I did my 'montly trim' a week or so ago and filed them all back to shorties. I like to do it once a month or so, not only because my nails grow super fast, but because I feel it helps me maintain stronger nails.
I thought I would try out the pack of nail art brushes since I had been looking into purchasing some anyway. The pack contains 15 different brushes with varying bristles. You get dotting tools, fan brushes, striping brushes, detail brushes, square tip brushes (my favourites for french manicure tips!) and many more. One of the angle tip brushes has become my go-to for clean up, it works amazingly well as it is quite still but still small enough to be effective.
The brushes themselves are of great quality. A nice length, with a pearly cream finish. Don't mind the one odd, wooden looking brush - I accidently dropped it in the acetone I was cleaning it with and it melted the lacquer a little. I decided to go ahead and remove it all and I still like how it looks, haha :) See the set here.
I used 2 coats of OPI Mod About You as a base, then using the bent small detail brush I drew the black part of the animal print. By using a smaller brush like this one it was much easier to control the lines, then having to rely on the striper like brush that comes with the polish. Then I used the metal dotting tool to add Essie Pink Parka to the centre of some of the shapes. It looked a little too neat for me so I went ahead and randomly dragged some of the fluro pink outwards giving a more scattered finish.