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CND​ X GARETH PUGH - THE FINAL LOOKS

16th Oct 2020

It’s time to wrap up the CND™ Fashion Week series as we reveal the final looks from the CND™ X Gareth Pugh The ReconstructionGet fresh manicure inspiration straight from the runway with these sugar coated tips and nail art tricks, brought to you by Lauren Michelle Pires using CND™ in our step-by-steps.

LAVENDER SUGAR TIPS
What You Need
CND™ Shellac™ Wear Extender Base Coat, CND™ Shellac™ Get Nauti, CND™ Shellac™ Xpress5 Top Coat, White Granulated Sugar on a plate, Spatular

Step-By-Steps
1. Prep and file the nail to your desired shape
2. Apply a thin layer of Shellac Wear Extender and cure under the CND Lamp
3. Apply two coats of ShellacGet Nauti, making sure to cure between each coat
4. Using Shellac Xpress5 Top Coat, apply a thin layer and cure. Wipe off the tacky inhibition layer
5. Apply another thin layer of Top Coat over just the tip of the nail - do not cure
6. Press nail face down on the plate of sugar and roll around on wet tip
7. Redefine the tip shape so sugar line is neat
8. Cure this under the CND Lamp


WHITE TEXTURED PAINT NAILS
What You Need
CND™ Shellac™ Wear Extender Base Coat, CND™ Shellac™ Shades - Rubble, Cityscape, Lady Lilly, Birchwood Manicure Stick

Step-By-Steps
1. Prep and file the nail to your desired shape
2. Apply a thin layer of Shellac Wear Extender and cure under the CND Lamp
3. Apply two coats of Shellac Rubble, making sure to cure between each coat
4. Apply a thin coat of Shellac Cityscape to the end of the nail and Lady Lily to the top of the nail, do not cure yet
5. Scratch the surface of the nail with the Birchwood Manicure Stick, horizontally and vertically
6. Cure this under the CND™ Lamp
7. Apply another layer of Lady Lily top the top and scratch surface again, then cure.
8. Apply CND™ Top Coat of choice, then cure. Wipe off the tacky inhibition layer


ANGEL OF THE NORTH RUSTED NAILS

What You Need
CND™ Shellac™ Wear Extender Base Coat, CND™ Shellac™ Shades - Gypsy, Rubble, Cuppa Joe, Wire, Cutting Pliers, Nail Glue, Tweezers, Sponge

Step-By-Steps
1. Prep and file the nail to your desired shape
2. Apply a thin layer of Shellac Wear Extender and cure
3. Cut the wire with pliers, and glue down into a cross position using the tweezers - allow to dry
4. Apply two coats of Shellac™ Gypsy, making sure to cure between each coat
5. Apply Shellac™ Rubble & Gypsy in random parts all over the nail to create a patchy colour, then cure
6. Paint Shellac™ Cuppa Joe in sporadic sections of the nail, do not cure
7. Using a sponge, dab in sporadic sections of the nail to create a texture
8. Cure this under the CND™ Lamp
9. Using a course file, file sections of the nail to create a rusted effect
10. Apply CND™ Top Coat of choice, then cure. Wipe off the tacky inhibition layer


WHITE NOISE NAILS

What You Need
CND™ Shellac™ Wear Extender Base Coat, Shellac™ Shades - Black Pool & Lady Lilly, CND
™ Shellac Matte Top Coat, Sponge

Step-By-Steps
1. Prep and file the nail to your desired shape
2. Apply a thin layer of Shellac Wear Extender and cure
3. Apply two coats of Shellac Black Pool, making sure to cure between each coat
4. Apply a small amount of Shellac Lady Lily to a sponge, and lightly dab on the nail in sporadic area
5. Using Shellac Matte Top Coat, apply a thin layer over nails and cure. Wipe off the tacky inhibition layer


DISTRESSED GOLD NAILS
What You Need
CND™ Shellac™ Wear Extender Base Coat, CND™ Shellac™ Phantom, CND™ Shellac™ Xpress5 Top Coat, Gold Leaf, Brush

Step-By-Steps
1. Prep and file the nail to your desired shape
2. Apply a thin layer of Shellac Wear Extender and cure
3. Apply two coats of Shellac Phantom, making sure to cure between each coat
4. Press the nail face down on the gold leaf and roll around to cover all edges
5. Brush off any excess gold leaf
6. Using your fingers, gently move the gold leaf around, breaking it up to reveal the brown colour underneath
7. Using Shellac Xpress5 Top Coat, apply a thin layer over nails
8. Cure in under the CND™ Lamp and wipe off the tacky inhibition layer