Secrets of Creating 3D Roses with Acrygel

Secrets of Creating 3D Roses with Acrygel

If you think my very first attempt of 3D roses with acrygel turned out like this picture, then you are having a laugh. Not even nearby! 

3d roses with acrygel in purple, blue colour
Me, just like almost everyone else, made a lot of mistakes and I am not even ashamed of it. 
All my mistakes taught me something and made the recent end results looking like this. 
And I am not talking about just one mistake, i am talking about at least 10. 🙄 
But first of all what is this new trend? Let's talk about it for a second if you are not familiar with it. 
It is called 3D rose (with acrygel) but actually the end result is pretty flat and totally built into the nail.
I don't know where it started exactly, or who created the first 3D roses but I know it went crazy on social media and clients started to tag me on posts if I have seen it.

One question after the other; "can you do it?"  "Can I have it in a different colour?" etc. etc. 
So what a good nail technician do? If there is a demand for a nail design, then try to re create it. 
These new nail trends are not just good for our clients but they are certainly beneficial for us, nail technicians too. 

If you are working as a nail technician full time like me, you probably got into a certain habit of doing nails. You know your clients,  you know their favourite colours or the certain designs they would go for. 
Day in and day out. 
I'm not saying our job is boring but you can certainly get into a monotonous nail technician life. 

But when a new nail trend, a new nail technique hits social media platforms, it's like a fresh breeze and everybody go crazy about it.

We are ready to create something new  something fresh. And that's when the practice stage starts. 

We are all practicing. Some of us a little bit more, some of us a little less but we are all trying to crack the secrets of this 3D rose with acrygel

Is it hard to do?
No, if you know how to do it. 
Is there only one way to do it?
No, many different ways. It is just finding it out which way works best for you. 

It took me a couple of days and many attempts and a lot of mistakes to find a way that works for me. 

Mistakes like placing my rose on the right part of the nail, or which product works best, colour combinations or even top gel. 

You may think these are not big deals but actually I slipped too. And that's just a few to mention. 
Mistake #1 Placing my rose, right in the middle of the nail was one of my very first mistakes. It just didn't look right. It didn't look natural. It had the sticker effect and I did not like it at all. 
Mistake #2  using too many colours at the same time. 
Mistake #3 my colour change from one to another was  too harsh. 
While from the red in the middle going into the magenta colour and to the lighter pink looks good (ish), the change from light pink to yellow was a very big jump, making the rose very unreal. I didn't like it at all. 
Mistake #4 being unpatient (like usual 🙄🤣🤣🤣) and not waiting long enough to cure my colour gels properly. 
Mistake #5 which top gel to choose.
I don't mean it like which brand is the best. I mean like shall I go for a glossy top gel or for a matt top gel? 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ 
As for lighter coloured roses, it doesn't really matter. But if you are working on those really deep colours, you are definitely better of using matt top gel to get it right. 
And these are just a few to mention. 
If I'm honest with you, I wanted to throw all of these nail tips into the bin straight away but then I had a second thought to keep them for future references, and learn from my mistakes. Or create something slightly different from what everyone else does 😉. 
Keeping them to see where I started (like a before picture) and where I ended up (like an after picture)is good.  Seeing your own progress is great! 
There are a few things you need to consider when you want to create these 3D roses with acrygel.
Like do I need any extra products? 
The answer is no if you are already working with acrygel. 
If you aren't working with acrygel, then the answer is yes.  You will need to buy a few things of course. 
Or how long does it take to do it on a client? 
I would say an extra half an hour so make sure you have enough time before your next client comes.
For example if you can do an infill in 1 hour and 30 minutes in general, but your client wants these roses, allow yourself 2 hours for that infill appointment. 
Charge according to that. ☝ 
I don't know if you are lucky enough to have clients who wants to have extreme long nails but I am certainly not one of them. 😭
All my clients have short, salon length nails so I specialised myself in nail art on salon length nails too. 
Can you do 3D rose with acrygel on short nails?  
Yes, you can. It looks just as great as on long nails. I promise you. 😉 
Are you ready to receive all my secrets? 
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