Friday, 6 March 2015

CND Shellac Cream Puff Application

I read a lot about nail techs struggling to applied CND Shellac in Cream Puff.  I believe it is because it's has such a dense amount of pigment that the bottle appears to get thicker, faster.  My method is to sit with the bottle underneath my arm for a few minutes during prep, after I have shaken it.  I find that the natural temperature that my body changes it to really helps with the application.

For the application itself, I like to wipe you put most off it off the brush and then work it into the nail.   Sometimes it can be difficult to get a thin layer so what I will do then, if it's not been thin enough, is to wipe the brush completely into the bottle and then I will go back over the nail, removing any excess.  Of course this may make it then look more patchy but as we know it is better to apply more thin layers than it is to apply less thicker layers.  Afterall, it's the excess product on the nail that wrinkles so if that's not there, then you will have a beautifully smooth finish when the client removes their hand from the lamp. 

In using this method I find that I do have slightly more leeway with the second coat in terms of thickness.  I do also do this with any of the more opaque Shellac shades such as Cake Pop, Sun Bleached and Creekside.

This was just a quick tip for today's post but I think it may help some of you.  Don't forget to follow my Facebook Page to keep up to date with my latest posts!


  1. Love your blogs, I look forwards to the next one xx

  2. I often struggle with Cream Puff especially when doing french, but the more I use it the easier it is to manage. It's all about learning how to make the product work for you I suppose :)


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