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