First Impressions Don't Last.
When I first got my hands on one of these I was so excited. I tried it out and it worked perfectly.. however a week or so later I went to use it again and it pretty much just leaked out everywhere!! I would recommend everyone to ignore this when you pass it in the store. Waste of money. [Photo: First and Second use]
Not Worth the Money
It was a terrible product! It cost 8 dollars and it was not worth it. At first it didn't work. I pushed in the pen and right then, it exploded all over my jeans and desk. I don't reccomend this product at all. It is also very watery. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
i bought these pens a few weeks ago to do a new tutorial with (flowers). i purchased both the black and white pen, from my local Myers store. when i finally got around to using them, i could hardly get them started! it took me around 30 minutes to get the black one even going and then it started glooping all over the place, so a further 10 to get it flowing smoothly. the white pen only took about 10 but still, 10 mintues is to long in my books. although i will add once you get them starte, the are fine. no smudging or anything, but certaintly not worth forking out $12 or close to it for it, if your patient they are great! bit of a dissapointment since i love all my other sally hansen products.
I really really hate these things. The polish is thick and gritty. Without a topcoat, the polish could come off by just sliding your finger against it. With a topcoat, the polish smears and there are streaks through it. It is fun for little kids, but just get yourself some nice thin brushes: it saves time, money, and you end with a better design that lasts longer.
Not worth the $$$
I'm really disappointed with this product. Here is why: It is a bit of a drag to get polish to the tip It is not consistent in thickness With certain top coats, design gets washed out I'd rather do my own.
Are you kidding me
I loved the idea. I bought orange and some blue-ish color. The first time, I didn't put a top coat. Within 15 minutes all my designs were rubbed off. The second time, I just made one small blue line on each and put a top coat. I take off my nail polish, only to see that I have a lovely blue line stained on every single one of my nails. Great. How long until it grows out and I can clip it off?
I tried this product after hearing some good reviews on it, and I really wanted to try "border nails". I picked up the black one and after spending the time to paint my nails and LET THEM DRY I went to use this and it literally exploded all over my nail, was super watery and leaked EVERYWHERE, even under my nail. To top of the frustration, it STAINED my nails. Returned it the next day...I'm still picking black out of my cuticles. :/
Might as well use a sharpie.
These are basically markers. Honestly. It's got a felt tip, goes on sheer, smears easily, and without a top coat, your design is gone within two days. You'd probably have better luck using s fine-point sharpie.
Didn't like it
...I didn't really like it... I got these in black and white and the product comes out when it feels like it xD and when it feels like it... too much comes out for my liking It was extremely expensive and dried up in a month (no returns after exactly 30 days from where I got it from...it was more than 30..twas like 33 xD) But ugh... would not buy again nor recommend it .... If it works for you great :D
I have a few of these, white, black & "hot" pink. The pink is REALLY light, not hot pink at all. More like cotton candy. Without a top coat these will come right off, but they have pretty good staying power with a nice top-coat. I think they were a little expensive for what the product is, and how lightly pigmented they are, but there aren't many other options & these are a quick & easy way to add something to your nails.