Thursday, January 17, 2013

New 31 Day Challenge: Day 17 - A New To You Technique

The "New To You Technique" that I decided to try is the Fan Brush Technique.  I have been wanting to try this since I first saw it.  Some of the manis that I have seen using this technique are awesome!  Mine...not so much! :)

I couldn't decide which polishes to use, so I randomly picked 2 butter LONDON's.  After closing my eyes and grabbing, I ended up with Bossy Boots and Union Jack Black.

2 coats of each.

My fan brush:

My results, with HK Girl.

All you do is pick up some polish with your brush and then drag it across your nail.

I dragged from each side for better coverage.

I'm not sure how I feel about this.  It kind of looks cool and then it looks bad.  I like the dragged line look but, I don't know, something just seems off about it.  Maybe I need to try it with other colors!


  1. This looks awesome!! Love the colors you chose!

  2. I've tried to do this several times and I just can't get it to look right. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Maybe my brush isn't made from the right material.

  3. I love the colours you used for the nails. I'm not sure if im that keen with the colours of your accent nail. I guess i like the other combination better!

  4. Than fan brush is really a challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing it with other colours too!

  5. Awesome job love the color combo. I will try this Sunday and post a pic. I'm just an amateur so please be cool lol:)

  6. Good job! I have done a mani like this before and I used acrylic paint and my fan brush clumped together, so I made sure I had a bit of paint on my brush and then went over my nail from both sides.

  7. Never tried this, but I will certinly try :)

  8. Dark on light color looks great, the other combo not so much. Maybe that's your concern?


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