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Week 9: CND

 Fashion Week Is Every Week

CND sets the bar for artistic nails every season at Fashion Week worldwide. But there’s no reason to wait for this twice-yearly occasion to create couture nails. For this challenge, our Top 4 were tasked with creating their own nail looks inspired by CND’s Design Lab, where CND creates innovative Fashion Week designs each season.

Referencing CND’s Digital Fashion Week Headquarters, as well as a provided Design Lab package (including CND trend boards, inspiration from designers and images of CND’s favorite Spring/Summer 2014 nail designs), we asked our nail artists to create THREE unique looks (each on a single nail tip) inspired by the contents of the package.

They were allowed to use any materials they like and we’re even giving extra points for creative uses of non-traditional materials! We asked them to create sketches for each of the three designs and include those in their entries as well. In the fashion world, the sketch would likely go back and forth between the nail team and the designer before deciding on a final version of the nail design. What they ended up with are true works of art that could act as the ultimate fashion accessory for the designer’s collection.

(We gave them inspiration boards for two different designers/trends Michael Van Der Ham and The Blonds and they were welcome to do all three nails for one designer…or they could choose to mix and match.)

In addition to the three nails, they also had to create step-by-step videos for each individual look. Make sure you click on their video links to see exactly how they created these nails.

Week 9′s challenge winner will receive the following products from CND (a $400 value):

•  CND’s Fall 2013 Forbidden Collection: CND Shellac, VINYLUX and Additives
•  CND Shellac Top and Base Coat, VINYLUX Weekly Top Coat
•  CND Shellac UV Lamp
•  A chance to work alongside CND’s elite “A Team” in the CND Design Lab at Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 in February. PRICELESS!

You can interact with CND at:
Facebook: CNDWorldFan
Twitter: CNDWorld
Instagram: CNDWorld
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YouTube: CNDVideo

To find out more about CND, visit www.cnd.com.