Winterberry Nail Art Part 2 & FingerFoods Theme Buffet - Week 1 - Animal Print

Hi guys, today I have somewhat of a double duty post for you, hence the ridiculously long title.  I recently decided to join in FingerFood's Theme Buffet, which is a relaxed weekly challenge that takes place on Sunday's, hosted by the lovely Sam from FingerFood.  The first prompt is animal print, which seemed like a perfect time to review another item from Winterberry Nail Art.
p.s. there's a discount code at the bottom :)

  If you saw the first post where I showed you the whole order, you may have already guessed, but today I am using the leopard head charms.  The base for this mani is Shimmer Polish - Candace (swatches coming soon), with W7 - Gold Mirror undies, and Sinful Colors - Black on Black on the accent nail.  I drew the leopard print with my Barry M Nail Art Pen, which is really good by the way.  The paint flows nicely and is easy to control.  I didn't have to re-do any nails or even go over a single spot for opacity, and this is the first time I have used any brand of nail art pen, so it gets a big thumbs-up from me.
I attatched the charm with regular top coat, but I would advise using nail glue if you want it to last more than an hour or 2.  I wore this for a couple of hours without losing them, but I wanted to be able to remove it quickly and easily, as I did this at the weekend when I had a bunch of untrieds calling to be worn!  The charm itself is hollow at the back, but it is still a little bit weighty.  It wasn't too bad, but as I'm not that used to 3D nail art I was aware that there was a little extra weight on that finger.  And at least I'd notice if it came off though :)  It just about fits my ring finger, but I do have very small hands and nails, so I imagine it would fit most people.  The back also has a slight curve to it, to help it adhere to the nail better, which is a nice feature.
I wasn't 100% sure if I was going to mattify this or not when I started it, but it seemed a little too busy whilst glossy, even for my taste.  I do have a couple of glossy pictures though, so I'll let you guys decide for yourselves.  When it came to mattifying this design, I did have to apply the top coat really carefully around the charm, but it wasn't too hard :)

Anyway, as always, I would love to hear your thoughts on this design, matte or glossy?  Also, what do you think of 3D nail art in general, do you wear it yourself, like it on others only, or not like it at all?

*Rachel has kindly given me a discount code to share with you guys :)  Use the code PEPIPO15 at the checkout for 15% off all items, including sale items.  

Don't forget to check out the other ladies who are chowing down on some animal print today, via the thumbnail below :)