Today I have a very interesting and useful tool to show you all. It is a dual ended rhinestone picker and brush pen to help with your nail art designs.
This tool is similar in size to an actual pen and combines two functions: the ability to pick up stones and glitters on one end and a brush on the other to either dust away excess powders or glitters from your nails or help push excess charms back into their container. The shape is easy to hold, and the white and clear hot pink plastic of the handle makes for an attractive addition to your nail art area.
The brush end features soft bristles that are roughly an inch long with about half the hair of a blush brush. They are very gentle to the touch and are excellent at sweeping away dust, powder, and glitter from your nails without marring the surface. It works as an excellent substitute for a fan brush for cleaning.
The opposite end features a small silicone picker that reminds me of a smaller, tapered, and more squishy version of a clear stamping head. Mine unfortunately arrived with a tear in the surface, but it still works to pick up rhinestones and charms.
The surface of this end is a little sticky, so it works well as a picker. It managed to pick up these clear round beads with ease.
The pen format allows one to place rhinestones precisely and without fear.
I used the pen to help complete my jellyfish manicure, and it made the job so much easier because round beads are especially hard to pick up!
The only downside is that the tacky surface of the silicone head also picks up dirt and dust easily (don’t drop it on a carpet!), and that it also sometimes falls out of the pen holder. However, this means you can take it off and wash it with soap and water as needed, and the stickiness will not disappear.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this rhinestone picker and brush tool (retail price is $2.19 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!