Contradiction Nail Styles: Negative Space Step-by-Step


  1. P.R.E.P. 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.
  2. Apply a thin layer of BRISA Paint White to the entire nail. Cure for one minute in the CND LED Lamp.
  3. Apply CND Additives Lavender Whispers and Additives Twinkle Pink over the nail in a random pattern using a dry CND ProSeries Gel Flat Oval Brush.
  4. Mix Additives and BRISA Paint 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.

Blue Blend

  • 3 parts BRISA Paint White
  • 1 part CND Additives Cobalt Clash

Green Blend

  • 3 parts BRISA Paint White
  • 1 part CND Additives Green

Pink Blend

  • 3 parts BRISA Paint White
  • 1 part CND Additives Twinkle Pink
  • Apply a rectangle over the top right side of nail with a CND ProSeries Gel Flat Oval Brush and the Blue Blend. Repeat using the Green Blend over the left side of the nail and the Pink Blend over the lower right side. Cure for one minute.
  • Apply a thin layer of BRISA Gloss. Cure for one minute.
  • Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.

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