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O.P.I. Correct & Clean Up Pen Review


I’ve told you all about a million times (slight exaggeration) that I’m not exactly Picasso when it comes to painting my nails. The slight tremor in my hands tends to make it a little difficult in keeping the polish off my skin and only on my nails so any product that makes my nail painting life easier is always fabulous in my books.


I first saw this O.P.I. Correct & Clean Up pen when I was getting my nails done during my lunch time manicure back in January. Our manicurist, Georgie, had one and I thought it was amazing and super clever and vowed to get one on the immediate. I managed to buy one on my trip last to Sephora for $12 which isn’t too expensive, I thought, and I couldn’t wait to test it out. 


I like the fact that the corrector pen has the nail polish remover built in, so it isn’t messy and it doesn’t leave your hands reeking of acetone. Watching Georgie use the pen looked so easy, but I must admit she didn’t have all that much to clean up after she applied my polish (unlike me) being the professional that she is, so I can see that it would work a treat if you weren’t cleaning up masses of varnish off your skin.

I, on the other hand, managed to paint half my finger (below) so had lots to clean up and felt the pen wasn’t up to the task of dealing with the mess. It felt like the felt nib wasn’t moist enough (sorry, hate that word *shudder*), even when it was filled with remover. Doesn’t look like I’m having the best of luck with O.P.I. products lately!

At this stage I think the $12 should have been spent on buying a new bottle of acetone and a packet of Q-tips to remove my nail polish as it would’ve done a better job AND I would’ve had change left over.

OPI_Correct&Cleanup2I’m going to keep using the Correct & Clean Up pen to see if it gets better, but after trying it twice I’m not too hopeful. Have you used the corrector pen or a similar product? Did you have better luck than I did? Am I just a noob and I’m not using it properly?


8 replies »

  1. I really enjoy your blog name. And I also enjoy the fact that you used the word ‘noob’ to describe yourself, hilarious.
    I could definitely do with one of these pens, perhaps Q-tips and remover for darker colours! 🙂
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

    • Totally agree with you. Here I thought having a fancy tool would help the situation and it didn’t at all. Oh well, at least it wasn’t super expensive, and I’ve learnt my lesson LOL! xo

  2. So help me honey I do love a moist nib. I’m totes with you- tried a corrector pen years ago and just went straight back to cotton buds! ♥

  3. Hi! I’ve been following your site for a long time now and finally got the courage to go
    ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic work!

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