Sunday, 5 January 2014

Easy Nail Art designs using Striper Brushes

So let's get 2014 started with not one, not two but twelve new nail art designs all created with striper brushes. For the base colors and art I am using a mixture of nail polishes and acrylic paints.


I've chosen 4 categories of base polishes: Nudes, Pinks, Brights and Darks to show how we can accomplish a variety of nail art with the striper brushes. Here they are with either one or two coats for complete opacity. 


Polishes listed from left to right, in a clockwise direction:
Nudes   
1. Sally Hansen Luster Shine in Moonstone 
2. Essence Nude Glam Cafe Ole
3. Maybelline New York Color Show Holographic Alluring Rose
Pinks
4. Nails Inc London Jermyn Street 
5. Sally Hansen Luster Shine Lava
6. Suzy Hot Pink
Brights

7. Andreia Pocket no.43
8. Cailyn no.834
9. China Glaze Def Defying
Darks 

10. Maybelline New York Color Show Metallics Navy Narcissist
11. Color Club Nouveau Vintage 
12. Essence Color and Go Chic Reloaded

For the Nudes I created these three designs: Candy stripes, Graffiti and Chevron french tips. For all 3 designs I used a large and long striper brush (bornprettystore brush #3). Tip: hold the brush flat against the surface of the nail and pull down for straight lines.



For the Pinks I created these 3 designs: Tribal, Stripe Gradient and Lattice pattern. For these designs I used bornprettystore brush #2. This brush is about 2mm shorter in terms of the bristles than brush #3. 




For the Brights I created a Curved French tip, Grass/ Flower Field and Cotton Candy Rainbow. These were all done using the bornprettystore brush #1. This is the smallest in the set, with thinner bristles that are about 1/2 the length of brush #3. This brush was perfect for the finer details and precision required for these designs. For example the precise curve on the french tip was done using this brush only, NO nail guides!




For the Darks, I created the Crossroads, Argyle pattern and Swirls using all 3 brushes. Tip: For the swirls, use soft and curved motions lifting the brush gently off the nail to create elegant curves and fine tips.




Here are these fine brushes courtesy of BornPrettyStore. There are numbered so you can see which ones I used for each design. So far I have had no problems with the bristles, no fallout and they remain in shape once stored properly. I reuse the same clear caps they came with to prevent bending in storage.






You can check out the BornPrettyStore website for these brushes and use my coupon code BBEEJ61 for a 10% discount. Happy Shopping!



Dell'amore e Della Bellezza
XoXo


*Some of the products in this post were provided by the company for my use and review. All opinions are truly my own.

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