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June 24, 2009

CND Citrus SpaManicure™


CND Citrus SpaManicure™


A citrus symphony of essential oils, vitamin E and antioxidants formulated to stimulate the senses as it soothes, refines and conditions. The zesty fragrance will energize, refresh and lift spirits every time.

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  • 1

    Begin every service with a refreshing hand wash with liquid soap and warm water.  Sanitize your client and your hands with CoolBlue™.

  • 2

    Remove color with a lint-free, plastic-backed pad soaked with ScrubFresh™.

  • 3

    If nails are dry and brittle, place a bowl with enough room for 10 fingers into a larger bowl filled with enough warm water to encase the smaller bowl without overflowing.  Then pour enough Citrus Milk Bath into the smaller bowl to fully immerse the fingertips.

    If nails are thin and flexible, trim length and shape the extension edge prior to placing the hands into the Citrus Milk Bath.

  • 4

    After soaking for 3–5 minutes, pour in an equal amount of warm water to create a conditioning milky solution.  Have the client swirl their fingers to mix.

  • 5

    Remove one hand from the bath and dry (trim and shape nails if not already done).  Apply a pearl-size drop of CuticleAway evenly on the nail plate around the cuticle area of each nail.

  • 6

    Gently slide a cuticle pusher along the nail plate toward the eponychium and along the lateral folds to lift and loosen any cuticle from the nail plate.

  • 7

    Use a curette to check and remove any cuticle along the lateral walls of the nail plate and the corners of the eponychium area.

  • 8

    Use a manicure nipper to carefully remove the loosened cuticle tissue, as well as any loose pieces of dead skin or hangnails.  Cleanse the skin with liquid soap and warm water to neutralize and remove all CuticleAway.

  • 9

    Squeeze a pearl-size drop of Cuticle Eraser™ onto each eponychium and thoroughly rub into the skin.

  • 10

    Without removing the Cuticle Eraser, apply a drop of SolarOil™ to the base of the nail plate and surrounding tissue.  Massage thoroughly into nails and skin.  Leave on nails through next step.

  • 11

    For 1–2 minutes, massage a scoop of Citrus Moisture Scrub onto the hand to gently exfoliate the skin.  Use long effleurage strokes on the hand, followed by a brisk circular motion.  Concentrate on areas of extreme dryness or calluses on the palm, and rough spots around the eponychium area.

    Rinse the hand with water from the bowl and remove scrub with a moist, soft sponge.  Dry with a clean towel and wrap to keep warm.  Repeat the exfoliation steps on the other hand.

  • 12

    Massage Citrus Illuminating Masque onto both hands to coat evenly.  An optional enhancement to the service is to pre-warm the masque in a small container submerged in warm water only.  When drizzled onto the hands, it will create a warm sensation for the client and its light citrus scent will permeate the room.

  • 13

    Wrap both hands in clean towels and allow the masque to penetrate for 3–5 minutes.  For faster penetration, insert the wrapped hands into heated manicure mitts.

    Remove hands from towel and wipe away excess Citrus Illuminating Masque with clean water and a moist, soft sponge.  Dry with a terry towel.

  • 14

    Double check for stubborn cuticle and debris by pulling back the lateral folds (sidewalls) of the nails with your fingers and use a curette to gently remove any remnants.

  • 15

    Buff to a high shine with Girlfriend™ Buffer if there are slight ridges in the nail plate.

  • 16

    Buff with a Glossing Buffer or Glossing Block to create a thin, protective film for long-lasting shine and protection.