Thursday, July 19, 2012

Konad Nail Art Pen review, photos

As we all know, I'm rubbish when it comes to nail art and the best I can do is dots.  I'm trying to expand my artistical horizons and branch out into other things.  I need to challenge myself creatively and while I'll never be CherrySue and have her mad nail art skills, I decided to take baby steps.  So while on a recent visit to one of my local chemists, I caught sight of the Konad Nail Art Pen (€5.75).

It's a 2 way nail art pen and has a nib at the very top of the pen and if you twist the top part off, there's a long thin brush, ready to go to work.  Now, as I'm a newbie, I didn't know what to do with the brush other than Zebra stripes and I learned a few tricks along the way.  But this is what I came up with for now.

Ok, so the dots were easy enough to do.  The only thing is that you need to squeeze the body of the pen a bit to get the polish to come out and by the end of doing one hand, I had a bit of a cramp, but I took it like a pro and shook it off.  Obviously the more you squeeze, the more comes out.. err... In a nail polish way, not a rude way.  And the dots will be bigger.  You get the picture. 

With the brush part, I found it hard to scrape the polish off the plastic part above the brush.  When I forgot to do that, big globs of polish ran down it and down the brush and just made a big ole mess, so note to self, try harder to scrape excess polish.  The white lines are thicker that I had envisioned but they make for a bit of abstract art even if they're off the target zebra wise.  There's no way in hell I'd be able to use the brush for any kind of drawing, look, I couldn't even do stripes properly.

They had about 5 different colours in stock in our pharmacy and I might pick up a black one too and see what I can come up with.  It's nice to play around with polish a bit isn't it?  How cute would a red nail be with white dots...



  1. Oo I like it - although I am still crap at nail art so you will have to paint my nails for me

  2. Churrs for the shout out M'Lady, they look great! When you're taking the brush from the bottle swirl it from the first turn, rubbing it against the neck of the bottle all the way up in a spiral, that way there's barely any polish once you get to the brush. That way you have full control with no droppage (it's a word). :)

  3. lol I get cramps from squeezing it too =_=" but I absolutely love nail art pens. Just don't leave it for too long or it'll dry up and clog the needle like mine =/

    1. Isabel, has your pen not got a tiny needle taped to the base? A normal fine needle will do the trick just as well if not, should only take 30 seconds before your pen is fully functional again. HTH.


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