A few weeks ago, I saw Manic Talon’s review of the Bundle Monster 3D Modeling Gels, and I immediately bought 3 pots for myself. I’ve always wanted to do more 3D stuff, and I seriously hate acrylics (the smell, oh the smell!). I’ve been on the look out for good gel to try, and I was totally convinced of her review! It turns out that making 3D gel flowers is actually way harder than it looks. I watched a bajillion tutorials, and just had such a hard time! I think for my first official attempt, these aren’t too bad – but I think with a little practice I’ll be able to improve! 3D for the win 🙂
I bought 3 colors of the Bundle Monster Modeling Gel – they’re numbered, the bright purple is #18, the green is #12, and the hot pink is #9. The pink is so neon that my camera kind of freaked out! I started by doing a natural French style gradient, using OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. It’s very soft and subtle, and would be great for formal functions! Then I set to work with the modeling gel and some 70% Isopropyl alcohol. I had to kind of dig in the containers to scoop product out, and then place it on my nail, twisting the brush to release the product. I wet my brush in alcohol, and kind of just played around with the modeling gel – smoothing it and pressing it into shapes. I cured in between layers on the 3D flowers, 30 seconds each time. It’s not too bad once you get the hang of it, but it is pretty tricky!
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