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Awesome Appliqués: Who Won and Who’s Packing Up Their Paintbrushes

Posted September 20, 2013


Congratulations, Lauren! You won the judges over (including Dashing Diva’s own Masako Sasaki!), with many commenting you created their favorite design of the week. Judges overall loved your color choices, your inspiration, and the balance and composition.


Here are a just a few of the great comments you earned:

NAILS’ publisher Michelle: “Very pretty. Lauren went all out using a good variety of colors that don’t duplicate from nail to nail.”

NAILS’ art director Danielle: “Fantastic color palette and pattern. Overall this is a gorgeous work of art. Great tie-in of Art Deco design with current, modern colors.”

NAILS’ production manager Carla: “Great job of meshing a lovely color palette for spring with some art deco accents. I’d like to see this on nails and textiles!”

Read more comments about Lauren’s amazing work of art in our Top 3 & Bottom 3 article.

DashingDiva_prizeLauren will receive the following products from Dashing Diva (a $400 value):
• 1 piece each of all Appliqués (ColorFX, DesignFX Fall/Winter, Ombre, Glitter, Accent, GTL) and Tattoo.
• LED LightPod Kit: LED LightPod, Top Gel, Base Gel, 1 CFX, 3 DFX
• Virtual Nail — Matte
• Virtual Nail — French
• Adhesives: Brush-On Glue, Tailor Bond, Fastbond, and Virtual Bond
• Files: Brown, White, and Pink
• Dashing Diva Bag
• The winner of Week 1 will also have his or her design considered by Dashing Diva to become a part of its 2014 Spring/Summer Collection.



The nail tech who’s packing up her brushes this week is…Ashley Gregory. Ashley, as a newly licensed tech, you’ve done exceptionally well making it this far, and we want to see you enter again next year! The judges appreciated your inspiration this week, but feel you will be a stronger artist once you develop cleaner, crisper lines.

You can follow Ashley’s journey in the nail industry at her website: http://www.popnailschicago.com.

You can also find her at the following social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Tune in later today to find out the Week 2 challenge. Good luck to Lauren, Buddy, Christian, Jane, Julie, Lexi, Max, Ryoko, Temeka, Victoria, and Winnie, who will all continue in the competition.