faster to create flicks than it is to attempt more intricate designs!
Both of these pens are very pigmented and I haven't had any issues with them chipping before the base polish.
So far I'm really enjoying playing around with these! I haven't really had the time to experiment with them as much as I would have liked, but I have been using them to create little flicks here and there. I also used the black one on my Halloween post. I'm hoping that practise makes perfect! I have a very unsteady hand...
These nail art pens cost £6.00 and can be purchased from Boots or the Models Own website.
Have you tried any of these pens? What did you think?
Disclosure: I bought these myself.
Since I loved these pens, I bought my sister the gold and silver ones for Christmas. I tried them out on my nails yesterday after hearing my sister saying that she didn't think they were as good as the black and white ones, and I'm terribly disappointed. The brushes were thick and it was impossible to create a thin line, and the ends of the brushes were uneven and I've had to trim them to create a smooth line. I felt that I had to update this post since I gave these a positive review, and I don't want to feel like I've mislead people. I don't know if this is a problem with just the particular gold and silver pens that I bought or with all of them, but I felt that I should share this experience all the same. I've no issues with the black and white ones, but it's something to bear in mind if you're thinking of buying.