HOW-TO: "Jewel Thief" Nails with Swarovski Crystals

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/05/2014 3:05:00 PM


For the Blonds Fall/Winter 2014 runway show, CND's team of Education Ambassadors created 23 unique "good girl gone bad" nail designs in the CND Design lab. Learn how to translate this mini-masterpiece into a DIY wearable work of art. Here, learn the "Jewel Thief" nail design (with Swarovski Crystals!) by CND Education Ambassador, Heather Davis.

STEP 1: Apply 2 thin coats of VINYLUX Weekly Polish in Locket Love.

STEP 2: While still tacky, apply gold leaf to the bottom 1/4 of the nail, followed by chains, then Swarovski crystals, pears and any other desired jewelry.

STEP 3: Use a detail brush to encase VINYLUX Weekly polish and embellishments with VINYLUX Weekly Top Coat.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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