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15 Incredible Ideas for 3D Nail Art

15 Incredible Ideas for 3D Nail Art

3D effects are no longer limited only to the movies; nowadays, you can spot them on a person's fingernails too. Yes, people are becoming trendy and experimenting with their nails. Gone are the days, where painting the nails with one plain boring color was the norm. Today, women are adorning their nails with amazing 3D nail art. NailArtMag will enlighten you with brilliant ideas for 3D nail art that will put your plain mani to shame.
Ashmeet Bagga
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2018
Did You Know?
In ancient China, during the Ming Dynasty (14th century), nail extensions indicated the social status of its wearer. Women of the upper class wore very long artificial nails to distinguish themselves from the lower ones. While women of the lower class had limited options and had to stick to basic nail polish color.
Nails have become an accessory now, just like jewelry. When women shop for their wedding dress, they search the whole store to get the right match of nail art accessories. Of course, we ladies want to deck up, and why leave our nails out of this? Now, you just don't need embellishments for your dress, you need to embellish your nails too, otherwise how would you pep them up?

As if glittery nail art and manicures were not enough, now you have style popping out of your nails. You can design your nails the way you want, and hey, you can even stick small miniature trinkets on your nails, how cool is that!! When it comes to designing 3D nail art, sky is the limit. You can sport anything from flowers to bows on your claws.

Women are done with plain manicures, now they want something creative and stylish for their nails too, because sometimes your hands also do the talking. Before we claw through some brilliant and intricate 3D nail art ideas, here are a few points to keep in mind.
Points to Consider
  1. Paint your nails with a base coat, once it's dry, apply a top coat of any color you like. You can go for black, white, pink or any color that suits your taste.
  2. Gather your supplies like glitter, rhinestones, beads, small bows, dried flowers, etc. If you plan to use glitter, you can use the wet polish as your glue. But, for other elements, you will require a glue.
  3. You can find this glue and other elements in any beauty supply store or a drug store.
  4. Once the top coat is dry, use glue to stick whatever 3D elements you want on your nails. Let them dry, and finish it by painting with a top transparent coat, this will make sure that your 3D elements stay in place.
  5. Once you master the art of plain and simple 3D designs, you can try playing with different colors, caviar, or mix-and-match embellishments.
Some Inspiration
3d nail art completely redefines your nails; matching your nails to your clothes never looked so good. Make sure you try all the above designs. With time and practice, you will be able to master the art of bedazzling your nails.