Week 7: Steampunk’d

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This week’s challenge is sponsored by It’s So Easy. We asked our Top 6 to create a steampunk design on one hand (on a model) using any materials they’d like. They will receive bonus points for using out-of-the-box (non-nail) materials. We’ve posted their entries on the Week 7 Challenge page.

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Bejeweled: Who Won and Who’s Packing Up Their Paintbrushes

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Congratulations to Lexi Martone for winning this week’s Bejeweled challenge. Lexi’s design was fashion-forward and gorgeous. Her color palette, in addition to her textured and dimensional design is practically perfect, and it really shows off her fashion background and design sensibility. Her attention to detail (from creating the snakeskin patterns to placing individual caviar beads), her varied yet cohesive set of nails, and her quality video tutorial all helped to cinch the win this week amidst tough competition. She shows impeccable technique and has a thoughtful approach to showing us how she creates her work. She knows how to work with gems and we would love to see these as appliqués. We will all line up for a set of our own!

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Bejeweled: The Top 3 and the Bottom 3

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Challenge 6 sponsored by Dashing Diva asked our Top 7 to create a cohesive set of 10 jeweled appliques for sponsor Dashing Diva. They were given clear nail tips to use and were allowed to incorporate a design using any nail products as the base. Then, they were instructed to use only crystals, studs, and beads (NO CHARMS) to create a bejeweled set of nails.

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Week 6: Bejeweled

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This week’s challenge is sponsored by Dashing Diva. We asked our Top 7 to create a cohesive set of 10 jeweled appliques. They were given clear nail tips to use and were allowed to incorporate a design using any nail products as the base. Then, they were instructed to use only crystals, studs, and beads (NO CHARMS) to create a bejeweled set of nails. We’ve posted their entries on the Week 6 Challenge page.

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Week 5
Celebrating 10 Years: Who Won and Who’s Packing Up Their Paintbrushes

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Congratulations to Danielle Costantino for winning this week’s 10-year anniversary-themed challenge. Danielle put a lot of thought and research into her design this week. She wanted to make sure that she captured Entity’s spirit, as well as create a celebratory look. We like that she looked into the traditions of celebrating 10 years. Her color palette was light and elegant, much like the Entity ads themselves. She showed a good grasp of a variety of mediums and gave us a beautiful, well-executed design that is both a nod to Entity’s ad campaign of old as well as a modern take on the company’s look. She also offered us a demo with good photos and descriptions of how she created her look.

 

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Celebrating 10 Years: The Top 3 and the Bottom 3

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Challenge 5 sponsored by Entity Beauty asked our Top 8 to look at Entity’s ad campaign from their first year of business and use it as inspiration to create a set of nails they would wear to Entity’s 10-year anniversary party. The rules were they must use a combination of styles (acrylic, gel, gel-polish) to create the look on a model’s two hands.

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Week 5: Celebrating 10 Years

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This week’s challenge is sponsored by Entity Beauty. And October marks Entity’s 10-year anniversary. We asked our Top 8 to look at Entity’s ad campaign from their first year of business and use it as inspiration to create a set of nails that they would wear to Entity’s 10-year anniversary party. The rules were they must use a combination of styles (acrylic, gel, gel-polish) to create the look on a model’s two hands. We’ve posted their entries on the Week 5 Challenge page.

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International Nails: Who Won and Who’s Packing Up Their Paintbrushes

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Congratulations to Lexi Martone for winning her second challenge in a row. For this week’s heritage-themed international nail challenge, Lexi embraced her Italian roots to give us a food (and wine) themed design. The judges were floored by the motorized spinning pizza. We love how you take nail art to the next level with your out-of-the-box thinking. You showed a solid mastery of gel, acrylic, and handpainting techniques and created a cohesive design. Other than the spinning, we especially loved the construction of the pizza itself and the pouring wine. As always, we also love your videos and personality. The music, the tight shots, and your narration help to solidify your top spot this week. One of the judges even commented that this design almost doesn’t look hand created because it’s so close to perfect!

 

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International Nails: The Top 3 and the Bottom 3

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Challenge 4 sponsored by INM asked our Top 9 to examine their own heritage and create their own set of “International Nails” inspired by the country (or countries) of their family’s origin. The design was to cover five nail tips and they were also asked to shoot a short video showing us how they created the nails.

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Week 4: International Nails

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This week’s challenge is sponsored by INM. We asked our Top 9 to examine their own heritage and create their own set of “International Nails” inspired by the country (or countries) of their family’s origin. The design must be on five nail tips (not on a hand), and they could use any medium (or combination of mediums) they saw fit. We’ve posted their entries on the Week 4 Challenge page.

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