This week is all about innovation. Judges are asking for an avant-garde French tip-inspired set on two actual hands using only acrylic powders and only the colors pink, white, and black (that includes embellishments). Contestants were asked to include a 5-7 minute video diary that shows how their look came to life, along with written details about their inspiration and process. We posted all the entries on the Week 10 challenge page.
Congratulations to Tracey Lee for winning this week’s challenge! Tracey’s colorful shopping center was truly outside of the box.
Challenge 9, sponsored by Bio Seaweed Gel asked our Top 4 to recreate their favorite neighborhood on 10 nail tips. The design had to be made using gels and gel-polish and had to contain 3-D elements. Embellishments were also allowed. Contestants had to upload a tutorial to Nail Art Gallery to show how they made their set. This week’s guest judge was Hellen Luu of Bio Seaweed Gel.
This week is all about celebrating the ‘hood. Whether you were born there, moved there, or love it there, an inspiring neighborhood is what each of the Top 4 created, along with a description of why the place is so meaningful to them. The design should be on 10 nail tips of any size and must be created with gels and gel-polish (no acrylic or acrylic paint). 3-D elements are also required and embellishments may be used. We posted all the entries on the Week 9 challenge page.
Congratulations to Tracey Lee for winning this week’s challenge! Tracey’s ingeniously ominous razor nails are the newest must-haves for Scream Queens everywhere.
Challenge 8, sponsored by ibd asked our Top 5 to create a set of nails both ghoulish and glam, a look to be coveted by any self-respecting Scream Queen. The design needed to be on an actual hand using hard gel and gel-polish only. Contestants were asked to include a 3-5 minute video diary that shows how their creepy look came to life, along with a 300 word write up providing more gory details. This week’s guest judge was Nancy Hinojosa of ibd.
This week we scream for nails that would feel right at home for Halloween. Judges are asking for a design on an actual hand using hard gel and gel-polish only. Contestants were asked to include a 3-5 minute video diary that shows how their look came to life, along with written details of how they channeled their to-die-for designs. We posted all the entries on the Week 8 challenge page.
Congratulations to Jonny Diep Pham for winning this week’s challenge! The judges loved his bright and beautiful take on the Northern Lights.
Challenge 7, sponsored by INM asked our Top 6 to illuminate us with cosmic-inspired nail art complete with one working light component. Contestants were allowed to use any mediums necessary on 10 nail tips to complete this challenge. We also asked them for a Nail Art Gallery tutorial. This week’s guest judge was Ashley Francois of INM.
Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is most deservedly deemed one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Sponsor INM captured a bit of its essence when it launched the best-selling Northern Lights top coat with a holographic finish. To celebrate this natural phenomenon’s spectacular display of shimmer and light, INM asked our Top 6 to create cosmo nails on ten nail tips, with a working light component as an added twist.
We posted all the entries on the Week 7 challenge page.