(Sorta) Tribal Nail Art with ILNP Concrete Sprinkles Art Club Duo Pens

Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer.

Nail art…finally! My first love. I do love swatching new polishes – but it’s nice to sit down and do one look and actually wear it for longer than 15 minutes! Today I have my first semi-tribal design. I say “semi” because it just came out a little friendlier than I imagined. LOL. I used two coats of I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) Concrete Sprinkles as a base (I’ll swatch some of the new ILNP holos in a separate post…prepare to love them!) For the design I used Art Club Nail Art Duo Pens in White and Royal Blue.

Tribal Nail Art - ILNP Concrete Sprinkles Base & Art Club Duo Pens

Art Club products are made by Color Club. The duo pens have a dual cap. You can either pop off the top to reveal a slim metal tip for precise lines and dots. Or unscrew the lid to use a striping brush. I really liked the metal tip. It’s not perfect, as you can see. But I really did have a lot of control. I’m going to use these often…I can tell already.  The first pic is after a dabbing coat of Seche Vite. I really used a light hand so the design wouldn’t smear. In the next pic I added a coat of MASH Matte Polish. In person, I like the matte version a lot better.

Tribal Nail Art - ILNP Concrete Sprinkles Base & Art Club Duo Pens

The Duo Pens retail for $4 and come in 21 colors! The last thing I need is to collect Duo Pens in addition to polish! I purchased mine at a license-only beauty supply store. I haven’t seen them for sale in regular stores. Have any of you? But you can buy them online at the Color Club website. I should note that I also bought a black one, but the metal tip is completely bent and the brush is all jacked-up…so I’m exchanging it. The other two were fine so I’m hoping it was an anomaly.

ILNP Concrete Sprinkles is a creamy light gray with SpectraFlair holo pigment. It’s subtle and I love it. I’ve worn it to work almost everyday since I got it! Pics of Concrete Sprinkles and a few other ILNP holos coming soon! In the meantime, you can shop ILNP online.

Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retail for my review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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  1. I am always skeptical about art pens but these look like they do a really nice job. I love the matte finish you added :D I guess you could imitate the ciate chalkboard trend with these and a good matte coat?

  2. Wow! That is amazing! Looks like a lot of work. I have not seen the pens, but they sound pretty cool.

  3. What a gorgeous mani! I love the vertical tribal more than the horizontal one.

  4. ressadennis says:

    I have 4 nail art duo pens and still haven’t used them they came from Charlotte russe you make me want to try them out :) I love this nice work!

    • Thanks so much! Charlotte Russe carries them? Great tip! (no pun intended)

      • ressadennis says:

        YW and I’m not sure if they still carry them it was years ago but I think the store is called Pacsun and I wont say for sure now but a few months ago I saw some in there. You could try Claire’s if you have one somewhere where you live. I’m in Texas so I basing it off of that lol.

  5. How cool is this? I love that grey, and those colors together :)

  6. Deb Merris says:

    Really nice, like it a lot.

  7. Deborah says:

    The color combo is UH-MA-ZING!

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