Just a quick one today because I’ve been summoned to iron questionable images onto t-shirts for a stag party Mr TBL is organising because apparently I ‘can do it better’. God help me.Anyway after I mentioned Rimmel Salon Pro nail varnish in Aqua Cool in my 5 Beauty Favourites Under £5 post, I had a hankering to use it again. I was in a nail art mood but wanted something a little less garish than the neon leopard print that sprung to mind. Polka dots seemed to fit the bill so I stuck to a pastel theme and dug out some white nail polish. I used one from Natural Collection (think it’s the nail tip whitener) along with an unbent kirby grip to dot on the spots. Simples really, any fool could do it, although the spots on my right hand were a little more haphazard.
I’ve just been rifling through my old nail art photos and reminiscing about the amount of patience I used to have. I could easily spend half the day doing some sort of zany nail art, taking advantage of anything I could get my mitts on – nothing was safe.
These days I’m struggling to be bothered. I’ve got less time to be faffing with dotting tools and Scotch tape and am usually distracted by Chicken’s fluffy coat. However, I found something in Superdrug that made nail artistry a bit less bothersome. Behold the Barry M Nail Art Pen. Rather than containing actual nail polish and a thin brush like most nail art pens, this handy piece of kit is more like a marker pen so is easier to control, less messy and pretty much instantly drying. Win win win. While at the Barry M station, I was also mesmerised by the Jelly Nail Paint colours so I bought two cheery shades; Grapefruit and Greenberry. I’m sure you can guess which is which.
Armed with my new Barry M nail art supplies, I opted for a leopard print design. Can I just say, the Nail Art Pen made this incredibly easy and fast. It was fun to do, and with a coat of Seche Vite on top, the polish stayed in a presentable state for 10 lovely days. Keep in mind, this Barry M Nail Art Pen absolutely needs a top coat as it rubs off if exposed to everyday hand-based activities.