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Ever since the Instagram trend #plantsonpink made its way into our newsfeeds, we’ve adored seeing the uptick in palm leaves and greenery in nail designs. Utilizing the latest shades from CND’s Rhythm & Heat, the Palm Leaf nail design was fashioned; a beautiful design, consisting of a “sugaring” method. With a sweep of coral gradient the lush green design perfectly pulls the look together, giving us all some serious #nailenvy!

SHELLAC

  1. Start with clean, manicured nails.
  2. Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Base Coat. Cure for 10 seconds in the CND™ LED Lamp.
  3. Apply two thin layers of SHELLAC™ Shells In the Sand. Cure each layer for one minute.
  4. Dip the tip of the dry Gel Flat Oval Brush into red pigment and press into 2/3 of the nail starting at the extension edge, feathering towards the center. Repeat to darken the shade at the tip.
  5. Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Top Coat. Cure for one minute.
  6. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.
  7. Apply a diagonal swipe of SHELLAC™ Palm Deco to the top left corner and bottom right corner. DO NOT CURE.
  8. Carve out the palm leaf pattern using the Gel Flat Oval Brush lightly moistened with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.
  9. Use spatula to sprinkle RETENTION+™ Clear Powder over palm leaf patterns. Allow powder to absorb into uncured colors and repeat until there is no longer any shine. Cure for one minute.
  10. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove residue.

 

VINYLUX

  1. Start with clean, manicured nails.
  2. Apply two thin layers of VINYLUX™ Shells In the Sand. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Dip the tip of the dry Gel Flat Oval Brush into red pigment and press into 2/3 of the nail starting at the extension edge, pressing towards the center. Repeat to darken the shade at the tip.
  4. Apply a thin layer of VINYLUX Weekly Top Coat. Allow to dry completely.
  5. Apply a diagonal swipe of VINYLUX™ Palm Deco to the top left corner. Use the Gel Flat Oval Brush lightly moistened with acetone to wipe away excess color creating the palm leaf pattern.
  6. Use a spatula to sprinkle RETENTION+™ Clear Powder over the wet color allowing powder to absorb and create a matte finish.
  7. Repeat for the leaf in the bottom right corner.

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