Holiday Nail Art Contest Winners from Nubar
  • NAILS Magazine
  • March 18, 2009
Earlier, I mentioned Nubar’s Holiday Nail Art Contest, and I’m happy that some of you entered and won! Here are the four winning entries, along with a few notes about the creation of each design.
 
1st place: Janet Riffe, X-Treme Nailz, St. Albans, W.Va.
 
Janet created these nails on her own hands. “The nails were first applied, painted a base color, and all backgrounds were painted using a very small brush and acrylic paint (100% by hand: no stencils or airbrushing),” Janet says. “I then sculpted all 3-D shapes with both my left and right hands (I am in no way left-handed other than doing my own nails). I did not shape these 3-D images by themselves off of the nail; I sculpted them directly onto the nails using colored acrylic. I then painted each part of the sculpted pieces.”
 
Janet notes that for the spiral Christmas tree nail, she held a straw under the free edge of the nail and formed it entirely on site around the straw. The only "non-hand made" material on any of these nails, Janet says, are the rhinestones, pearls, small gold balls, and string for the Christmas light nails, though the Christmas lights plug-in is formed onto the end of the string and it is made of sculpted acrylic, and it has two prongs attached for the plug-in to look real.
 
2nd place: Marissa Shear, Bellezza Hair & Body Café, Allentown, Pa.
Marrisa created a step-by-step design of a snowman and falling snow. She used a combination of Nubar stripers and extra materials like rhinestones.
 
3rd place: Jessica Jaramillo, Jessica’s Nails at Intensive Hair, Boonville, Mo.
Jessica used a variety of colors to create her holiday themes. The themes range from spring and summer floral designs in pastels and brights to winter-inspired themes that feature green, red, and gold. 
 
Honorable Mention: Tae Hee Naggatz, Glendale, Ariz.
Tae Hee says, “I used acrylic paint for these designs. The designs were all drawn freehand from memory.”
 
Congratulations to all of the winners!
 
—Sree

Keywords:   nail art     techniques  



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