remember these? i may have promised a review of them a while ago, but you know... life and stuff. always getting in the way. 9_9
first, a gigantonormous macro image of the sally hansen nail art pens:
cremes: black, light pink, hot pink, blue / metallics: red, silver, gold
the pens are about 5" / 12.5 cm long, so they are quite fat, like a highlighter.
(there are 8 colors available and asami has reviewed the white pen)
next, epic swatches:
two shots of the swatches in same order as above, in different daylight angles
(one swiped line + dotted line + tapped for dot + swirled for spots)
as you can see, the light pink, hot pink, and blue didn't cling to the red polish and clustered up. bottom red base stripe is so poppy with a matte topcoat (essie), which solved the problem. for all colors, dots and spots turned out pretty well.
these three colors also had uneven pigmentation, this is after shaking the pen for 5-10 seconds. disappointing? i shook it for about a minute more and came up with these:
re-shaken swatch of light pink, hot pink, blue. betterish?
polishes swatched over 357 whitest white, 27 so poppy, 24 black out
pictured with notw for size reference
(notw is 27 so poppy with 21 snow globe and three-quarters matte about you)
oh but pfefi, what's inside?
the tip is a hard plastic with tiny ink-releasing slits
i got them as a birthday gift but they are about $8 everywhere else, yuck! at least sally hansen is on sale this week! (:
@ulta (mmm half off seche vite, too...)
they are teasing me with the photos of sally hansen complete salon... i've been all over town but hidden treasure is all sold out. ):
(why do the two ads have different bottle label designs?)