For the seventh Last Chance Design Lab challenge sponsored by CND, returning champion Victoria Zegarelli will face off with Torie Bastian to see who has a chance to stay in the competition. CND’s Jan Arnold will select her favorite look on Friday and you’ll find out who will remain for at least one more week.



All Last Chance challenges are done on a single nail tip. Contestants are also asked to describe their looks. There are no other elements to this battle.


Since Torie packed her paintbrushes after the Animated Short challenge, this week’s Last Chance challenge is loosely related.


Movin’ On Up: Show movement without any moving parts using any mediums you choose.


Here are the looks they created:



Victoria Zegarelli

Movement in painting implies the physical motion of an object and is an element of composition in art. Water is the perfect subject that suggests movement without even trying. The stream of a waterfall, the ripple of a droplet or even the break of a wave enables you to feel its infinite movement. I have a special remembrance of going to dinner with my family when I was little. It was a big night when we would go to the fancy out-of-town Chinese restaurant. The Pu Pu platter was what I looked forward to but I always loved the beautiful decor. I sat there the entire time looking at the pretty waterfall pictures that brought life to the red velvet dining room. The water just seemed to roll right off the frames. One of my favorite paintings there was The Great Wave off Kanagawa. It was originally created by the Japanese artist Hokusai in 1830. Although his design was mostly two-dimensional, he practiced the symmetry of composition and movement in his work and displays how the sea dominates the composition as an extending wave about to break. My piece is inspired by Hokusai’s wave. I hope it inspires you to go to the beach and enjoy the spectacular continually moving view and takes you away to another place.



Torie Bastian

For CND’s Last Chance Design Lab I wanted to push my own capabilities as a nail artist in the same way this competition has. Being shoved outside the limits of your everyday routine makes you travel down different avenues of your mind, only to discover a world that you didn’t even know existed. I wanted to push myself to new heights and take my nail tip up and out in a 3-D sculpture, utilizing liquid-and-powder acrylic. I chose to showcase movement in the form of a unicorn leaping up and over a bed of crystals. The unicorn is a self representation of achievement, growth, new beginnings, purity, courage, and authentic living.



Congratulations to Victoria Zegarelli, who maintains her record as the longest-running CND Last Chance champion! Victoria went up against Torie Bastian to show us nail art in motion void of any moving parts. CND’s Jan Arnold chose the winner.


Jan said, “I can practically hear the waves crashing on my beach in Del Mar, Calif., from this beautifully done breaking-wave nail design.  From the front view it looks pearly, swirly, and totally wearable.


This means Victoria will move on to compete in the final CND Last Chance Design Lab challenge, competing against the next eliminated contestant. Find out Friday who that will be.