Encapsulated 3D Acrylic Nails – After wearing some crazy colors and designs for a few weeks, I was longing for my pink nude nails again.
This design is a pretty basic pink nude ombre but of course, I had to add a little something. I did a 3D
encapsulated flower on each ring finger nail.
Products used to create this design:
- No-Lift Nails Primer
- No-Lift Liquid Acrylic
- Natural Color Nail Tips
- GERmanikure Crystal Glass File
- Iridescent Glitter (from Born Pretty Store)
- Tammy Taylor Whitest White Acrylic Powder
- Tammy Taylor P3 Acrylic Powder
- Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder
- Medium Pink Acrylic Powder (purchased from @nunis_nails on Instagram)
- Kolinsky #6 Acrylic Brush
- White and Silver Nail Art Paint
- Pink Gellac Ultra Shine No-Wipe UV / LED Gel Top Coat
I removed my previous acrylic nail set and prepped my natural nails for a fresh acrylic nail application. I
love my acrylic nails but I also make a point to take care of my natural nails. I was sent a crystal glass nail
file from GERmanikure to try out. From my researched, I found out that glass files are much safer for
natural nails. This file is made of Boeheim glass and is chemically etched, which basically means that you
can file your natural nails in both directions without causing frays or gouges in the nail. It also shapes
them fast and leaves a smooth edge.
Next I applied my nail tips using Nailene nail glue. I get a lot of questions about this nail glue and I don’t
quite get that because this just regular cheap nail glue lol. I picked this up on my trips to the grocery
store. It lasts a long time for me. I haven’t had any nails break while using it.
Next, I trimmed that extra length with scissors and shaped them with the GERmanikure glass file. This file works great with artificial nails too. I find that I have better control with the file and I’m able to get the perfect shape more easily. Once again, I love that it leaves the filled edge smooth. Anyone else tired of stabbing yourself with sharp nails? Lol.
I applied my No-Lift Nails primer to all ten nails. I then created the 3D flower. I formed the flower directly on my natural nail and made it as flat as possible. This will ensure that once I cover it with clear acrylic, the nail will not be too chunky.
I filed, shapped, and buffed my nails. Then I used white and silver nail art paint to create some free-hand nail art on the two encapsulated nails. Finally, I applied Pink Gellac Ultra Shine Gel Top Coat and cured for 60 seconds.
I love the simplicity of this design. This is actually my first time trying encapsulated 3D nail art. I love it and will definitely incorporate this into more designs in the future. Let me know what you think. Share your thoughts below.