Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year: Nails Supreme Metallic/Glitter Nail Art Kit*

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  How did 2014 come around so quick?! One of my resolutions this year is to blog more frequently and regularly (which bloggers don't have that as a resolution?) - we'll see how it goes once term begins again at the end of next week...

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Presents for Men (they don't just have presents for men!) to take part in their Festive Nail Art Challenge.  The challenge was to use their Nails Supreme Nail Art Kits to design some festive nails - so of course I said I would get involved!  For these New Year 2014-inspired nails I used the metallic kit (which I think is the glitter version on the website).

There are 10 pens in the set and each has both a brush and a pen end to it.  Unlike a lot of other nail art pens I've come across, the brush isn't a striper, but a full brush - which means you can paint the whole nail with the polish first.

Although the top one looks like a metallic purple, for some reason it came out silver?!

The pen end and the brush end

A couple of swatches of all 10 colours in the set:

For nail art pens (rather than what I would call 'proper polish') the polish is of a decent quality - all the swatches above show two coats, which was certainly sufficient.  They painted on smoothly and dried pretty quickly.  I have to say, though, that I find the pen ends quite tricky to work with - usually I would use a striper brush for my nail art - so I kept my design pretty simple.  The polish had a tendency to blob out of the end (funnily enough most frequently with the reds), and some colours came out more vividly than others - the lighter ones didn't work so well on darker colours.  Overall, though, I thought they were fun and make a great addition to my collection - and I'm sure would be a fab gift for any budding nail art enthusiasts.

You can find these Nails Supreme Nail Art Kits on the Presents for Men website, priced at £19.99 each.

*PR sample

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