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3D Nail Art - Thoughts?

We've seen the crackle polish, the beads over polish, and texture polishes.  For quite some time, I've seen people use bigger, 3D nail art pieces, and they're bigger than the typical rhinestones and fimo pieces.  What do you all think of this trend?

 

Last week, I finally picked up some of the 3D bows I've seen all over Instagram.  I found them at Claire's when I heard the store was now carrying nail art goodies.  Here's a simple one color manicure with a bow for an accent nail.

 

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The polish is Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter.  I like the bow pieces, and the different colors I have are adorable.  It's too thick to be encased in acrylic like rhinestones and fimo pieces, so I'm interested in seeing how well it holds up.  To make sure it had a really good hold, I used nail glue and Cina bonder and top coat.  I could have probably gotten by with just the Cina bonder.  

 

Although I like the trend (or whatever you want to call it), I think it can be easy to go overboard with it.  If someone applied two bows to every single nail, I think it would look tacky.  I'd also wonder how the person didn't yank her hair out with all of those bows lol.

LadyInWhite

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I love this look!  The bows would get caught on everything, but it's adorable.

lylysa

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I had seen the trend/look years ago and about 3-4 years back when I was in Hawaii for my cousin's wedding I saw a salon advertising the service and took advantage!

 

I loved seeing the technique and procedure to create the bead of acrylic and the nail specialist form flowers, shapes, and the Hello Kitty heads! She had so many colors of acrylic powder to work with!

 

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They stayed on for close to two weeks, I was very impressed, they were super adorable and did an excellent job! I think this type of look is great for splurges and for fun, but once it gets too layered and heavy looking it's not only impractical, but also too cluttered looking, especially when there's also crazy length, patterns and designs painted, gems, pearls, and glitter added....too much is just too much sometimes.

 

P.S. Kimmi, I LOVE the color of that polish!

kimmi1115

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It would definitely feel weird to apply gloves.  That's the exact reason why I'm not going to use the big 3D art pieces on my toes. It might look nice with flip flops or dressy sandals, but what If I want to wear socks and tennis shoes the next day? lol.  

mityren

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So cute!  I like that it's just an accent and doesn't overwhelm your whole style. Beauty is simplicity.

tashalicious

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i think its really cute, i'd love to try it.

dianabt

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I love 3D nail art but it's pretty time consuming and Ive had problems with having the art last and stay on! :smileyhappy: I actually decided to just put on a whole press on nail that already had the art stuck on! Maybe a bit less creative but it was still fun and easier to type with just one or two nails done up.

 

On that note, I just hit my nail into my desk accidentally and broke it down to the skin. WAH :smileysad: 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
melissabt

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My friend did some bow art on me a bit ago, its so cute! I like the trend, it didn't last too long though;/

 

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<3 Melissa
kimmi1115

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Those are adorable, melissabt!  The rhinestones and bows work amazingly well with that polish.  On my laptop, it looks like a pinkish nude shade?

melissabt

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Aww thank you Kimmi! He did a great job with them:smileyhappy: It was a frosty pink shade (I forgot the color we used) since it was a few months ago. He painted over the bows with clear polish. It stayed a few hours. I think some sort of nail glue might be better.

<3 Melissa
nebel

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I really like the look for special occasions!  I think "less is more" in this circumstance, and you NAILED IT (lol, pun)

 

A single accent nail is great, but I don't like it when I see it on every nail. 

jellybean917

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This is seriously so cute. I'd do this for a wedding or something. Working in a lab, this would be not practical! I'm trying to imagine trying to put gloves on...

kimberw83

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Very cute!  I really like the accent.  How long did it stay on?  A friend of mine got one of the Nails, Inc. Bling it on kits (Romance, I believe) and she said it stayed on for several days...I was really impressed!

kimmi1115

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Thanks!!  I applied them yesterday afternoon, and they are still on this morning.

roxystar4

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i like it a lot. Only issue I see would be it getting tangled in your hair.

kimmi1115

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I'll find out about that in a little bit lol.  I don't think it will be like the fimo pieces, though.

beautylovingirl

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So cute! Just one more design to add to your many talented nail looks.

starletta8

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It's adorable, but not a trend I would ever do myself. Just not practical for a cubicle dweller like myself...

Titian06

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The bow is really cute.  I personally like it as a single accent piece.  Any more and it would be overwhelming.  Although, I have to admit my first thought was, "Can you do stuff with that on?"  Meaning is it intrusive when trying to do your normal day-to-day activities?

 

BTW, blue is my favorite color, so I absolutely love your nails!

kimmi1115

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So far I have been able to do everything with them on.  I only really noticed them when my other fingers come into contact with them.

rikkie

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I like the bow! It's not over the top and keeping a simple color scheme helps as well. I think even one on every finger might be too much for me, but I would give one accent bow a shot. That's a gorgeous blue polish too!

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