Easy Peasy Nail Art ft. Models Own/Wah Nails


I’ve had a little play with the Models Own/Wah Nails nail art pen mentioned in my recent post, and wanted to show you the results. Despite terrible lack of lighting, I actually took some photos at different stages so thought I may as well turn it into a tutorial of sorts! I hope you enjoy. :)

I started off with a base coat, and a base colour of Barry M’s Dusky Mauve (took me FOREVER to find this, it was constantly out of stock!). When your chosen base colour is more or less dry, paint a section of each nail white or a lighter colour. Notice that I painted a different area for each nail – a diagonal corner, a thick stripe in the middle, the bottom section – vary it for best results!

Once the white is dry, add a few messy dots to that area with another colour. I chose China Glaze Passion. By the way, I never worry about getting polish on my fingers at this stage. You can see some white on my fingers – but I just clean it all up at the end!

Now, with a two-way nail art pen, use the thin brush to outline the white area on each nail.

Then use the fine tip to finish off your leopard spots, with uneven C shapes. Give it a minute to dry up, seal with a topcoat et voila!

Now, if you don’t have any nail art pens, don’t worry. The Models Own/Wah Nails black and white ones (other colours to follow) will be released on the Models Own website from 15th November, retailing at £6. If you don’t want to buy one, though, you can always use liquid eyeliner for detailing in nail art – many people use this technique, you just have to be extra careful you don’t smudge it with your topcoat!

By the way, I wouldn’t recommend buying a cheap set of nail art pens from eBay. They are never opaque and generally a waste of money! But, I have recently got some pretty awesome pens from another brand that I can’t wait to show you. Watch this space for a review!


34 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Nail Art ft. Models Own/Wah Nails

  1. SO cute! I definitely want to replicate this look SO bad! Any advice for getting these products in the US (I live in the states and feel like SO many good brands are in the UK — Model’s Own, ASOS, ugh I am blanking right now but SO many more as you are aware of :D )
    I would really appreciate it if you could let me know on my blog (I am new to blogging and don’t know how to view comments unless you write on one of my comments)

  2. SO cute! I definitely want to replicate this look SO bad! Any advice for getting these products in the US (I live in the states and feel like SO many good brands are in the UK — Model’s Own, ASOS, ugh I am blanking right now but SO many more as you are aware of :D )
    I would really appreciate it if you could let me know on my blog (I am new to blogging and don’t know how to view comments unless you write on one of my comments)

  3. SO cute! I definitely want to replicate this look SO bad! Any advice for getting these products in the US (I live in the states and feel like SO many good brands are in the UK — Model’s Own, ASOS, ugh I am blanking right now but SO many more as you are aware of :D )
    I would really appreciate it if you could let me know on my blog (I am new to blogging and don’t know how to view comments unless you write on one of my comments)

  4. @Pearls&Politics: Gonna shoot off an email to you today :)

    @Sammy: Thank you! :D

    @Lily: Some nail art looks fab on shorties, especially leopard print!

    @Jo: Daww thank you :)

    @Kaushal: Can’t wait to see! Make sure you drop me a link so I can have a look :D

    @Cotton: Thank you!

    xo

  5. @Kim: Thanks lover ;D

    @Beauty Addict: Thank you! It’s Alabaster by Color Club, but I’m sure there’s plenty of opaque white polishes about if you can’t get hold of it :) OPI Alpine Snow is meant to be good, and China Glaze White Out. Or I’d imagine any white meant for French manicures would be opqaue! :)

    xo

  6. @Laura: Thank you :) let me know if you do try it!

    @Marina: Yay, hope you enjoy it when you get one! Only 2 days to go!

    @Tamara: Thank you so much! There’s another one coming on Wednesday :)

    @Rachel: Yaay don’t forget to show me! Thanks :)

    xo

  7. @Lois: Thanks! Let me know if you do :)

    @Flipflops: Not long to wait, they come out tomorrow! :D

    @Bicky: Fanks ;D

    @Kitty: Oh definitely give them another go, especially if your bad experience was with cheap eBay ones!

    @Shifa: Thank you :)

    @Emily: Daww thanks! :D

    xo

  8. Question: Does your pen explode if you leave the cap off? I did my nails, and as soon as I finished it was like “I WANT TO BE FREE” and a disproportionate amount of the stuff was running out of the nib until I managed to stop it with the pin.

  9. @Ruth: YES! I thought it was just my one. It drives me absolutely mad. It was first for the first couple of uses but now it just gushes a ridiculous amount of product the moment I take the pin out. I’ve always stored it upright so I have no idea why. I think perhaps we just have dodgy ones ’cause I’ve never heard of anyone else having this problem!
    It’s still just about usable but I’ve literally having to wipe the nib between my thumb and forefinger between using it on each nail else it’s just gushing polish all over the place. Tres annoying!

  10. I love this but i have a newer version and i cant figure out how to get it working. Iv done it once but now i cant seem to start the ink from the nib of the pen flowing again! XCan Anyone Help Me?:/

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