Saturday, 20 July 2013

Daler Rowney 10/0 Spotter Brush - nail art brush review

Hows your weekend going?  Mine's going great so far.  Have been shopping today, broke my low-buy though as I got a couple of t-shirts, a pair of trainers, 3 nail polishes and some art stuff.  But hey, first time this month since payday, so that's not too bad.  I'm definitely not going to beat myself up over it anyway. 

I was a bit stuck for a blog post to do for you today.  I have a manicure on which I'm in LOVE with, but I can't show to you, as it's for Artsy Wednesday.  I did it this morning, and there's no way it's coming off yet.  So I couldn't swatch, although I do have some polishes to show you at some point, and I haven't bought any makeup worth telling you about lately, so I had to have a bit of a think.

And then I had a bit of a brainwave.  The nailart brushes I've been using up to now are o...k.... but nothing special, just cheapy sets off Amazon, and I just use the smallest one, but they all seem to get stiff and rubbish really quick, even though I do try to clean them thoroughly after each use.  Plus I've had some manicures wrecked by stray hairs, which is so frustrating.

So last weekend, I was watching YouTube as you do, and someone was doing some awesome nailart (I wish I could remember who to give them a shout out, my poor old memory is getting on a bit haha) and they mentioned the brush they were using.  Well, it looked way better than any of mine, so I looked it up on Amazon.  It was a Daler Rowney 10/0 Spotter Brush.  To my amazement it only cost £2.99 with free delivery, so I snapped it up!  This is what I got:
As you can see, it's got a really small pointed end.  Although it looks as it it would be quite stiff, it's actually quite soft.

Here's a close up of the brush end itself:
Today I got to use it for the first time, and I love it!  I was working with acrylic paint, so I haven't used it with polish yet, but it's a definite winner as far as I'm concerned.  I had better, smoother coverage of paint than I've had with any of my other brushes, and it made so much difference to the quality of my nailart.  I wish I'd had this brush at Christmas for my 12 Days of Christmas challenge.  Oh well, I've got it now, and that's the main thing.

I blobbed some acrylic paint out and randomly drew some lines and dots so you can get an idea of how it performs:
As you can see, you can make MINUTE dots, like, so small you can hardly see them.  The swirly thing is just random, showing you spirals and fans.

Yep, I like it.  And if you're in the market for a nailart brush, you could do much worse that this one.  Believe me, I know this to be true haha.

Now all I need to do is find a striper that's as nice!  Any suggestions?

Until next time...

MASPOOASE x x x
~Wendy~

8 comments:

  1. This does look fab! Looking forward to seeing what you've done with it :)

    xo

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    1. I really like it, and can't wait to show you my nails! :-)

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  2. I'm definitely going to get this, thanks a million for the heads up!

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    1. my pleasure! I hope you get it x x x

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  3. I like the Essence striper brush that comes in one of their nail art kits along with 3 hexagon sponges that are great for gradients. This brush has a really skinny bristle profile that makes it easy to make thin, even stripes. Best part? The kit only cost $2.99. I know Essence polishes are now available in the UK, so hopefully their nail art supplies are there too or soon will be!

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    1. Oh wow! Will definitely look out for those, I love a good brush, thanks inky! x x x

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  4. I am liking the look of this

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    1. you should deffo pick one up, works great x x x

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