CND's New "Tarnished Metal" Nail Look

Lauren Salapatek | February 21, 2012 | 11:44 AM
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Rusted porter in a scrap yard.
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Who knew that tarnished metal could inspire a super cool nail look? This metallic look inspired by the CND Nails at designer Norman Ambrose's Spring 2012 show is really easy to create with CND Shellac. To achieve this design, all you need is CND Shellac Base Coat, CND Shellac Dark Lava, a multi-colored gold leaf, CND Shellac Iced Coral, and CND Shellac Top Coat!

CND's New "Tarnished Metal" Nail LookCND's New "Tarnished Metal" Nail LookCND's New "Tarnished Metal" Nail Look




Step 1: Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Base Coat, cure for 10 seconds followed by two thin layers of CND Shellac Dark Lava. Cure each layer for two minutes.
Step 2: Using a CND Gel Oval Brush, pick up small pieces of multi-colored gold leaf and randomly place them on the nail. Press and smooth gently with the brush.
Step 3: Using the CND Gel Oval Brush, brush a very thin layer of CND Shellac Iced Coral over the entire nail and cure for two minutes. Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Top Coat and cure for two minutes. Wipe with 99 percent Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.

Take a look at these images and see what kind of "Tarnished Metal" nail inspirations you can create on your own. Then, share your looks on MODERN's Facebook page!

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