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