Migi Nail Art Pens

L-R: Hot Pink, Fire Red, Neon Orange, Lemon, Kelly Green, Royal Blue, Deep Purple, Magenta
One thing you haven't seen on PolishGalore is nail art - why?  Because I'm terrible at it.  I could never figure out how to effectively use a dotting tool or striper, and trying to put some kind of tape on my nails?  Forget it.  I do not have the most steady hands and the one paint pen I picked up required a tip that you pressed down first to get the paint flowing and it was just super messy, not to mention always scratched my manicure.

So when I was asked if I wanted to review Migi Nail Art pens, I was interested but super skeptical, not in the product, but in my abilities.  By a shipping accident, I received the entire White Collection #101 (available for $24.99) as well as the White single pen.  Each pen contains a 0.16 fl oz (4.8 mL) plastic bottle of polish with a threaded end.  If you unscrew the cap, it's a normal nail polish brush.

Additionally if you pull the cap off directly, it's a paint pen point.  I have a bead of paint already shown on this image, but that doesn't appear normally.
Unlike the other paint pens I've tried, you do NOT push down on the metal point - instead you squeeze the plastic nail polish container.  I found it helpful to get the first "drop" out and wipe it on a cotton pad, then use the actual pen.

I used a base coat of Seche Natural and on my index, ring and pinkie finger I used 2 coats of the base color.  Now be gentle, this is my first attempt at nail art!  Sun picture!
My middle finger does not have a base color - just simple "lemon" polish stripes.

Shade picture and thumb!

The white polish has a bit of a reddish/pink shimmer to it - it's very subtle but it's there.  I was really proud of my pinkie nail - I started trying to make a swirl but screwed up and decided to make a little flower instead.

The hard part for me was sealing my art.  I did not wait long enough before using a top coat of Seche Vite and my first attempts smeared (I had a rainbow on one finger, a heart and a flower on another).  This second time I waited a little longer and it seemed to work without smearing.  Migi sells its own top coat which I would hope works better with their product but again maybe it's just that I'm not patient enough.  ^_^

I did find that the colors as base colors were just slightly too sheer for me to wear alone.  I'm used to thick cremes BUT at the same time, you can see that the colors worked well as base colors.  I didn't have any problems with the formula at all - not runny like I originally thought it would be.  As paint pens, after that first bead of polish which I always squeezed out, I found it worked pretty well - I'm just trying to work on my steadiness as well as my control of the pen.  However, you can see how thin of a line it will draw as you can see on my middle finger.

Now remember that threaded end I mentioned?  The collection kit also contained these rings:

Screw them all together and what do you get?  Long pens!

Now, Migi has graciously given me another collection (Gold Collection #100) to give to a reader!  A $24.99 value, this contains 8 Fashion Colors each with its own brush and art pen in the follow colors: Purple, Aqua, Violet, Gold, White, Glitter Navy, Green and Orange, 4 Twist and Join Rings, 1 Design/Instruction Booklet and 1 Cleaning Pin (located inside the design booklet - you can also use it to help aid in designing).

One more thing - when you purchase any of their products, you can register on their website to get free* refills for US customers.  You pay $2.99 for shipping and processing and then choose any two colors you'd like - whether you need more of a color you already own or if you want to try out another color.  More information is available here.

This giveaway is available to all followers and you can earn more entries by the following methods:
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Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.