Sally Hansen • French Manicure White Tip Pen Fine Tip • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Looks like the jury is out on this one but I LOVE it for the price. I gave it 4 lippies because it definitely takes some practice to get the hang of it. However, with a light hand and some patience I was able to achieve a pretty decent french manicure. I applied to the bare nail, allowed it to dry completely and applied a second coat; I let that dry completely and then applied 2 coats of Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in clear. I'm a nurse so I wash my hands a LOT and apply antibacterial gel often. No chips whatsoever after 24 hours. It isn't salon quality (yet) but who knows......maybe with some practice I'll get there. And you can't beat the price. Will definitely buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I thought it was too watery...and when I tried to go over it again to make the white whiter it started to pull my first coat off. I will try to return this product. I hope I can get my money back.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
this pen is creap it's so watery and sheer you need 4 coats just to make your nail tips a decent white..........oh yes don't even think about getting your hands wet after useing this stuff because after taking a bath this Polishe just lifted of my nails I WILL NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCTS AGAIN :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
After reading all of the reviews I waited for a long time before reviewing this product. I've done three french manicures on short nails and so far I like it enough to repurchase. I think practice is the key to getting a fine and clean line on the nails. I only use this product when my nails are short, when they are longer I can free-hand it better with white nail polish.
I always apply it over a base coat (I use the seche clear base coat but to each their own), even though the instructions say to apply it over bare nails. I find that the smoother the surface of my nails are, the more easily the pen flows. When applying the white nail polish, I tilt the pen on the side where the most product is and just lighty line the tip of my nail. I let this dry and then go over it again, this time making the line thicker. You have to make sure that the white is completely dry before applying your sheer base coat and the top coat. Otherwise the brush will "pull" the white off of your tips and it will become a mess. Yes, the salon results are better but this is affordable and with practice can definitely work for you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
It takes a little time to perfect the technique, but this pen can deliver great results. It's so easy once you get the hang of it. Use a very light hand and a thin coat. I went over a few nails a second time, then I used 1 coat of Essie Ballet Slippers on top. I'm very pleased. Will definitely buy again. They only reason I didn't give 5 lippies is because it does take some practice at first.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I thought this product worked pretty good. I use Essie Sugar Daddy or Essie madimoselle over the white. I do agree with one reviewer I think the white is too white, but the pink sheer polish does tone it done, just a tad though. Applied twice before finding a technique that looked good. I start at the one edge of the nail and stop in the middle, restart and the other edge and end a the middle. Of course Salons look better, but on a budget this will do for now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I always have one of these nearby. Since I've stopped biting my nails (mostly), this product helps my nails appear stronger and longer. I do NOT recommend using this on its own; I've found that it looks much better when topped with nail color. When it's not topped with nail color, I've found that it fades quickly and chips easily (and I would agree with the "white out in pen form" assessment were I not doing this and new to the product). Absolutely recommended; for under $8.50, it's one of the least expensive and most effective ways to perk up the overall appearance of your nails!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Please do not bother buying Sallie Hansens French Manicure Pen - it's White-Out in nail pen format - Beware! Looks ugly and cheap, the white is way too strong and it streaks!
EDIT I tried again several times and it worked decently. I believe now that the key is not to get too much product on the tip of the pen. Also, roll your nail, do not move the pen while applying. If applied correctly (and thinly) it actually looked nice and office appropriate. I am somewhat on the fence about this product, but for this price you really cannot go wrong so you should try for yourself.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This works well in the sense that you can quickly and easily give yourself a french manicure, but the color is just too opaque and stark white for me - even with several coats of sheer pink polish over it, the white is just too bright. I know that some people prefer it this way, but I think it looks tacky and very unnatural. I would buy this again if it came in an off-white color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This pen is not recommended. When applied it looks like white out. If your nails are short you will not be able to use this as the pen tip is wide and requires long nails. It doesn't wear long even with OPI base and top coat. Its temperamental sometimes it gives the precise amount of fluid, other times its too much or too little, so when you apply pressure to the tip to release more fluid it floods out like white out too. I'd rather use white out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Blue
If you are good at doing your own manis/pedis, GET THIS!!! I was totally shocked when I tried this a little bit ago. I'm pretty good at doing my own pedicures and LOVE french pedis, but couldn't find an at-home product that I liked and was easy to use. I hate the stickers and the thick white polish. Plus, I don't get professional pedis. A friend developed a really bad fungal infection from a salon...not pretty.
This reminds me of a White Out pen, and kinda smells the same, too. It gives an opaque, clean line that dries quickly with just one swipe. Clean up is a snap if you get some on your skin. It scrapes right off without any effort. I topped this with Essie Mademoiselle and Seche Vite top coat. It looks better than any salon job I've seen. If this dries out in 2 weeks, it was worth the money and I'll for sure buy again!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I found the pen difficult to use and either too much or not enough fluid came out. Looked sloppy no matter what I did.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
works great! It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, ya know, holding the pen the right way and all that. but once you get it, its amazing. it makes a nice NEAT thin line thats easy to conrtol. Iv already saved tons of money on manicures...its awesome!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm hoping that I'll get better with practice with this product. The trick seems to be not to get too much fluid out at a time so as to put on a very thin coated fine line.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This pen works way better than i expected, especially after reading negative reviews on fine tips and traditional tips. I bought the FINE tip version cus its the only kind they had at my walgreens. I would say i'm quite skillful with doing my own nails since i've been doing my own nails for so many years. With enough practice and steady hands, you CAN get salon quality french manicure with this pen. I apply 2 coats of sheer nude nail polish over it and it looks very good! I get lots of compliments on it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is like a felt tip marker with a more fine tip.
Using this marker-type thing is easier than doing a french tip with a traditional nail polish, and it took me less time (and mistakes!) to get a even line. But, the look isn't quite as good.
But, this is the best French Manicure I can give myself.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I hate using the sticky tape guides and thought this might be worth a shot. This product comes in fine tip and traditional tip. I bought both. The fine tip is actually more like a medium rounded-tip marker and it's definitely not fine. If you pump enough polish to actually get the polish to the nail, it's really too much for a fine tip but probably decent for a traditional tip. I generally break my nails pretty often so I don't have much of a tip and therefore wanted a fine tip white line. This product was way too difficult to control the polish for a fine tip line. I hope the traditional tip works better. I purchased this for $5.49 USD at CVS. It's definitely going back.