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Glitter Gradient Nails with 3D Acrylic Art


These nails are Japanese nail art inspired. I was really going for the gyaru nails look. Just super cute and over the top! These nails are a redesign from my Candy Cane nails. I kept the bow from that design because I thought it was too pretty to hack away at it with my nippers lol. This was actually my first time doing a fill-in with previous 3D art attached.
Products used to create this design:

  • Beauty Secret’s Pink Acrylic Powder
  • Beauty Secrets Clear Acrylic Powder
  • Tammy Taylor P3 Acrylic Powder
  • Chunky Iridescent White Glitter
  • Chunky Iridescent Pink Glitter
  • No-lift Nails Primer
  • No-lift Nails Liquid Acrylic (Monomer)
  • Size #6 Acrylic Brush
  • Gold Nail forms
  • Tammy Taylor Whitest White Acrylic powder
  • LA Colors White Nail Art Paint
  • Various sizes of clear rhinestones (purchased from ebay)
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, 0.5 Ounce

I began with filling my nails and smooth them out around the cuticles. The previous fill grew out very nicely with little to no lifting of the acrylic. So, I didn’t have to file a lot.
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To do my fill-in I used clear acrylic dipped in the white iridescent glitter. The I used the same technique with the pink glitter but instead of clear acrylic, I used the Beauty Secrets Pink acrylic. I placed the pink glitter towards the middle of the nail and stroking it down to make the gradient effect. In some areas, I had to go back and forth between the white and pink glitter to get the gradient just right.
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Once all the glitter was placed to my liking, I encapsulated the entire nail with clear acrylic. This allows for me to be able to file and shape the nail without disturbing the glitter. After that, I filed, shaped, and buffed the nails.
Glitter Gradient Nails
Next, I did my 3D acrylic art using Tammy Taylor powders in Whitest White and P3. I did various flowers and petals.
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Finally I added a little detail using LA color white nail art paint and clear rhinestones.
This is by far my favorite set I’ve done so far. Most of the time, there is always something that I don’t like about my nails. But that is not the case for this set. Everything just turned out so perfect. I will definitely re-create this design in the future!
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How do you like this nail design? Tell me what you think below!


Glitter Gradient Nails with 3D Acrylic Art

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