Tuesday, 7 October 2014

My Nail Art Tools

It's been requested for me to talk about the different brushes and tools that I use for nail art so that's exactly what I'm going to do.  

First off I thought I'd mention my CND Thumb Palette which was free with the Paradise Collection Additives.  If you missed out on this then I'm sure I've seen another company doing their own but it's a case of searching online.  I use it for Shellac as it just easily wipes clean.  Another brilliant idea is to use the paper backing from a nail form as they can be easily disposed of when you're finished and it makes use of something that was going to be thrown away anyway.  (Full credit is to go to CND Educational Ambassador Dawn Grant for that tip!)

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Next up is dotting tools which can literally be any brand at any price but generally a whole pack is fairly inexpensive.  If you're new to nail art then they are a definite must.   

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You can even create beautiful little flowers with them, here is one of my first nail designs ever:



Next up is my Lecente Nail Art Brush & Tool Set.  Oddly it doesn't have any logos from them on but I believe it to be made by them and sold through Sweet Squared and Creative Academy+ Manchester. 

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Unlike some sets that you buy, every one of these brushes I use.  It contains a tiny dotting tool, a short striping brush, a fan brush, a detailer and a flat wide brush.  I like to use the fan brush with my glitter and Additives to brush away any excess around the cuticle and sidewalls.  The other brushes are perfect depending on the type of design you're doing and the best bit is that they're really inexpensive (contact Sweet Squared or Creative Academy+ Manchester for prices.)

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The final brush I wanted to mention is the Winsor & Newton 0000 Brush.  This brush is extremely tiny and excellent for the really fine details.  I would also consider it to be fairly low cost and I usually order through Ebay for it as around £4.

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So that's the majority of the tools I use.  I do have various CND brushes that I will sometimes reach for but they're all along the same lines as what I've showed you already.

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