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Modern Lace Nail Art Using CND Flirtation Collection

by Sigourney Nuñez | July 12, 2016

The Flirtation Collection by CND features tender shades of creamy pastels inspired by modern lace and embroidery for delicate and refined glamour. This step-by-step reflects the seasonal color collection.


1. Prep the natural nail and apply a CND Clear Tip. Apply a Brisa Sculpting Gel Clear enhancement and finish with the 180 side of the Blizzard File. Apply a few drops of Brisa Paint Soft White to a paisley floral pattern stamping plate. Remove the excess blend, roll the stamp over the pattern, and apply to the nail. Cure for one minute in the CND LED lamp.


2. Apply CND Additives in Lavender Whispers and Twinkle Pink to a paisley floral pattern stamping plate, followed by a drop of Brisa Paint Soft White. Use the stamping scraper to blend the colors together on the plate. Remove the excess blend, roll the stamp over the pattern, and apply to the nail. Cure for one minute.


3. Apply Additives in Cobalt Clash and Cerulean Blue to a fishnet pattern stamping plate, followed by a drop of Brisa Paint Soft White. Use the stamping scraper to blend the colors together on the plate. Remove the excess blend, roll the stamp over the pattern, and apply to the nail. Do not cure.


4. Mix Additives and Brisa Paint Soft White in a mixing tray to create the design’s colors. Gently stir together using a spatula or an orangewood stick until thoroughly mixed. Use a slow, steady motion to avoid creating bubbles. To maintain the integrity of the enhancement never mix more than 30% Additives to any gel blend. Make a custom color by blending three parts Brisa Paint Soft White and one part Additives Yellow. Use a detail brush to apply the custom color around the top left and bottom right corner of the nail. Cure for one minute. Apply a thin layer of Brisa Gloss. Cure for one minute. Wipe with 99% isopropyl alcohol to remove top film.


For more information, visit www.cnd.com.

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