Here are two more nail design trends by CND for Spring 2012.
CND's Organi-tech manicure takes a neutral or nude backdrop and illuminates with embellishment, like the “Lucite Lace” manicure from the Joy Cioci Spring 2012 show, which was created by air brushing white lattice designs on a clear tip.
The New Rock N' Roll nails show bursts with sharp shapes, color, expression and creativity! This how-to shows you how to do it in black and white. These pop-punk nails show a power surge of geometry and color (if you wish). They are characterized by a slightly squared look and can be decorated in colors from black and white to rave-a-licious near-neons.
For more information on how to create these nails, visit cnd.com.
For the OrganiTech nail:
Step 1: Apply a thin layer of CND Shellac Base Coat and cure for 10 seconds.
Step 2: Apply two thin layers of CND Shellac Cocoa to the nail only, creating the illusion of a longer nail and leaving the extension edge visible. (Clean up the smile line using a gel oval brush lightly moistened with IPA, if needed.) Cure each layer for two minutes.
Step 3: Press a lace transfer into the tacky inhibition layer of CND Shellac.
Step 4: Apply one thin layer of CND Shellac Gold VIP Status. Cure for two minutes. Apply one layer of CND Shellac Top Coat and cure for two minutes. Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film.
For the New Rock N’ Roll nail:
Step 1: Apply Stickey Base Coat and 2 coats of Studio White Colour.
Step 2: Using a striping brush and Blackjack Colour, create two thin vertical lines down each side of the nail and three horizontal lines, creating an even grid pattern.
Step 3: Fill in every other square with Blackjack Colour to create the checkerboard design.
Step 4: Polish the smile line using Blackjack Colour and seal with Air Dry Top Coat.