September 17, 2013

Short post on my last design/ Scurta postare despre ultimul meu design

I wanted to share something I discovered this week about 3-D designs. First of all, here is how my nails look after five days of wearing this design. Wtf?! How come all the decorations are intact on my left hand but on my right hand almost all of them fell off?! There is something fishy going on....

Voiam sa impartasesc ceva ce am descoperit aceasta saptamana despre design-uri 3-D. In primul rand, asa arata unghiile mele dupa cinci zile. Wtf?! Cum de toate decoratiunile sunt intacte pe mana mea stanga dar pe mana dreapta aproape toate au cazut?! Se intampla ceva ciudat....

In fact I already realised why this happened. I sealed my base colour with gel polish topcoat. On my left hand I chose to do my 3-D directly on top of my nail polish and apply my topcoat with a thin brush, avoiding the acrylic. But I noticed the monomer was wiping off the nail polish. Then I decided to apply my top coat before sculpting on my right hand. Bad idea :P
By applying my topcoat with a thin brush, after the 3-D was done, I actually sealed not only the base colour, but also the acrylic pieces, preventing water to infiltrate and pop them off. In this photo you can see their edges are perfectly sealed.
This method works better with gel polish topcoat because you can take your time when you apply it - it will only cure in a UV lamp.

De fapt am realizat deja de ce s-a intamplat acest lucru. Am sigilat culoarea de baza cu topcoat semipermanent. Pe mana stanga am ales sa-mi fac 3-D-ul direct peste oja si sa aplic topcoat-ul cu o pensula subtire, evitand acrylul. Dar am observat ca monomerul sterge oja. Atunci am decis sa aplic topcoat-ul pe mana dreapta inainte sa sculptez. Proasta idee :P
Aplicand topcoat cu o pensula subtire, dupa ce am facut 3-D-ul, am sigilat nu doar culoarea de baza, ci si piesele din acryl, prevenind apa sa se infiltreze si sa le desprinda. In aceasta poza poti vedea ca marginile lor sunt perfect sigilate.
Aceasta metoda merge mai bine cu topcoat semipermanent pentru ca poti sa nu te grabesti cand il aplici - se va intari doar intr-o lampa UV.

Yes, polish may come off when you clean up the acrylic residues but I prefer retouching it with a doting tool rather than loosing my hard worked 3-D pieces :)) I would've kept this manicure for at least a week because I adored it :(

Da, oja se poate sterge cand cureti reziduurile de acryl dar prefer sa o retusez cu un instrument pentru puncte decat sa-mi pierd mult muncitele piese 3-D :)) As fi tinut aceasta manichiura cel putin o saptamana pentru ca am adorat-o :(

You may have noticed I also had a small accident on my right pointer fingernail. It bent so hard that the polish cracked :-s I thought it was done for but here you can see the nail is just fine :D Moisturise your cuticles daily and your nails will never break again when they bend. Flexible nails = Long nails.

Poate ai observat ca am avut si un mic accident la unghia aratatorului drept. Mi s-a indoit asa rau ca a crapat oja :-s Am crezut ca s-a zis cu ea dar aici poti vedea ca unghia e intacta :D Hidrateaza-ti cuticulele zilnic si unghiile tale nu se vor mai rupe niciodata cand se indoaie. Unghii flexibile = Unghii lungi.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I can't wait to do another manicure, I already have some ideas! :D See you soon!

Sper ca ti-a placut aceasta postare. Abia astept sa-mi fac alta manichiura, deja am cateva idei! :D Pe curand!


  1. imi place postarea,foarte interesanta si am ce invata din ea ! astept urmatorul fie oare tot 3-D ?:>

    1. :)) multumesc Ana :D Nu, m-am saturat de 3-D, da-l incolo ca se face prea greu :))

  2. Super interesant!:D cand ma apuc de 3d stiu ce am de facut:D
    De unde se indoise unghia in puii mei:-s bine ca e intacta!
    Eu mi-am facut ulei de cuticule din ulei de masline si ulei de ricin, sunt curioasa ce rezultate o sa am :-?

    1. Da, s-ar fi rupt foarte urat, bine ca nu s-a intamplat :) Ce dragut, vreau ma apuc si eu sa fac tot felul de amestecuri :D

  3. Atat interesante cat si foarte utile sunt postarile tale ;), abia astept sa vad ce modele vei mai realiza


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