The kit comes in this nice black storage case. All of the brushes except the fan brushes come with protective coverings. The case folds up neatly for on-the-go painting or simple stowing.
The brush below is the one that I use for 95% of all of my nail art! It's a medium length striper brush. I have set it next to this snazzy 1999 dime for size reference. The length is just long enough to be precise but not so long that it is difficult to control.
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It also has a few longer striper brushes, which I personally find harder to control but would be really good for very fine lines.
The kit has two fan brushes, one of which I have shown here. I've never tried the technique, but you can use fan brushes to create interesting effects like the one in this tutorial from Neverland Nail Blog.
In addition, there are also a few flat ended brushes, which are great for the "one stroke" technique -- most often used in creating crazy pretty floral nail art. (Here's an unaffiliated demo if you haven't seen this technique before -- SO COOL!)
There's more! This last brush photo I have here is of some of the angled brushes, but this isn't even the end of the kit! There are more brushes in the set, like some short detail brushes and a bent handle brush.
In addition to the brushes, I use dotting tools all the time. They aren't just for making dots, though of course they do that very well. I use dotting tools for my leopard prints, ruffle manicures, and even the eyeball nails that I did last Halloween.
This is a large ended dotter...
...and here is a small ended dotter! Oftentimes, you will find a single dotting tool that has both a large and a small end.
Again, if you'd like to purchase these specific tools, you can find them on the MASH website.
Don't miss the giveaway after this jump!
The kind people at MASH have provided two prizes for me to pass on to one lucky winner. The winner of this giveaway will receive a set of five dotting tools, which include large, small, and pinpoint dot capabilities, as well as their 15 piece brush set that I love so much.
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