July 14, 2013

My First Attempt To Use My Striping Brush

These last few days have been pretty busy for me so I actually wore the exact same manicure for four whole days! It's definitely time for something new.  I realized that I've been doing tons of swatching lately but not much nail art so today I have some funky nail art for you.

I've watched tons of polish tutorials where they pull out a striping brush and make these long graceful lines that taper perfectly to a tip.  It looked so easy!  Let me tell you, it was not.  I did however learn that thinner polishes work much better with a striping brush than thicker polishes.  This should make things much easier in the future.  Here's what I ended up with.



  

To do this mani I used one coat of Julep Emma, a sheer shimmery pink, on my entire nail.  Then I used Finger Paints Paper Mache to do the white stripes, Polish TBH Chaotic Peligro to do the dark stripes and China Glaze Angel Wings to do the silver stripes.  Can you tell which was the thick polish and which was the thin polish?  The white polish was fairly thick.  You can see I had the most trouble on my ring finger.  Chaotic Peligro was quite think.  The stripes done with this look so much lighter and feathery.  This was definitely a learning experience but I'm sure with a few more tries I'll be able to get more consistent stripes.  I'm still happy with how this turned out though, especially for a first try!  Do you have any tips for using a striper brush
successfully?

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