For this week’s Last Chance Design Lab challenge sponsored by CND, Asia Bloodworth and Kristen Hartley are battling it out one-on-one to see who has a chance of staying in the competition.

CND’s Jan Arnold will select her favorite look.

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.

For this Challenge, Asia and Kristen were given these instructions:

CND Last Chance #3: Real Way to Runway

Not every runway look CND has done has featured 3-D nail art. For this Last Chance Challenge, select one of these more wearable runway looks from Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh, and Ryan Lo and create a 3-D nail art tip that looks like it’s straight out of the CND Design Lab. This 3-D look must go along with the designer’s collection you’ve chosen, so make sure and include which designer nail look you’re taking inspiration from.  


For the Last Chance Challenge, we were asked to design a 3-D nail based on a wearable runway look from 1 designer whether it was Ryan Lo, Vivienne Westwood or Gareth Pugh. The designer that I have chosen was Vivienne Westwood and one of her looks from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018.

This was a very testing challenge and from the photo I chose, I envisioned the model wearing a metallic material jacket and revealing from her hand positions, the floral design underneath. So I wanted to tackle imitating the metallic material and I did that with a mix of CND’s liquid and powder as well as aluminum foil and CND’s Safety Pin. CND’s Safety Pin worked perfect in matching the material in the photo. To give more of an ideal of opening a jacket, you’ll see that I created an inner lining with buttons to give it more character. As in the picture, the jacket is revealing the floral pattern underneath which starts at the base of the nail and gradually goes from a pattern to a 3-D art representation of that floral design.

In tackling this challenge, I wanted to borrow hints of a Norman Rockwell figurine with a surreal and whimsical approach to the nail. With exaggerated buttons, I wanted the design to imitate the actual flow of worn material. I really enjoyed this challenge because it really pushed me in my desire to make haute couture, avant-garde quality work. I wanted to make a piece that would be stylish and conversational on it’s own and I think I achieved that.


For this Last Chance Challenge, I was to select a more wearable runway look from Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh, or Ryan Lo and create a 3-D nail art tip that looks like it’s straight out of the CND Design Lab.

I chose Gareth Pugh’s collection. The concept that “women never accept ‘No’ for an answer” really spoke to me.

I was always told that I needed to choose a more “realistic and profitable” career. I thought about other possible job opportunities, but nothing called to me like cosmetology. I needed to wake up every day, and love what I was doing. I knew I couldn’t live by what others wanted me to do. I needed to live for myself. I put myself through school and decided never to take “No” for an answer.

Black is the color that calls to my soul. No matter what the occasion, black always works.

Looking at the model in Gareth Pugh’s collection, I saw raw feminine power. The model herself is absolutely stunning, and I was immediately drawn to her lips. I knew I wanted that to be the focal point of my nail. I also had to use the pattern from her blazer, the design around her eyes and, of course, the pierced holes in her nails.

And the winner is…

CND’s Jan Arnold is the sole judge in the Last Chance Challenges. Jan is sent the photos to review and she has determined that Kristen’s design best aligned with

Kristen wins LLC this week!  She captured Gareth through and through! This nail is dark, clean, simple and graphic!  Absolutely spot on!

Asia, so sad to see you leave us!  Thanks for a great run! xo-Jan