Week 5

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


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.




CND head judge Jan Arnold said, “Your water color effects captured the movement beautifully. Very nice narrative.” Entity judge Yuliya Norman said, “Danielle’s work is Entity’s team favorite! The design looks very light and like it was given a lot of thought. The nails are wearable, feminine and represent Entity’s spirit. The timeless classiness is very well combined with modern elements. Her description is great and her step-by-step is very explanatory. She used different styles and technologies.” NAILS editor Hannah Lee said, “I love the muted colors and how they really do evoke the feeling of the Entity ads and brand. I like your nail shape and I like that you gave us a varied look from nail to nail. This is one of my favorites this week.”


Other judges described this design as “elegant,” “timeless,” “ethereal,” “wearable,” and “clean and balanced.”


Read more comments about Danielle’s winning look in our Top 3 & Bottom 3 article.


Danielle will receive an Entity LED Light and an Entity One Color Couture Intro Kit (a $475 value).




The nail tech who is packing up her paintbrushes this week is…Lini Sherburne. Lini, you are a talented nail artist and you have a great onscreen presence. We think your skills have improved from week to week throughout this competition and you should be very proud of how far you made it. Thank you for being so invested in this competition — your professionalism is top-notch. We loved having you in the Top 8 and are looking forward to seeing much more from you in the future!


This won’t be the last time you hear from Lini. She will move on to CND’s Last Chance Design Lab where she’ll have one last chance to stay in the competition. Check back next Friday to see who will move on in our Last Chance battle — Amy or Lini.


You can find follow Lini at:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/_thelini
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lini.sherburne
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thelini
Nail Art Gallery: http://nailartgallery.nailsmag.com/_thelini


Tune in Monday to find out the Week 6 Challenge and vote for your favorites! Good luck to Danielle, Lauren, Lavette, Lexi, Marisol, Sherri, and Simone, who will all continue in the competition.