66bf0d48a65cedf9c8f2 casa blanca nail art tutorial cnd

Casa Blanca – a timeless, romantic film, the largest city in Morroco, and now this name is synonymous with a tropical nail design perfect for the summer months. With juxtaposition between the warm corals and reds, and the cool tones from white and green – this nail design offers a bright design and a classic look. Whether completed on the entire hand or used as an accent nail, this design instantly transports you to another place and time. Created using the latest from CND’s Rhythm & Heat Collection, it jump-starts summer and gives us an instant feeling of fun! This look can be created using either Vinylux or Shellac, follow along below to see the steps to this upbeat design.

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 a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Ripe Guava. Cure for one minute.
  4. Press multi-color transfer foil over nail to create a random pattern.
  5. Apply a second thin layer of Ripe Guava and cure for one minute. Do not remove top film.
  6. Apply VINYLUX™ Shells In The Sand to floral pattern in stamping plate.
  7. Use stamping scraper to remove excess color, roll stamper over pattern. DO NOT APPLY TO NAIL.
  8. Use a detail brush with VINYLUX™ Cream Puff to paint over floral pattern on stamper, making a fine perimeter around the pattern. Allow to dry completely.
  9. Press desired portion of the pattern on stamper over the nail. Repeat creating desired floral pattern on the nail.
  10. Apply VINYLUX™ Sugarcane into the leaf pattern in stamping plate.
  11. Use stamping scraper to remove excess color, roll stamper over pattern. DO NOT APPLY TO NAIL.
  12. Use a detail brush with Cream Puff to paint over leaf pattern on stamper, making a fine perimeter around the pattern. Allow to dry completely.
  13. Press desired portion of the pattern on stamper over the nail. Repeat creating desired leaf pattern on the nail.
  14. Use a detail brush to highlight pattern with VINYLUX™ Palm Deco and Cream Puff. Allow to dry completely.
  15. Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Top Coat. Cure for one minute. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.

 

VINYLUX

  1. Start with clean, manicured nails. 
  2. Apply a thin layer of VINYLUX™ Ripe Guava. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Apply a thin layer of transfer foil adhesive. Allow to dry until adhesive becomes transparent.
  4. Press multi-color transfer foil over nail to create a random pattern.
  5. Apply a second thin layer of Ripe Guava.
  6. Apply transfers to wet polish with tweezers. Smooth the transfer to the nail with the Gel Flat Oval Brush. (See “To Create Transfer” below.)
  7. Use a detail brush to highlight pattern with VINYLUX™ Palm Deco and VINYLUX™ Cream Puff.
  8. Apply a thin layer of VINYLUX™ Weekly Top Coat.

To Create Transfer:

  1. Apply VINYLUX™ Shells In The Sand to floral pattern in stamping plate.
  2. Use stamping scraper to remove excess color, roll stamper over pattern. DO NOT APPLY TO NAIL.
  3. Use a detail brush with Cream Puff to paint over floral pattern on stamper, making a fine perimeter around the pattern. 
  4. Seal the design on stamper with Super Shiney Top Coat creating a transfer. Allow to dry completely.
  5. When dry, peel transfer from stamper and cut out desired pattern pieces. Repeat this technique with VINYLUX™ Sugarcane using the leaf pattern stamping plate.

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