Monday, January 20, 2014

Winstonia Brush Review

Good morning, dear readers! :D

Today I have a review of some lovely brushes that were sent to me from Winstonia.


Winstonia is an online retailer that specialises in beauty accessories, such as cosmetic application brushes, nail art decorations, hair styling tools, and more.

This is a set of 5 nail art brushes, with fine tips for detailed work:


There are 4 liner brushes, and one striping brush, giving you a good range of choices for you nail art.



I am so happy with these brushes!! :D  The tips are very fine, which is something I really look for in a good nail art brush.  I like to be able to do a lot of detail in my work, and these brushes allow me to do so.

While there was an errant long hair on two of the brush tips, but they were easily fixed with a quick snip of a pair of scissors.

For my first set of nails I did a Magic: The Gathering design:




Unfortunately my top coat was too old and thick, and it was stringy and produced a lot of lumps and bubbles.  That made me sad. :(  Thankfully I was able to find some nicer top coat for the second set of nails:



This set is based on several games, such as Dragon Age, Skyrim, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion.  (The thumb nail here is a painting of one of my favourite characters from Dragon Age (Sandal!).)

All in all I give these brushes a hugely enthusiastic thumbs up!!! :D

I had such a great time using them, and they are excellent for detailed work.  They have enough strength in them to keep the points relatively 'pointy' when you use them (without flopping around all over the place!), and I have yet to see one hair shed from them (I am not very gentle with my brushes XD).

Here are all of the nails together from different angles:





These brushes are better than several more expensive ones I have tried (seriously!!).  I would really like to get more of them for backups, as I will be using these for both nail art and regular paintings.  If you are looking for some nice brushes for nail art, look no further!  These are without a doubt some of the best nail art brushes I have ever had the pleasure to use.

Thank you so much to Winstonia for allowing me this opportunity to review this wonderful brush set! :D

I hope that you have a wonderful day, dear readers, and thank you again for being there for me :D.

-Ashesela  XO

Use the code ARTEVOLVE for 10% off everything on the Winstonia site (excluding sales and the monthly grab bag).  This coupon is valid until February 28th, 2014.


19 comments:

  1. Your artwork is amazing!!!
    These brushes sound great! I don't have many nail art brushes, but if I do want to expand my stash I'll definitely look into these.

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    1. :'D Thank you so very much, Chantal!!! <3 I really appreciate that! :D

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  2. Nice brush review! Your nail art is amazing!

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    1. :'D <3!! Thank you so very much, Lisa!!

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  3. Ooooh I need to get these brushes!

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    1. I really recommend them Nory! I think you would really like them :D

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  4. Considering how detailed your nail art is, I think I'll have to trust you when you say they're good for that. :)

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  5. Great review I really need to buy nail art brushes I only have dotting tools and I want to get into trying more nail art :)

    Kayla
    sheerbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much!! :D I love using brushes, and for me the tinier the better! :D

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  6. You are such an incredible artist! I love the degree of detail that you were able to create on these teeny faux nail canvasses. Interestingly, I just ordered my first set of nail brushes off an overseas eBay seller a few days ago. They cost less than $5.00, so one can only guess at the quality, but hopefully they'll hold up decently enough for the small amount of nail art (I am so, so not a skilled artist like you in the slightest) I'll probably do with them.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. You are so sweet, Jessica! <3 Thank you so much for your kind words!! I would love to see what you create!! :D And this set of brushes sell for around $6.00, so I wouldn't go by price alone. :) You may be really pleasantly surprised! :D

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  7. WOW, your nail art is incredible!! I really wish that I had some talent in the field of nail art lol I'm just useless at it!

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. :'D You are so kind!!! Aw, don't be so hard on yourself :)

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  8. Ash you are amazing!! All the nails look incredible! <3

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    1. :'D You are so kind Traci!! <3 Thank you so much for your sweet words!! :'D

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  9. you are an amazing artist! also YAY mtg nails!!

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    1. :'D!!! Thank you so much!! :'D I really appreciate that (and YAY mtg!!! XD)

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  10. Wow, your nail art skills are immense. I always find it so hard to do a simple flower and you are painting portraits, amazing!
    These brushes look great. great review

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Thank you for your comments! :D

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