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Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers and Bling Acrylic Nails


Pink Nude Matte 3D flowersThis design was very quick for me do achieve. This is a fill-in of my previous nail design Pink Nude Acrylic Nails w/ Glitter and 3D Flowers. Last time, I did one glitter nail on each hand. But this time around, I filled-in each nail with my pink nude acrylic that I purchased from Nuni Torres of Instagram. So, the glitter nails have this gradient, ombre thing going on!

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Here I have prepped my nails and applied my No-lift nails primer. As always, I apply this to each nail and left it dry. Then I re-apply a second coat right before I began laying my acrylic.

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Pink Nude Matte 3D flowersI used the Tammy Taylor P3 acrylic powder to make the 3D flowers. If you follow this blog then you would know that I was in love with Tammy Taylor acrylics. I really do love the color, I just had to switch brands of acrylic when doing my full sets. The reason being is that the Tammy Taylor powder sets extremely fast. Leaving my no time to shape my nails the may I life them. But a fast setting powder is perfect for 3D art!

Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers Pink Nude Matte 3D flowersNext I used these gorgeous Princess crown nail charms that I got from Born Pretty Store. (Use coupon code CVEK31 for 10% off!) I used a medium sized bead of acrylic to attached them to both glitter nails. Next I did a little free hand nail art with my LA colors nail paint in color white, then added a few a/b crystals for extra shine.Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers

I put two coats of my Seche Vite topcoat on each nail expect of the nails with the 3D flowers. I wanted that nail to have that extra matte look.

Do you like this Pink Nude Matte 3D flowers and Bling nail design? Share your thoughts below!

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How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

I have been asked quite a bit about how I remove my acrylic nails without damaging my natural nail. My reply is always simple.  %100 Acetone!

It really makes me cringe when I hear about people biting or ripping their acrylic nails off. I know you may want to get them off in a hurry but this is a big no no! When you pull and rip at the acrylic from your natural nail, you are actually ripping off layers of your natural nail in the process making them soft and extremely brittle.

When it’s time to remove my acrylic nails, I use %100 Acetone nail polish remover. The label has to say “%100 Acetone” because anything less will not be enough to dissolve the acrylic. For more information about Acetone click here.How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

I use a non plastic bowl to soak my nails in. Acetone dissolves plastic so your bowl can’t be plastic. This bowl is strictly used for this purpose. Please do not use bowls that you eat from! How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

Once I pour a good amount into the bowl to cover my nails, I simply place my hands in the bowl and soak. How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

I cover the bowl with an old towel as my hands soak. I do this to keep the warmth inside the bowl to speed up the process. This is how my nails look after 30 minutes.

How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

I typically use a wooden orange stick to scrape off the softened acrylic. However, I didn’t have a wooden orange stick at the time so I use a metal hair clip.

How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

I let my nails soak for another 15-20 minutes until the remaining acrylic is dissolve. And this is the end result.

How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

And that is how you safely remove acrylic nails. No pulling, yanking, or drilling. Your nails will very much appreciate it lol!


How To Safely Remove Acrylic Nails

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Nude and Gold Mosaic Acrylic Nails


Nude and Gold Mosaic Acrylic Nails

I took a slight hiatus from crazy nail designs. I’m back with this gorgeous Nude and Gold nail design. I used my favorite nude color nail polish for this design. This polish is by e.l.f. and is called simply “nude”. I took advantage of 40% off sale their website had recently and picked up more than a few bottles of this polish.

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I also used some nail trinkets from Bornpretty. As you guys know, I usually stick to rhinestones and of course, my 3D acrylic art. But this time I decided to try out some of these beautiful pieces. Bornprettystore.com has everything you will ever need as far as nail decorations. They very unique pieces that you will not find other place. And the great part is everything is super affordable. To save even more, use the code CVEK31 to get an additional 10% off your order!

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Products used to create this design:

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I used the Gold ultra thin triangle powder sheets on my index and ring fingers. I applied them using clear acrylic and then I encapsulated the entire nail with clear acrylic. Honestly it was not pretty after I finished applied the acrylic. It was very chunky and uneven. But I used my electric nail dry to file down the bulk and shape the nail. These pieces were really easy to file. The end result is this gorgeous gold mosaic design.

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Nude and Gold Mosaic Acrylic Nails

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Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails with Bling


Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails

I have been really enjoying the simple nail designs lately. I love the nice clean look it gives to the nails. However, you all know me, I had to add a little jazz to this simple and sleek design. I decided to do a very blinged out nail on each hand using very small but very beautiful a/b rhinestones. It almost gives it a pave look! This design was very easy to do. Most of my effort went in to give them this perfect slender square shape.

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I soaked off my previous set and prepped my nails for a new set! That is one of the reasons I love doing my own nails. I’m able to switch up my nail designs whenever I want without worrying about outrageous costs.

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I purchased a large quantity of these nail tips from eBay. There were many sizing to choose from. Of course, I picked out the size best suited for my nails, applied a few drops of nail glue, and securely adhered them to my nails. Making sure to pinch them well on the sides to create the perfect C curve. Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails

I applied one coat of the No Lift Nails Primer to all of my nail beds. Then, I applied one more coat just prior to applying the acrylic.   Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails

I used the light pink color acrylic that I purchased from Nunis_nails. If you’ve seen my last few nail designs, you know how much I love his acrylic powders. I have used the intense pink quite a few times, but this was my first time using the light pink color. I love it! It give a very natural look to my nails. Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails

As stated above, I took the most time shaping the nails. I have been missing my square nails, but I didn’t want them to be too wide. I have always used a hand file to shape my nails, but this time I used my newly purchased Electric Nail Drill with medium grit golden carbide drill. This cut the shaping time in half. Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.03.44 PM

After the shaping, filing, and buffing, this is the results!Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails

I used a small dotting tool and my all time favorite top coat, Seche Vite, to apply my A/B Czech crystal rhinestones. Yes, I applied these one at a time! Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails

Once all the stones were in place, I applied a final coat of Sech Vite to the bling nails. Then two coats on the rest of the nails. Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails

How do you like this simple designs with bling? Tell me what you think!Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails


Soft Pink and White Ombre Nails with Bling

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Pink Nude Acrylic Nails – Short Everyday Nails


I know I have been doing a lot of really long nails and over- the-top designs. That’s my style for the most part. However, sometimes I want to rock and very short and simple set. The simplicity of this nail design makes it super cute and sexy in my opinion.

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This nail design is very similar to the classic pink and white design I did recently, without the white tips of course. However, I did use the same cover pink acrylic. This is a custom color acrylic powder I purchased from Nuni Torres a.k.a Nunis_nails from Instagram. I wanted to replicate one of his designs of a simple pinkish nude set.
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Even though this is a cover pink acrylic, it’s not completely opaque. Last time I used this for my previous design, I did sculptured nails instead of tips. I have dark naturally dark nails so the demarcation from where my nail bed ended could be seen through the nail. Although it didn’t look horrible, it was not the flawless application I was going for. So I took some pointers from Nuni’s Instagram page and decided that I would use nail tips this time around. I literally cannot remember the last time I used nail tips. That’s how long it been lol. But for the look I was trying to achieve, it was the perfect solution.

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I used random nail tips that I had left over in my nail box. I don’t remember exactly what kind they are but I do know they were a mixture of curved and flat well tips from Kiss. The nail glue I used was just some random nail glue I purchased from my local grocery store.

Products used to create this design:

These are the acrylic powders that I purchases from Nuni Torres. I bought Medium Pink and Intense Pink. The color I used for this set is Intense Pink (on the right).

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When using tips, you have to make sure the tip is the same width of your nail bed. It should cover it completely from side to side. I had to file a few of these on the sides to get the perfect fit. Once I was satisfied with the fit of the tip, I put 1-2 drops of nail glue on the tip and placed it on my natural nail. This glue dry pretty fast so I had to be really careful with the placement.

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After all of the tips were glued on, I cut them using a nail clipper. Always cut the tip a little longer than what you want the final shape to be. This ensures that the final shape is too short.
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I get asked all of the time if I am a professional. I am flattered when I here this, but no I am not. I’m self taught, so I know my technique is not perfect. I do what works for me. I just make sure to take my time. I add acrylic a litte bit at a time until I reached my desired shape and nail thickness.
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After I have completed the application of the acrylic, I file, shape, and buff my nails.

Then, I out one coat of my red tinted nail polish. I created this color by placing 4-5 drops of red polish in a clear polish. This polish is actually a clear topcoat that I was not all that crazy about lol.

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Finally I put a coat of my Seche Vite topcoat.

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How do you guys like these, short simple pink nude nails? Share your thoughts below!


Pink Nude Acrylic Nails – Short Everyday Nails