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CND Paradise Nail Design: Macaw

Get this cool summer nail art look using CND Shellac.

1. Prep the natural nail.

2. Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Base Coat and cure for 10 seconds in the CND UV Lamp.

3. Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Powder My Nose and cure for two minutes.

4. Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Cerulean Sea in a triangle shape at the extension edge.

5. Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Tango Passion at the cuticle area in a triangle shape. Cure for two minutes.

6. Use a small detail brush to apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Electric Orange in a skinny chevron shape outlining the Tango Passion and overlapping the other colors. Cure for two minutes.

7. Use the detail brush with CND Shellac Black Pool to outline Electric Orange and Cerulean Sea and add the criss-cross pattern over Powder My Nose. Cure for two minutes.

8. Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Top Coat. DO NOT CURE.

9. Place three Swarovski crystals at the tip of each color. Cure for two minutes.

10. (Optional) Using a detail brush, carefully encase the edges of the crystals with a thin layer of CND Shellac Top Coat and cure for two minutes.

11. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.

For more nail art step by steps, visit CND's nail art gallery.

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