CND Shellac Grapefruit Sparkle
CND Shellac offers the perfect polish look for 14+ days without any chipping or peeling and won't damage your natural nail. Really! It's as easy to apply as any normal nail polish, dries instantly, wears beautifully and is simple to remove in just 10 minutes without any need for drills or files! CND Shellac have 80+ trendsetting colours that can be used on their own or layered to create an infinite range of unique possibilities; use your imagination and never be bored!
CND Shellac Application:
Step 1: Meticulous Nail Prep - ensuring to push the cuticle from the nail plate and remove all surface contaminants with a cleanser.
Step 2: CND Shellac Power Polish Base Coat Application - ensure to shake the bottle to mix and remove excess product from the brush before application. Apply the base coat to the nail plate and ensure to cap the free edge. Cure for 10 seconds with a 36Watt UV light.
Step 3: CND Shellac Power Polish Grapefruit Sparkle Application - ensure to shake bottle vigorously and remove excess product from the brush by wiping it on the bottle?s neck. Apply one very thin coat of Black Pool to the nail plate and ensure to cap the free edge. Cure for 2 min with 36Watt UV lamp. Repeat step 3 for a second coat.
Step 4: CND Shellac Power Polish Top Coat Application - ensure to shake the bottle to mix and remove excess product from the brush. Apply one very thin coat of top to the nail plate and ensure to cap the free edge. Cure for 2 mins with 36 Watt UV lamp. Remove the tacky/sticky inhibition layer with a lint free pad soaked with 99% isopropyl alcohol or nail cleanser.
Step 5: Rehydrate - ensure you rehydrate the nail plate and cuticles with a cuticle oil and repeat this twice daily to maintain and promote longer wear.
CND Shellac Removal:
Step 1: Saturate the cotton pad of a remover wrap or foil with an acetone-based remover.
Step 2: Place the pad over the gel and wrap finger. Wait 10-15 mins.
Step 3: Securely grip the finger and apply slight pressure to the fingernail. Using a twisting motion pull the wrap/foil off the finger.
Step 4: Gently push off the remaining gel with an orangewood stick being careful not to scrap the surface layers of the natural nail plate. Remove any product residue with a lint-free pad soaked with remover. If the gel does not come off easily then repeat steps 1-3.
Step 5: Rehydrate the nail and cuticle with a cuticle oil.
CND Shellac Grapefruit Sparkle is a really versatile colour option from the CND Shellac range. It's great for using as a layering top coat, on it's own or with either Studio White (my preferred; slightly more natural) or Cream Puff (very bright and solid white) for a French manicure. The sparkle "pieces", of which there are gazillions(!), are extremely fine (similar to Mother Of Pearl) and so are more subtle than the likes of Zillionaire and give multicolour reflections under bright light. Gives a slightly more silvery sparkle when in dull/low light. For the French manicure I used one coat, then the Studio White for tipping and then another coat with the usual base and top coat applications. Created a beautiful shimmering sparkle effect. With the top layer of Grapefruit Sparkle go very sparingly otherwise you'll get the Studio White/Cream Puff tips showing the very slight pink opaque of the body of this polish. Brightens up other French manicures if using a different base colour.
I real nice shimming tone over nude colours like bare chemise looks amazing on blush teddy one of my favourite I would definitely buy again
Layered with field fox for a wedding, a very subtle shimmery pink that is great for layering would recommend!