In today's economy the words "save" or "saving" has become sacred as everyone tries to find new ways to cut cost without cutting quality. I myself have jumped on the bandwagon with millions of do-it-yourself(ers) as I'm constantly searching on Google and Youtube in order to practice or perfect my craft. One thing that I kept coming upon was the fact that we can use paint brushes in replace of expensive nail brushes. Well really this makes sense; they make perfect make-up brushes.
So I decided to go on my own little scavenger hunt. First, I went to my local beauty supply store (which caters to license professionals) and choose a high-quality #6 Acrylic brush. Depending on the brand the price range was between $12 - $23 per brush. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture like I wanted to b/c the sales associate kept peaking around the corner with this look on her face asking me if I needed anything. Any by "kept peaking" I was really only in the store for about three minutes and she had already asked me 5 times (you do the math). I could see if I came in with a trench coat and it was 101 degrees outside with a recyclable shopping bag but I didn't...geez. So I didn't take the picture b/c I didn't want her to think I was casing the place to come back and take them out of all their nail brushes (lol)!
I literally walked next door to this amazing craft store and right in the front when you first walked in where brushes made with the same quality materials (some even better) and found a #6 brush for $3.65 (and they were an extra 20% off). I bought two and so far no complaints.
Verdict = paint brushes with the same size, shape, and quality materials that you need are so worth it; and NO ONE likes a paronoid skeed-up sales associate (smile)