Chrome Fade, Textured Houndstooth Tutorials by CND

Learn how to use Shellac top coat to lock chrome powder and find out what CND's sugaring technique is. 

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

To kick off its VIP Brand Summit at Revlon headquarters in New York City, CND shared live demos on Facebook. Follow the steps below for two on-trend designs.

Textured Houndstooth AKA Sugaring Technique

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

As we transition into fall, offer clients a shiny and matte design that is also embossed. Learn how to incorporate acrylic powder into your gel offerings for a wearable and long-lasting 3-D look.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

1. Apply two layers of CND Shellac Cream Puff and cure between coats.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

2. Shake your polish and load a stamping plate with a generous amount of CND Vinylux Black Pool.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

3. Scrape the excess using a card at a 45-degree angle.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

4. Once you achieve the desired opacity on the stamper, pick up the pattern and remove excess you don’t want to transfer with tape.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

5. Stamp the pattern over the sticky top film on the nail.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

6. Seal the design in using a thin and even layer of Shellac top coat and cure. Remove the sticky layer using alcohol and a lint-free wipe. Using a detail brush and Shellac Black Pool, follow the outline of the design to create an additional layer. This layer should be raised so the acrylic powder can absorb into it.

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7. Once the design is completely covered, add Retention+ clear powder and allow it to saturate into the nail. Sprinkle the powder over the uncured gel.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

8. Tap the excess off. If you see anything glossy or shiny, continue to sprinkle the powder. Cure for one minute in the CND LED lamp.

Chrome Fade

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook</p>

In the world of nails, chrome is kind of a big thing. But to execute a real mirror shine that lasts, learn these tricks from CND without the need of a tack-free top coat.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook</p>

1. Apply two layers of CND Shellac Clearly Pink and cure between coats.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook</p>

2. Sponge CND Shellac Black Pool and layer the color until you reach correct density.  Cure.  

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook</p>

3. Apply one coat of CND Shellac original top coat (this product has less solvents). Cure for one minute in the LED lamp. Remove the top film and cure again for one minute. Remove any excess top film again. Let the nail sit for three to four minutes to let solvents evaporate.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

4. Using Wildflowers chrome and a cosmetics sponge, burnish the pigment to the cured finish. It will create a sheer effect toward the tip. Continue to rub in the pigment until you reach desired effect and smooth out all the fine pieces.

<p>Photo via CND on Facebook&nbsp;</p>

5. Seal the nail using CND Shellac (not Xpress 5) original top coat and cure.

Watch the full video demos below. The tutorials by CND brand ambassador Shelena Robinson begins at the 18:15 mark.

For more from CND, check out their Facebook page here.



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