Valentine’s Day 3-D Acrylic Roses

Los Angeles-based nail artist Yvett Garcia aka @yvynails shares her best technique to create a 3-D acrylic rose design for Valentine's Day.

Steps:

 

Step 1:

1. To prep, apply a thin layer of acrylic.

Step 2:

2. Apply two coats of gel polish, curing between each application. Apply matte top coat and cure for 30 seconds.

Step 3:

3. Pick up a bead of acrylic and place on nail.

Step 4:

4. Allow bead to slightly dry, shape using the tip of brush, shape bead into a half moon shape.

Step 5:

5. Use the side of brush to flatten the half moon shape. Working towards the center of rose, repeat steps 3-5 to create flower petals.

Step 6:

6. Working towards the center of rose, repeat steps 3-5 to create flower petals. To finish, apply small amount of cuticle oil to finger.

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