Thursday, August 7, 2014

Eid Pretties: Nail Pen Review & Giveaway!

We received a free pack of Hot Designs Glitz & Glam Nail Art Pens to review just in time for our Eid preparation- you know, hair, nails, henna, the goods!

We love, love, love colors and art, so naturally the girls and I were super-excited to try this. I've never done anything interesting in the way of nail deco so this was my excuse to live a little and leave Vanilla behind for a bit.

The little one wouldn't keep still after the job
was done for an "After" pic
The pens are a great idea and if they could figure out how to make the polish non-clumping when you paint it on so that it doesn't go on in globs, they'd have a winner. I shook the pens plenty to avoid user error, but we still had to go back to our tried and true nail polish stash for our base and background coats because it just didn't go on as smoothly as I'd hoped. The good thing is, I was able to use the pen feature for the designing and drawing pretty easily.

Also, after a trip to the beach, an amusement park, two pool sessions, showers, baths and all the living in-between the polish and designs are still going strong, a very pleasant surprise.

A tip: You'll notice in the pics that as of motherhood, I really don't have the luxury to care so much anymore about painting inside the lines. As a single 20-something I was oh-so-careful, cleaning up oopsies with surgical precision and with just as many tools. Goodbye to that, because for once, cutting corners and trial and error has rewarded me! I found that once all the polish dries thoroughly- and this is with any polish- and you give your hands a good washing, all the excess that's not on your nails comes right off, leaving behind a near-perfect job. You're welcome:-)

Another Tip: We listened to some Merciful Servant lectures on YouTube while we prepped, because we figured, why not beautify our imaan, too?

I'm giving away one FREE pack of Nail Art Pens for you to try at home. Entry details are below. 

Even better…Hot Designs is giving fans the chance to win the ultimate beach package including a $250 Target gift card by entering at Just submit a selfie of your summer style using the hashtag #WinHotLooks and at-tag @GetHotLooks on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, or @Get_Hot_Looks on Instagram.

Eid Mubarak!

**My opinions are always, always my own**

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