I’m posting this again because I get a question every three days asking about my brushes/materials and I’m not gonna write a whole new post. Sorry if you’ve seen this before! This is for the n00bs that don’t wanna go through my archive!
So these are the brushes and other things that I most often use when doing nail art! All of the brushes but the one with the red handle are from this set that I got from Amazon. It comes with 15 brushes for only 10 dollars plus whatever shipping is for you, which is a really great deal. I was pretty surprised by the quality of them, which is pretty high. I don’t use all of the brushes from the set as there are a few pretty similar ones, but I do use 6 of them really often so I think it’s totally worth it. I use the top angled brush to clean up my cuticles and it works really great for that.
As far as the bottom photo goes, I use that bottom emory board to shape my nails as it’s pretty rough. The middle one has a few different levels of roughness on it, so I use it to smooth out my nails and refine the shape. The top little buffer guy is a 3-sided thingy I got from cvs that I use to buff my nails every so often, whenever they’re getting really yellow or when my thumb nails get all bumpy as they’ve been slammed in doors and are kind of damaged from that.
I use Zoya remove plus as my remover, and I honestly can’t use anything else. It removes SO effectively, but it never dries out my nails or fingers, and it’s a bit expensive, but that doesn’t matter to me. I just get the huge 32oz. bottles now to refill the handy little pump I have. I use pure acetone to clean my brushes and to clean up my cuticles, and sometimes use it if I’m wearing a glitter that doesn’t wanna come off.
The base coat and top coat I photographed are the ones I’m currently using, but that tends to change. I really like the Dries Instantly top coat from Sally Hansen, though I can’t find it everywhere, which is kind of annoying. I now use Nail Envy as my base coat and it’s my favorite out of any I’ve used. Especially if you have weak nails, I’d say try it out. It totally saved my mom’s nails.
I hope all of this was helpful! If you have any questions about all of this, just send me a message. I’ll be glad to answer!