3D Pizza Nail Art

Allo polish Pals!

How are you all doing today? I hope everything is going great with you.

I feel like I've waited forever to share today's design with you, It has actually been over a month since I created it. One night when I was struggling to sleep I woke up at around 3am with an idea! An idea that wouldn't quit! I remembered my sister used to make things out of polymer clay..could I use polymer clay to create things for nail designs? Would it work? Could I paint it? Would it stick on my nails?

I finally got to try it and kept it a bit of a secret while I figured it out. But you know sometimes you just can't predict how things will go.. I thought I was on to something new. Sadly not, last week I saw someone else using it on nails.. I had no way of knowing, she had no way of knowing I'd been thinking on the same track. I decided to share my design (there are others!) anyway because I didn't want to waste my efforts.

I made the pizza slices in advance, cutting them out and creating a ridge for the pizza crust. I cooked the polymer clay for around 30 minutes on a low heat. Once cooled I was able to try and paint and shade both slices with acrylic paint.

I kept the actual nail art fairly simple. I used my Nail Envy base coat and once dry applied two coats of ORLY's 'Morning Mantra' – such a beautiful blue which is part of their Breathable collection. On the fingers without the pizza slices I created some melty cheese along the tops of the nails and mixed a slightly darker blue than my base to create some shadowing from the cheese. On the nails with the pizza slices I opted for a simple ruffian nail design, using red and yellow along the tops of my nails.

I then sealed everything in with my Top2Bottom base/top coat from ORLY and once dry applied my Barry M matte top coat for a nice smooth and matte finish. I used a dab of top coat to the centre of the nails which would have the slices on top and carefully using tweezers stuck them down where I wanted them.

Obviously this nail art is 100% impractical. You can't go washing your hair, doing laundry and the likes when you've got such chunky looking nail art but its all just a bit of fun. I like nail art that is really art. Practicality is just a rule that can be broken sometimes withh nail art.

What do you think of this design? Do you like seeing/wearing 3D nail art?

Thank you so much for stopping by today, be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! I'll catch you again on Friday, take care my loves!



  1. What an idea Ithi. I just love everything here. Very well done. It true that 3D nailart isn't practical but it surely is the most fun and satisfying art project. I love both seeing and wearing 3D nail art. :-)

  2. Haha, I like the pizza nail art. I should have done it last week before going to Italy :D

  3. OMG - Love that shade of blue. And the art is soooo fun. You always out do yourself.

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  4. Oh my gosh, these are so clever! I have one friend who would be OBSESSED with these!

  5. This might be my new favourite. LOVE the pizza inspiration here, you did a fabulous job!

  6. It's really awesome and I love how the pizza turned out! I'm not sure how I'll do with polymer clay but you definitely know your stuff! You're amazing!

  7. I love the idea of 3D nails. How easy is it to break it off though? I am rough with my nails.

  8. I don't even care if this is not practical, I just love how creative you are with this, this gives me so many more ideas. I'll check out ORLY's Morning Mantra when I get back home soon.

  9. This is very creative. I like the little pizza on top. It looks like it may break off easily though but i like it .

  10. ithi! this is simply Genius! ow on Earth do you come up with these ideas? where does your mind go? I once saw an ad of a material (I don't know what it was) that served to create 3D charms for nails, I'll try to look it up for you, I think that was easily cured with UV lamp ;)

  11. Extremely creative art! I love the morning mantra blue color. The little detail of adding a darker blue shadow truly shows your talent!

  12. So much fun! I was wondering, did you wear this to work? Or was it something you wore indoors but didn't show the outside world until now?


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