Pick 'N' Mix Challenge: Brush Stroke & Favourite Brand

Monday 24 November 2014

Hey peeps...
I think you get the idea that I'm combining the looks in each of these challenge themes by now lol... So out came my fan brush and a heap of purple Barry M's, defo my favourite brand because they are numerous, cheap and good quality! I had never really done any 'brush stroke' nail art, there are many ways to interpret it and I went for an abstract mash-up, kinda how I'm feeling at the moment hahaha...


I kicked this manicure off with a base of two coats in lilac. I then dipped the tips of my fan brush into each of the colours and just gently swished them this way and that quite randomly. First bright purple, then deep indigo and finally a splash of glitter and topcoat.

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Really like the colour combo in this and actually quite like the pretty mess I created haha; the glitter was a bit of a miss though, I just couldn't get each swipe to be opaque enough to create any sort of definite line... I probably should have used a liner brush instead. Always learning!

Barry M: Berry Ice Cream, Bright Purple, Indigo, Fashion Icon, Color Club: Topcoat, Fan Brush

Rebecca x


  1. I knew it was going to be Barry M, but I totally adore the brushwork and the purples you picked!

    1. Hahaha, how could it not be with 100's of them on my shelves?! ;) Thanks so much, I was a bit nervous about this one!

  2. Looks like distressed nailart. Very nice

    1. Ahh thanks Anita, I was worried they looked a little naive?! But liked them all the same! :)


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