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Blue Fan Brush Nails | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I have some blue fan brush nails for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt for pale blue base.

I started with a base of OPI Gelato On My Mind, from the Venice collection. It’s the perfect shade of pale blue.

You can’t see much of it though with all the fan brush strokes I’ve painted over it, so you’ll have to judge my assessment of it based on what you can see of it in the bottle.

Blue fan brush nails
Blue fan brush nails

I used another two OPI colours for adding with the fan brush: Can’t Find My Czechbook, a deeper, more turquoise colour, and OPI … Eurso Euro, a dark blue, not quite navy colour.

Blue fan brush nails
Blue fan brush nails

It has been a long time since I created fan brush nails. In fact, I’ve just checked back and I’ve only ever done them once before now, a couple of years ago. I did something very similar to this but in purple: purple fan brush nails. It’s certainly an easy and quick technique, so perhaps I should do it more often.

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of OPI Gelato On My Mind
  • Fan brush colours: OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook and OPI OPI … Eurso Euro
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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OPI OPI … Eurso Euro was previously sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

 

 

 

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Fan brush stripes: Sally Hansen Ion, Revlon Plum Night, George Lavender Fantasy

Despite some great feedback on a Facebook group I belong to, I really didn’t like Sally Hansen Ion on me – it was just too light.

But it was perfect as a base for some nail art. I wasn’t sure what to do, so thought I’d try something completely new to me – using a fan brush. I’ve seen some tutorials recently, and it didn’t look too hard, so I gave it a go.

I used Revlon Plum Night, a dark purple, and George Lavender Fantasy, a medium purple.

It was surprisingly quick and easy to do. My only trouble was with my non-dominant hand. The lines on my right hand have come out a bit thicker, and look a touch clumsy. I guess I’m just heavier-handed using my left hand.

I don’t think I’ve done it brilliantly well, but I like the effect though – it’s kind of a childish scribble.

Fan brush purple nail art
Fan brush nail art using Revlon Plum Night and George Lavender Fantasy over Sally Hansen Ion

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base: three coats of Sally Hansen Ion
  • Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
  • Fan brush nail art: Revlon Plum Night, George Lavender Fantasy
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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