We tried the Essence eyebrow marker and were pleasantly surprised. Now we are testing the Shaker Nail Marker from Douglas on our nails!
Nail polish can enhance any outfit. It conceals discolored nails and the little dirt that sometimes lodges under the claws. Depending on the color and finish, it makes you look stylish, rebellious, romantic, classic or just well-groomed. Nail polish is just fabulous! And because I love nail polish so much, I am happy every time I get to try a new formula, color or a new applicator.
This time my test object is the Shaker Nail Marker from Douglas. Yes, this is a highlighter-shaped nail polish. I had read about such unusual nail products for a long time, whereby those markers are sold with the subordinate clause that they can only be used to touch up existing varnish.
The Shaker Nail Marker, on the other hand, not only promises to repair nail polish defects. It's also a functional nail polish that can do your manicure without any frills. I am a nail polish hoarder and I know what makes a good polish. So I immediately asked myself whether the marker would match the original product.
Of course, I consulted the instructions before using it for the first time, after all I don't want to sabotage the test. It is important that you don't have a base coat on your nails. The pen only works when the nails are completely bare. Before the first time, the paint must even reach the felt part. To do this, press the tip on a piece of paper until the felt is soaked. And then it starts: paint the nails with pressure (!)!
The callsign when printing is not an exaggeration. It is very important that you press the tip gently but firmly onto the nail. In the photo above you can see the difference between the left and right hand quite well. For one, I worked with the rest of the color in the felt. The result looks pretty good at first, but after one or two hours the paint will chip off on the edge.
On the other hand, I actively pressed so that even the edge looks neat later on. After the first, very successful test run, I exclaimed very cheekily: "EVERYONE can paint their nails with this pen!". Then my soulmate took pity on it and tried the marker himself. Let's put it this way: the results were completely okay, but someone who has never painted their nails doesn't suddenly turn into a professional with the marker.
I have to give the pen a lot of praise: painting all 10 nails takes just 4 minutes (with painting experience). And in the 4 minutes all (!) Nails are completely dry. The color, "Touch of trend", is a dream! The perfect sandalwood and rosé team with a cool undertone. On the one hand subtle, but still extremely stylish.
But even if I'm extremely enthusiastic about the color (can you believe that between my 100 lacquers I don't have one that comes close to this color ?!), I have to say that I don't like the long-term signs of wear. Although there is no question of long-term. Without a top coat, the edges look frayed after just one or two hours.
The Shaker Nail Marker is a practical product, no question about it. When time is running out and you can no longer use classic nail polish, then the marker is perfect: Dries quickly, beautiful colors and easy to use. But I wouldn't recommend it for long-term wear. Especially when you get annoyed by nail polish mistakes quickly. A good compromise: get the question you want in classic nail polish form from Douglas. The assortment of the own brand product "Nail Polish Color Nagellack" matches the markers!