33f58aeaf3b32fd4a39d cnd heat wave how to

As the summer months begin, you might be on the search for a go-to mani. The biggest challenges usually include not only settling on a design but also putting together the right colors to complete the look. In the latest design, Heat Wave from CND, we see a combination of the Cubana manicure placement with design and color elements from the Casa Blanca, the effect is a marbled feel with distinct tips and lunula colors. These two elements effectively balance out the design creating a well-rounded look.

Whether you’re heading off to the Caribbean, jet-setting to London, or simply want to spruce up your nails as you type on your keyboard, this design will give you a fresh take on the summer months ahead!

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™ Shells In The Sand. Cure for one minute.
  4. Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Sugarcane to ¾ of the nail, leaving a moon shape in cuticle area. Cure for one minute.
  5. Repeat for additional coverage but DO NOT CURE.
  6. Apply small drops of color to center of nail using SHELLAC™ Palm Deco, SHELLAC™ Mambo Beat, SHELLAC™ Ripe Guava, Shells In The Sand and Sugarcane. DO NOT CURE.
  7. Use corner of plastic bag to drag through the colors creating a marble effect. 
  8. Use the Gel Flat Oval Brush lightly moistened with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to perfect moon and smile line. Cure for one minute.
  9. Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Top Coat. Cure for one minute.
  10. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.

 

VINYLUX

  1. Start with clean, manicured nails.
  2. Apply a thin layer of VINYLUX™ Shells In The Sand.
  3. Apply a thin layer of VINYLUX™ Sugarcane to ¾ of the nail, leaving a moon shape in cuticle area.
  4. Apply a thin layer of VINYLUX™ Weekly Top Coat. Allow to dry for three minutes.
  5. Apply small drops of color over center of nail using VINYLUX™ Palm Deco, VINYLUX™ Mambo Beat, VINYLUX™ Ripe Guava, Shells In The Sand and Sugarcane.
  6. Use corner of plastic square to drag through the colors creating a marble effect. 
  7. Use the Gel Flat Oval Brush lightly moistened with acetone to perfect the moon and smile line. 
  8. Apply a thin layer of VINYLUX™ Weekly Top Coat.

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