Swarovski presents its crystal trends and innovations for Spring/Summer 2021. This season’s theme is TIME TO SHINE, an acknowledgment of the transformative power of “significant moments” on a society whose attention span has been conspicuously influenced by digitalization. It is reflected in four moods: Futuristic Reflections suggests a new reality where cultural heritage, space-age formats and exotic ancient tales combine; Edgy Illumination rebels with an experimental romance born of dark and mysterious Goth elements; Sleek Shimmer celebrates design that has soul, imbued with artful minimalism and timeless simplicity; and Extravagant Brilliance reimagines historical concepts with a new and unconventional narrative, where cultures and traditions are steeped in fantasy.

For this challenge, we want to see a nail art look on one actual hand that represents one of the four trend inspirations (contestants chose which to portray). The design must be comprised of at least 50% Swarovski crystals, with a focus on the new crystal innovation from the Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Additionally, the Top 5 had to photograph the completed nail look so that it would fit into the pages of the trend report (you can see an example here). Below you will need to click to see both images from each contestant.

The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a piece of Swarovski jewelry valued at $500!

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