|Glitter nail polish on brush handles|
Most brush handles are black which looks sleek and uniform, but sometimes this can get boring. I was inspired by a video on YouTube about painting the tips of your brushes with nail polish, but I took it a step further and painted the entire handle.
I painted my Coastal Scents, E.L.F. and older brushes in case it didn't work out. I recommend trying this with your less expensive brushes in case you don't like how it turns out.
Before you begin, make sure you're either outside or in a very well-ventilated room (windows and doors open, etc).
All you have to do is cover the brush ferrule (metal piece between the bristles and the handle) with tape to protect it and take your chosen nail polish and cover the handle with a thin layer.
|The brush ferrule with tape on it.|
Wait until it dries and add another thin layer. Keep adding layers until you get the desired effect. I recommend working on one brush at a time and waiting until each layer has fully dried before you add another.
You can place the ferrule under a book on the edge of a table so that it can air dry on its own. It'll take about a day to fully dry so that you can use it without worrying about the polish smudging. Once it's dry, remove the tape and that's it!
This is also a great way of preserving some of your favourite nail polishes if they are limited edition or running out. This way, you always have some if it! I also use glitter nail polishes that are difficult to remove from nails. Instead of throwing them out, I use them to paint my brushes.
Here are the ones I've done:
|Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times|
|Wet n Wild Born Into Privilege|
|L.A. Colors Star Light|
|L.A. Colors Sassy Sparkle|
|Revlon Gold Coin|
|L.A. Colors Silver Glitter|
|Orly Winter Wonderland, L.A. Colors Sassy Sparkle|
|Wet n Wild Bow in My Presence|
What are your favourite nail polishes? Have you ever painted your brush handles before?