Monday, 23 September 2013

Review: Artstix Corrector Pen from Models Own


It's a sad fact that I am rubbish at painting my nails. Always have been - always will be. I think a lot of the problem is that I have very small, childlike hands (my daughter Stacey turned 10 last week and her hands are already bigger than mine). This means that I also have tiny nails - resulting in lots of overspill onto my fingers!

A few weeks ago I noticed that one of my favourite makeup and nail brands, Models Own, had created a corrector pen to help those unfortunate people like myself get a neater manicure at home, and I just had to grab one to try!

So, the corrector pen is a nifty little product which houses 3 different shaped nibs drenched in nail polish remover. The idea is that when your nails dry you can draw along the nail edges to correct any polish overspill or smudges. Simple.

After the first couple of uses, I realised that it was actually better to clear up any overspill while the nails were still wet, as it seems to soak up more of the mess. I prefer the biggest nib of the 3 provided as it's slanted, meaning I can get right up to the edge of the nail without catching any of the nicer looking parts ;)

Now, you might be wondering why I don't just keep a bottle of nail polish remover and some cotton buds beside me while I paint my nails? After all, this is pretty much the same kind of thing isn't it? Yes, you could say that. Except the nibs of these pens aren't made from cotton wool, so you don't get additional hairs sticking to your nail polish as you try to clear up the imperfections. Less faff = happy Lou :)

You can see from my pictures above that there most certainly is a difference in how my nails look after using the corrector pen, and I like that. I know they still don't look great but it's a step in the right direction at least. Oh, and I should mention that I can clean up any imperfections in literally seconds.

I haven't read many other reviews of this product, but the ones that I did read stated that you only get a few uses out of this pen. I would like to throw a spanner in the works here and say that I disagree. Simply because I have used this at least seven times now and all the nibs are still incredibly wet. I would hope to get another few uses out of each one.

The Artstix Corrector Pen from Models Own retails at £5.00 and I for one definitely think it's worth it in the long run - especially if Boots have their 3 for 2 offer on (which is most of the time).

The Artstix Corrector Pen is available from the official Models Own website, ASOS and Boots.

*Product purchased with my own money
**Nails painted in Barry M's 'Cappuccino'

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33 comments:

  1. I can't paint my nails either! I'm terrible at it!

    Rachel x

    thedrugstorelife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm awful at it (as you can see, lol). I usually just blame my poor efforts on having two kids :p xx

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  2. I haven't seen this before- it looks so clever! I have tiny hands too, not fun for nail painting!

    conceptofbudd.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's not! We might look all cute 'n all, but one swipe of the brush and it's mistakes ahoy ;) xx

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  3. I'm rubbish at painting my nails too - I wish I could have them painted daily but unfortunately I can't for work :(
    lovefromsammie xx

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    1. Aww no :'(
      When I was at school I used to paint mine a different shade each day. And they didn't look too shabby either. Now I'm getting on a bit I have an unsteady hand :p xx

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  4. wow this seems so great!!

    Check out my giveaway and do enter :-)
    http://thesecretblogger-2011.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love it, but I've read a few reviews from bloggers who didn't seem as impressed!xx

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  5. I have never tried the corrector pen but I might give it ago as cotton buds can be annoying thanks for sharing :)
    http://sassylittlenails37.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's the first one I've tried but I like it. I was going to try the Barry M one originally xx

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  6. This sound unite good, I've got so many nail corrector pens xx

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Really? Do you have any you'd recommend? Or recommend I stay away from?! Lol xx

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  7. I totally forget that Models Own do other bits other than just nail polishes. I need this badly! I am such a child when painting my nails.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. You can't forget Belle! They do some really amazing makeup nowadays. I can definitely recommend their blushes, the lip-stix and this corrector pen :D xx

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  8. This looks really good! I'm not too bad at painting my nails but theres always a smudge or two! I will have to try this out :D
    (My nail problem is allowing it to try - I always get impatient and try to do something else and end up smudging it!)

    Hayley
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks
    xxx

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    1. Oh I hear ya! I need a super nail polish that dries in like, 20 seconds flat ;) xxx

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  9. We could definitely use this bc we're messy "painters". LOL. We just found your blog thru the blog hop and followed u on GFC and Bloglovin. We hope you will take a look at ours too! We're newbie bloggers! :)
    www.twentythirtyglam.blogspot.com

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  10. Aww thank you chickadees :D I will most certainly hop on over once I'm at a laptop xx

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  11. I have one of these from Essence, they're SO handy!!

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    1. They're a fab idea aren't they? I would think they'd be great to take on holiday and stuff too :D xx

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  12. Always very handy to have one of these! x

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  13. Thats very handy - I always just let them dry the wash my hand in warm water and then pick the bits off! Would save a lot of hassle!

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    1. That's pretty much what I used to do! Lol xx

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  14. we've seen a few brands come out with these recently, but haven't read many reviews about them yet. we might try on out and see how it goes since we love our nail art!

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  15. This is such a fab concept! I've never seen this before! xo

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  16. Great idea will have to try this.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  17. Love the fact that it has three different nibs, any other ones I've seen only has one.
    Cint @ Makeup and Messes X

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  18. That looks like such a good idea! Especially having spare 'nibs'. Thanks!

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  19. Sounds like a godsend to me. I try so hard not to make a hash of them , then I slip at the last minute. Trying to get the polish off my skin usually results in taking some off the nail as well

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  20. This sounds like a great product, especially with the choice of nibs. I've got pretty good at painting my nails since starting my blog, but this would be handy to have around just in case :)

    Jess xo

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  21. I havent got the steadyest hand with doing nails, this sunds like such a great idea! xxx

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  22. what a great product, very handy ;)

    Natalie Gillham

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