Congratulations to Stella on winning her seventh challenge this season! Your design definitely put the judges in a good mood!
Guest judge Lauren Wireman says, “If your mood was ‘zen’ I think you completely nailed it. The soft colors of the picture, and the balance of the hand positioning, everything about the nails, and the picture give you a clean and peaceful feeling. Well done!”
Season 6 champion Ashton Harlan says, “This design has such a romantic and elegant feel! Mandalas may be considered too literal for this challenge, but the nails are still very avant garde. The straw marbeling was a fun technique, and I’m glad she once again incorporated her engerieering skills! I would’ve liked to see her use a different background from the previous styled photo challenge, but she definitely knows how to take an excellent picture. Her video and facebook live were both very informative.”
Head judge Jan Arnold says, “The mood or emotion: ZEN, CALM and AIR. What a total breath of fresh air your work is! You are a consumate professional, down to your lovely pink gloves. BRILLIANT this week, as usual.”
Head judge Beth Livesay says, “Stella’s set has the strongest photography for sure. Her precision is unreal! My guesses for this very avant-garde set: Strength; like everything is coming together; complete; growth. Whatever her theme is, it definitely evokes a mood and emotions. She has captured the essence of this challenge and a style that’s all her own. Her Facebook Live was SO professionally done and informative — she could teach a whole class on photography and lighting. My only gripe is that the FB Live was turned in late, so it didn’t get factored into my scoring.”
Stella will receive a Wildflowers gift card and a guaranteed spot in the finale!
The nail artist who will be packing her paintbrushes this week is…Kadee. Kadee has wowed us from the beginning of the season until the very end. Her complete final looks, masterful coloring, and out of the box thinking have made her a top notch nail competitor.
Kadee will be moving on to the CND 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 — Kadee or Giselle — for the FINAL Last Chance face-off!