CND Shade Sense Collection: Unveiling the Exclusive 'Charm Bracelet' Nail Art Tutorial – Universal Pro Nails

Nail Art Featuring CND's Shade Sense Collection

By Jan Nordstrom-Arnold, Co-Found, CND

We're excited to share this exclusive nail art tutorial featuring the CND Shade Sense collection. These designs use rich nail hues that embody the essence of a relaxing getaway well spent.

CND™ Charm Bracelet How–To

Items Needed:

CND™ SHELLAC™ Seeing Citrine
CND™ VINYLUX™ Mint & Meditation
CND™ VINYLUX™ Quartz Correct
CND™ VINYLUX™ Live, Love, Lavender
CND™ VINYLUX™ Climb to the Top-az
CND™ VINYLUX™ Cream Puff
CND™ SHELLAC™ Matte Top Coat

CND™ Over the Top Effects
Small Detail Brush
Cosmetic Sponge
Striping Brush
Rubber Stamper
Stamping Plate
Small Scissors

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. 1. Apply a thin layer of CND™ SHELLAC™ Base Coat. Cure for 10 seconds in the CND™ LED Lamp using preset button 1.
  2. 2. Apply 2 layers of CND™ SHELLAC™ in Seeing Citrine to the nail using the 5-point polish method. Cure each layer for one minute in the CND™ LED Lamp using preset button 2S.
  3. 3. Create CND™ VINYLUX™ Polish Transfer:
      • Apply a thin layer of CND™ VINYLUX™ Cream Puff to the stamping plate and scrape excess off from the plate. Using a rubber stamper, pick up the transfer and let it remain. DO NOT TRANSFER.
      • Using a detail brush, fill the image directly on the stamper using CND™ VINYLUX™ Create different colored sections leaving some areas transparent.
      • Apply a thin layer of CND™ VINYLUX™ Top Coat over the transfer and allow to dry on stamper for 2-3 minutes.
  1. 4. Use tweezers to delicately remove polish transfer from the rubber stamper and cut out shapes to create a unique VINYLUX™ polish transfer.
  2. 5. Press the CND™ VINYLUX ™ polish transfer into the sticky layer of cured gel polish with a silicone tool.
  3. 6. Apply a layer of CND™ SHELLAC™ Original Top Coat. Cure for one minute using preset button 3.
  4. 7. Clean with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.
  5. 8. Use a striping brush and CND™ SHELLAC™ NO WIPE+ Top Coat to outline the polish transfer. Cure using preset button 3.
  6. 9. Use a cosmetic sponge to burnish in Over the Top Effect and remove excess.
  7. 10. Use a striping brush to reapply CND™ SHELLAC™ NO WIPE+ Coat over the chrome portions. Cure using preset button 3.

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