Product Type: Manicare makeup
Newest Review: ... was a mascara but on closer inspection found it to be a French manicure pen by Manicare. I have heard of these before and knew that the... more
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Manicare French Manicure Pen
Member Name: Lunar_see
Manicare French Manicure Pen
Advantages: Great in between manicures pen, easy to use, looks professional
Disadvantages: I haven't yet found one
I like to take care of my body and skin and I don't look good, I don't feel good and I always try to look my very best and it also gives me a bit of a kick to know that I am looking good and feeling good. I am high maintenance and for me looking good and feeling good starts with having flawless make-up, nice hair which is clean, trimmed and styled to perfection and handbags and shoes which match but it doesn't end there. When it comes to my hands and nails, I think I probably pay more attention to them than anywhere else. With the job that I do, I meet a lot of people and it is important to me to make an impression on that very first meeting because if a client is impressed with my confidence and how I look they are likely to use my services again. I can tell whether or not I will like someone after that very first handshake and I like to believe others think the same way, so to have soft hands and good nails for me is important.
I like to wear nail polish on my fingers and although during work hours I tend not to go for big bold colour such as black and deep reds, I tend to have a French manicure which I think looks sophisticated. Just a few weeks ago I came across the Manicare French manicure wand which looks a little like a mascara tube in that it is an elongated spherical tube which is double ended. In one end is the white varnish to pain the tips of your finger nails and in the opposite end is the pink polish which goes over the top of your nails as the top coat. One of the most time consuming things I do in the run up to a big meeting is go to my local nail salon to have my nails done professionally and I sometimes wish I could manage to do a manicure myself in my own time and up until now I haven't been able to do this, so I bought this product because I was intrigued and a little hopeful it would be perfect.
The French Manicure Wand is made by a company called Manicare who have been developing nail treatment formulas and beauty accessories for well over 30 years and they do everything from beauty accessories such as cosmetic sponges and tweezers to foot care, their range is actually quite extensive. My interest however lay solely with the Manicure Wand.
To use this product you firstly need to ensure that your nails are clean and free from any old polish, so you should invest in a good quality nail polish remover and secondly your cuticles should be in good condition. Then you carefully pick up and twist the white end and what you should see is a smaller version of a nail varnish brush which to be honest is more like a pen to look at and it is attached to the tube much like a mascara wand and to use it you very carefully run the white end over the tips of your nails and because it is easy to grip hold of you can very easily paint the tips of your nails. Luckily I am well versed in using both left and right hands to complete this task and having allowed five minutes of drying time, I then shake the Manicare pen again and unlock the pink end. Again using the pen/brush you paint your nails as you would normally using long strokes from one end of the nail to another and when I am applying my nail varnish I start in the middle of my nail working top to bottom with the brush and then moving to the sides of my nail to ensure I get an even coverage and once I have allowed the first coat to dry I always add a second coat because then the varnish will last longer. Then once you have completed this task you simply wait for your nail to dry which should take no longer than five minutes. If you find you have made a few mistakes you can simply correct then using some nail varnish remover or a nail varnish corrector pen and then re-apply.
Once I have finished my nails and they are dry I am impressed at how good they look. The tips of my nails are bright white and look really healthy and my nail base itself is not overly pink in colour but there is a hint of colour and the shine which is brought about by this product is much better than the other French manicure systems I have tried and it is much easier to use. I have also found that the nail varnish itself is pretty much chip resistant but if you should find it needs to be re-applied then this Manicare pen is easy to travel around in your handbag so that you can use it at any given moment to make your nails look good again.
When it comes to removing this nail varnish from your finger nails and tips it is really easy to do and leaves no trace of colour upon your nails and whenever I have removed nail polish from my fingers, I then ensure that I moisturise my nails and hands with a specified hand cream and this helps keeps them in good condition.
So having found this little manicure pen I am really quite impressed with it. I isn't something that I would use to replace having a proper manicure by someone who is much more qualified than I am, but it is a good product to use when you simply do not have the time to go to your manicurist and it is a good product to use as a back up should you need to repair your chipped nail varnish and for the bargain price of 4.99 it is worth buying and Manicare products come with an unconditional guarantee which they stamp upon every product, so if you are unhappy with the product, you can return it to manicare for a replacement free of charge.
Summary: A french manicure in a pen