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3D Nail Art

15 Feb Designs & Art

When it comes to nail designs, women will stop at nothing in order to have unique nails. Nowadays there is a wide variety of manicure styles, all of which have a different effect on the nails. One of the most recent trends is called 3D nail art. This type of nail designs is also called Japanese style nail art. It mostly refers to nail designs which modify the natural aspect of the nail. It can be done either by gluing plastic decorations on the nails or by creating various shapes from 3D acrylic mixtures. These type of manicures are usually done on acrylic or gel nails.

  • Nail decals

The nail decals or nail decorations are those small (usually made of plastic) figurines that you can stick on the nails. As a beginner, if you want to do your own 3D nail art, you are better off starting with the decals. There’s a wide variety of nail decals to choose from such as rhinestones, bows, hello kitties, flowers and so on.

  • 3D Acrylic powders

This type of powders are easily found on the internet and in several beauty shops. Modeling acrylic powder can be quite complicated so it is better to follow step by step tutorials than to let your imagination go wild.

  • Inspiration

As Japan is the country where this type of manicure is most popular, it is also the place where you will find the best inspiration for 3d nail art. The best thing to is go online and order a Japanese nail art magazine. It might be a little pricey and it could take a long time to receive it but it will be worth it. Another great source of inspiration, especially for those of you who want to do 3d acrylic designs is to look for online tutorials. However, be mindful that these designs may look simple, as they are done by professionals, but are actually very hard to replicate. It will take a long time before you reach the same level of skills as the people posting these tutorials so it is better if you try out the designs on acrylic nails before gluing them on the natural nails.

  • Tips for 3D nail designs

The best tip that we can give you is to first try the designs on fake nails. You can buy cheap plastic nails in order to practice. Even applying the decals can be complicated at first as you will constantly drop them. Working with the glue is not a piece of cake either so be very careful because the last thing you want to do is damage your nails and your cuticles. Nail glue dries very fast and it is as resistant as Super Glue so be very careful when working directly on your nails.

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