Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Barry M Nail Pens!

Hey Beauts,

One of my favourite things to do is just walk around Boots and look at all the products. When I come across something new, its always exciting to see what it claims to do or what novelty it has to pull people in to buy them. We all know how much I love nail polish and nail art and so this product was very interesting to me and right up my street, Nail Art Pens. 

I picked up the standard black and white as I thought they would be the most useful and versatile, however they also came in Pink, blue and Silver. At £4.99 it is still quite cheap, but more on the expensive end as far as Barry M is concerned. As you can see above, I had a little fun playing around with these pens, seeing how well they worked, what the opacity was like, the thickness of the pens and whatnot. It was definatly enjoyable and I loved playing around with the novelty factor with these pens - I definatly didn't have enough fingers on my hands! 

So as with the majority of nail polishes, one stroke of this could not achieve full opacity (no matter how much I tried) even though the black did do a better job than the white pen. When trying to achieve lovely details, I feel as though this would be an issue, especially when trying to achieve a thin line as the more you would go over the line, the thicker the line would become. One thing I did love about these pens was the fact that curved lines were really easy to do and the pens were really easy to control. On top of that, the formula came out a lot better than I was expecting and I have to say that I am very pleasantly surprised by these pens!

I will have to try out some actual nail art looks with these pens and post the results on here for you to see sometime in the future as I cannot wait to play some more with the pens! Have you ever tried these out or do you own any of the other colours? Are their formulas as nice as the black and white pens? Let me know your thoughts below in the comments. If you aren't already and do not want to miss out on future posts, remember to follow on GFC and BlogLovin' to join in on all the fun.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx


  1. I bought these a few years ago, I have never really been able to do anything with them, they're just too chunky so I was quite limited in what I could do. Glad you enjoyed them though.

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  2. i love these, they look so cool! and so easy to use, ive had my eye on these pens for a while now mmm :) x x

  3. These look so fun to play around with! Great post.

  4. They look so good, think I will need to try them out :)

  5. These look like so much fun, although it's annoying that you have to go over the design multiple times

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  6. I love nail art pens. They always remind me of when I was a kid and used white out pens to make designs on my nails. A bit silly I know, but I loved it! The little waves are adorable and I'd love to try it on my nails soon.


  7. This is a cool idea, a white nail paint with black patterns would look so chic and monochrome is just ace! It would be good to have a thinner pen though, maybe in the future xx

  8. I think I've fallen in love with your blog! Its so good and i really want these pens haha x x x

  9. ahah so nice!!

  10. I can't believe I only dropped by your blog today! :( You have really awesome posts and now I'm now informed about something new, like nail pens. I've never heard of these stuff before probably because I don't put my own nail polish anyway. :( I would love to try these though! xx

    Roxanne ♥ | Awkward Turtle

  11. Oh these look fab! I didn't know they did nail pens and I love Barry M! And I love doodling, hehe, these are perfect for me! x