Contradiction Nail Styles: Steel Rose Step-by-Step

How To Instructions

  1. P.R.E.P. the natural nail and apply a CND Tip. Apply a thin base layer of RETENTION+ Sculpting Powder Clear and finish with the 180 side of the HOT SHOT™ File.
  2. Apply two thin layers of CND SHELLAC Rouge Rite. Cure each layer for one minute in the CND LED Lamp.
  3. Create a fishnet pattern with a striping brush and CND SHELLAC Black Pool on the right half of the nail. Cure for one minute.
  4. Apply CND Additives Midnight Revelry to the tip of the nail using a dry Gel Flat Oval Brush.
  5. Apply a thin layer of CND SHELLAC Brand XPRESS5™ Top Coat.  DO NOT CURE.
  6. Place a piece of silver chain into the wet XPRESS5™ Top Coat vertically down the center of the nail and pull to the right of the nail to create desired pattern. Cure for one minute.
  7. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.
  8. Use tweezers to adhere a rose to the top right corner using SEALEBOND™ Adhesive (See “To Create Rose” Below).
  9. To Create Rose:
    1. Mix CND Perfect Color Powder Clear and CND Additives in a mixing jar to create the design’s colors. Cap jar and shake thoroughly to blend. To maintain the integrity of the enhancement never mix more than 30% Additives to any powder blend.
    2. Dark Rose Blend
      1. 4 parts CND Perfect Color Powder Clear
      2. 1 part CND Additives Black
      3. ½ part CND Additives Midnight Revelry
      4. Using the Dark Rose Blend sculpt the desired size and shape of the rose onto the palette paper.

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Apply a thin base layer of RETENTION+ Sculpting Liquid and RETENTION+ Sculpting Powder Clear and finish with the 180 side of the Hot Shot™ File.
  2. Apply two thin layers of CND SHELLAC Rouge Rite over RETENTION+ Liquid & Powder enhancement. Cure each layer for one minute in the CND LED Lamp.
  3. Create a fishnet pattern with a striping brush and CND SHELLAC Black Pool on the right half of the nail. Cure for one minute. Apply CND Additives Midnight Revelry to the tip of the nail using a dry Gel Flat Oval Brush.
  4. Apply a thin layer of CND SHELLAC Brand XPRESS5™ Top Coat.  DO NOT CURE. Place a piece of silver chain into the wet XPRESS5™ Top Coat vertically down the center of the nail and pull to the right of the nail to create desired pattern. Cure for one minute. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.
  5. Mix 4 parts CND Perfect Color Powder Clear, 1 part CND Additives Black and ½ part Additives Midnight Revelry to create a Dark Rose Powder. Sculpt the desired size and shape of a rose onto the palette paper and allow to set. Use tweezers to adhere the rose to the top right corner using SEALEBOND™ Adhesive.

About: CND was founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty  including CND® SHELLAC®brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

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