Freehand with Born Pretty Nail Art Pens

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Hello and happy Friday to my awesome readers!

More Born Pretty products today. Hope you aren't getting to sick of it! :) 

I decided to try these nail art pens even though they are very outside of my comfort zone. I have never considered myself good at freehand nail art in any way. haha These seemed pretty easy to use though. You have to do a lot of shaking and pumping of the tip before your first use and throughout use. It gets kind of annoying after a while but I still got the job done!

I quickly discovered that my planned design was going to have to be much more simplified and I was going to have to roll with the punches in terms of not having every flower turn out the same. It sort of looks like something a 5 year old could do but I also think it's cute in it's own way. ;)

My base is OPI Pink Friday. After I drew my flowers and dots I added a thin coat of NOPI Kim-pletely in Love for some shimmer.

To attempt to make the design a little better I added some black rhinestones in the middle. I think this helped a bit...after a while the whole mani grew on me. I went into Sally's with this mani and the lady working there was so impressed I did these myself...I just had to laugh. :)

I really think the pens I used made a big difference in how easy and mess-free the whole freehand process was. I am still intimidated by freehand, but not as much as I used to be!

Do you prefer freehand or stamping nail art?

You can find these nail art pens (there are more colors available) on the Born Pretty site *here*. You can use my code (AMG10) to get an extra 10% off your order as well!

*Product was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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  1. This is a cute mani both with and without the rhinestones! I'm a freehand nail art girl myself. Not very good at it yet, so I stick with the basics.

  2. cute! i have only tried freehand with brushes and not pens. i don't know if i prefer one over the other as stamping and freehand both have their good and bad points. love the colors on this.

    the painted ninja

  3. how cute! I'm not the greatest at freehand but now I need to try something like these and see how they work for me :)


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