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Last updated: October 19, 2017

Muted Mosaic Nail Art

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Geometric-inspired designs will make your client feel like a walking piece of art. They’re totally original, super-cool and we love this mosaic nail design using CND’s® new Glacial Illusion Collection. Get all the steps and watch the full video how-to!

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    Prep the nails. CND® recommends using the P.E.P. Technique to ensure CND® SHELLAC® adheres properly to the natural nail plate. P.E.P. stands for Perform a Manicure, Eliminate Surface Contaminants and Purify Nail Plate Layers.

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    Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Base Coat. Cure for 10 seconds in the CND® LED Lamp.

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    Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Cashmere Wrap. Cure for 1 minute.

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    Dispense a small amount of SHELLAC™ Winter Nights, Radiant Chill, Mystic Slate and Cashmere Wrap into a mixing tray.

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    Create hexagon shapes with a detail brush, starting in the top right corner with SHELLAC™ Radiant Chill. Cure for 1 minute.

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    Repeat with SHELLAC™ Winter Nights, Cashmere Wrap and Mystic slate, staggering the colors down the nail in alternating hexagon shapes. Cure each layer for 1 minute.

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    Use a flat edge brush and SHELLAC™ Black Pool to line the lower edge of each hexagon, feathering outward to create shaded dimension.

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    Repeat this process with SHELLAC™ Cream Puff along the inner edges of the hexagons, feathering inward. To help blend the color, use a small amount of 99% Isopropyl Alcohol as needed. Cure for 1 minute.

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    Apply a thin layer of SHELLAC™ Top Coat. Cure for 1 minute.

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    Wipe with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove top film

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    Finished Look

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