Friday, February 1, 2013

Fan Brush Mani

First of all, I don't know what to call this kinda nail art.  I remember seeing this somewhere else early last year I believe, and loving it. Somebody had used one of those funny fan shaped brushes to create.....well this look.


I always remember seeing the damn fan brushes in Michael's and Sephora and wondered what people used them for!  The only time I've ever seen a fan brush in use is by Bob Ross making his happy little clouds.  Man, I miss Bob Ross (who just happens to have the same name as my grandfather, who I also miss dearly).  Anyone else watch him?  His voice was always so relaxing!  I loved his show!

Anyways............I completely forgot about this style of mani till I was at Fred Meyer's last week, and saw their Essence display with TONS (and I mean TONS) of new products.  One being their Nail Art Multi Effect Brush.  Its a teeny, tiny fan brush, and it works wonderfully!


 (Doesn't look great in this natural light pic)

For this mani I used OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls as a base, then for the colors I used Orly Lollipop (one of my absolute favorite pastel pink!), and Zoya's Blu and Neely.

The only issues I found with this is that I would get too much polish on the sides of my nails, and the polish would pool at my cuticles.  I was so quick to clean up, and it would drag the still wet polish at the sides of my nails.  Next time I won't use as big of drops of polish.


I got so many compliments on this at work yesterday.  Some of the girls I work with kept saying they thought I was wearing iridescent polish, and I just didn't get it and then I saw it at a certain angle and it totally reminded me of this.  I just wish my camera picked up the colors of this, cause it really looked awesome!

 I'm not sure why this style didn't take off like gradients and cling foil mani's, cause it's super easy for us non nail art girls!

15 comments:

  1. i want a tutorial babe looks awesome !!!

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  2. I want a tutorial too! I love this so much.

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  3. Really pretty! I heard Fred Meyer has a lot of essence stuff :)

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  4. This is really pretty! Also...Bob Ross is the freaking MAN!

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  5. Thank you! Yes, Fred Meyer's has looooottttsss of Essence stuff! And I couldn't be more happy about it!

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  6. Its super easy, but I will see what I can do!

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  7. Thanks Ivana! I will look into a tutorial, its so freaking easy, I'm sure a pic tutorial will suffice!

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  8. Nice polish, like the colours it produces.

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  9. I just bought a fan brush by essence at Fred Meyer! I was looking for what to do withit and ffoundyou blog . I love this. A tutorial would be great.

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  10. I know, I really like this technique! Will try again soon!

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  11. It's a super easy thing to use! But will try to make a tutorial next time.

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  12. It looks so pretty! I love the pastels that you use!
    I miss Bob Ross too. Used to watch all the time. He made it look so easy it wasn't even fair...

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  13. Thank you!


    And yes, Bob Ross always made it look so easy! Making his happy little clouds and happy little trees!

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