Extra AF 3D Ornament Nails. This is my last Christmas nail design of 2018. For this holiday inspired nail design I decided to try out sculpting a whole nail into a 3D Christmas Ornament. The 3D ornament nail is inspired by Dazzle Glam Nails from YouTube
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:
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. 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. 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. Next, I did my 3D acrylic art using Tammy Taylor powders in Whitest White and P3. I did various flowers and petals. 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! How do you like this nail design? Tell me what you think below!
I have mentioned my favorite nail technician, Nuni Torres, on previous post. He showcases his gorgeous work on his Instagram, @Nunis_nails. Well, he also sales custom colored acrylic powders. I recently took advantage of a sale he was having on his popular cover pinks. I purchased two in colors light pink (on the left) and intense pink. The containers are 1oz. This is a picture of Nuni’s work. He is truly amazing! This is one of my favorite designs by him. He used intense pink acrylic for this look and this was my inspiration for my design. Minus the rhinestones. Products used to create this design:
This set was very simple for the most part. I did this set with nail forms as I always do. I used this set to further practice on my reverse application technique. This thing I love the most about Nuni’s nails, is his smile line are always so perfect. Now working with the same acrylic powders that he uses, I understand how he does it. This powder is slow setting which gives you ample time to create the perfect smile line. The acrylic also is self leveling so you get a smooth appearance without having to manipulate the acrylic too much. I love this color as well. I tried mixing my own cover pinks but they never turned out right. The problem I always have with other pink acrylics is they are never opaque enough. This mix is perfect. This color, although very intense, is still a natural looking pink color. I would like to purchase all of his available color. Going to start saving up now! Tell me what you think!