Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Provoking Memories of my Childhood...Product Review

So, I thought about putting these pictures into two separate posts...but I don't want to. I took to pictures today at school and now I want the rest of the world to partake in their horrible cell phone quality.

I seriously need to find my camera that is buried somewhere under mounds of headbands that I've been working on in my spare time. This is my life.

As it is, though, I have my very first product review! How do you like THEM apples? :D

So, while I'm naively scouring my local stores in hopes of finding a rogue Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, I happened to find an entirely different kind of hidden treasure. Wilmington is so huge that it found the need for two different Wal-Marts. Let me tell you, as a child born and raised in the coal mountains of Virginia, I'm not used to the concept of having more than one Wal-Mart in the same city. It just boggles the mind. We have two in our county, yes. But that's county wide! This is city wide. I'm amazed at the doubles we have here, to be honest. But I digress.

When I lived back in Virginia, it was an inside joke with my family that all of my money went to Wal-Mart. Which, wasn't so much a joke as it was...well, completely and totally the truth. So, you would think I would be excited to move to a place that had two Wal-Marts. Well, I'm not! Because the Wal-Mart with the best selection in crafts, electronics, beauty, and pharmacy is also the same once that makes me irrationally angry just thinking about it as I suppress the almost uncontrollable urge to jab my rat tail comb from class into someone's eyeball. I'm a ball of sunshine and daisies, really.

That being said, I ended up going to this Wal-Mart with my roommate last weekend and that's when I spotted this little gem.

Yes, A Crayola brand nail art pen. Don't worry, I laughed too. I even made fun of it as I stood in the isle. I just couldn't understand the concept of a crayola nail art pen! I mean, really? Who saw this one coming? Well, once I got done making fun of the poor pens, I started doing that shifty eye thing. You know, that one we all do when we are trying to do something without someone seeing for fear of being made fun of. And then I snatched the white pen.

And I have to say, this nail art pen is pretty impressive! I know I'm still new to the scene and all, but of the nail art pens that I have used. I'm pretty smitten with this one. The hold is so easy and its almost like drawing on your nails with a marker.

The packaging called this an ultra fine point and it really is. Look how nice that tip is! I seriously loved the tip of this marker. It was much more sharp than Sally Hansen's nail art pens and was easy to hold onto. I really enjoyed playing around with it.

I found that the actual medium that came from the marker was not as watery or thin as most white nail art pens that I've tried in the past. Plus, you didn't have the urge to continue to push in the tip and you worked. In fact, the medium just almost flowed off of the tip. It was really nice. AND it dried fast!

Honestly, I loved this thing. And not just because the whole idea of it just provoked memories from my childhood to ran around in my mind. My favorite part about it, though, is that it came with a little page of fingers with nails on them for you to be able to deisgn ideas on. Seriously, you guys! This is the first time I have EVER found a nail design template! Of course, it doesn't really help that the nails are tiny and that there isn't really a lot of room to get overly detailed.

so what do I think? I think we have a winner on out hands.


  1. I think you should buy lots more and do my mom's nails. She would love it.

  2. WOW.
    Woww, crayola has a nail art pen! And it works! Ahhh it boggles the mind.
    Thanks for being such a brave soul and trying it out. The design you made was so cute.

  3. Did you tell your mom about it, Marie? I can't remember.

    I know, right?! I seriously laughed at the fact that crayola made a nail art pen...and then I totally looked ot see if anyone would see me take it off of the rack. I was sooo surprised to find that it was a good pen, in my opinion.

  4. Hi! Nice blog!
    I would totally buy this pen if I saw it too!!!
    I have actually tried out the Sally Hansen pens an I am posting a review of them today! You can check it out on my blog:

  5. Thank you, so much! I'm just getting started, so I'm hoping it stays pretty interesting. I will totally check out the post and your blog. :D

  6. Um, what aisle did you find these in? With the nail art stuff or with the art/craft stuff?