Monday, 20 May 2013

Barry M Corrector Pen Review

I usually paint my nails every couple of days, but I don't have the steadiest hand so I always end up going over the edges and making a mess on my fingers. I know a lot of nail bloggers tidy up with acetone and a small brush to get a neat edge but I'm lazy. I also hate nail polish remover, I hate the smell and the feel of it so tend not to use it. So when I heard Barry M were bringing out a corrector pen, I thought it would be perfect and had to try it (the only ones I had seen before were silly prices). 
The corrector pen is basically just as it sounds, it is a pen tip coated in nail polish remover to allow quick and easy clean up of your nails. The pen is slanted giving an almost pointed tip on one side allowing you to get right upto the nail and clean the edges. 
It doesn't smell so much like nail polish remover either, it has a slight melony scent which isn't awful. You also get two spare nibs in the cap meaning one the first nib gets too stained you don't have to replace the whole thing. I haven't tried changing it though so I'm not sure how easy it is to swap, but I can't imagine it being too difficult. 
 I used the corrector pen today to very quickly clean up around the edges of my nail. It literally took about a minute (it still isn't perfect) and was so simple to use. The pen is perfect for lazy people like me who don't spend ages painting really neatly and can't be bothered cleaning up with a paintbrush. It really does make a difference and neatens up your polish to give a perfect edge.

The corrector pen doesn't appear to be on the Boots website at the moment, but can be bought in store for £4.99, a bargain in my eyes and I can imagine I will get plenty of use out of it!

Have you tried a corrector pen before? If you hate nail polish remover like me then its perfect!


  1. I don't think it's for me. I prefer a cotton bud with remover on the tip ;)

  2. These pens are great for carrying around if you're away from home and have to do your nails. I have the Sally Hansen one. It's not as good as using a brush and nail polish remover though I find. I try my best to avoid clean up but sometimes no matter how hard I try I make a mess :P

  3. GlitterandGloss21 May 2013 at 18:41

    Yeh same, I just can't help going over the edges and it is easier than a brush, I'm just too lazy to bother with that and usually tend to wait for the messy bits to peel off so this does make things easier for me

  4. I've not seen this advertised ANYWHERE until I came across your lovely blog. What an amazing idea, I need one of these in my life.. so easy for when you haven't got time to sit there with a cotton bud removing it all xx

    Gemma | ♥

  5. GlitterandGloss24 May 2013 at 21:48

    They are such a good idea! It really is a lazy way to clean up your nails! I hadn't seen any reviews either which is what made me want to do it, they do seem to be quite hard to get your hands on though!
    Thank you so much for calling my blog lovely, I actually read yours all the time, I just haven't quite had the confidence to start commenting so much and getting involved until recently x