We announced our First Nail Competition a few weeks ago and we received tons of great submissions.
We think this year is most definitely the year of the lash and the year of the nail. There have been so many terrific nail lacquers and innovations, from the crackle variety to the popular Sally Hansen nail strips that nails now have more beautiful choices than ever before.
Take Chanel for example. Did they simply have to tease us with that glittery Peridot nail lacquer for Fall 2011? It’s enigmatic, strong, powerful. We can’t wait to try our bottle once it arrives.
We started BeautyStat’s first nail competition and opened it across several categories: Nail Art, Strips (including Sally Hansen and Incocco appliques and the like, but no Minx entries because they’re done by professionals).
The judge of this competition, celebrity nail stylist, TracyLee (who also has the @LuxebyTracylee handle on Twitter) picked the top finalists from all the outstanding entries, and had a hard time picking out the best of the best. She told us, “The criteria I chose was: overall creativity, neatness, difficulty in the DIY design to do on yourself, the clarity of the photos, and of course, I researched entrants to make sure they were not pros (some were).”
TracyLee picked out 12 fabulous FINALISTS and then we opened up the voting to you the fans, to pick the 3 winners. So without further adieu, below are the WINNERS.
Danyal’s pic below:
Danyal says, “The technique is water marbling. My base coat I always use is OPI Original Nail Envy. I did one coat OPI Alpine Snow’ for the base color. I used Sally Hansen ‘Calypso Blue’, Sally Hansen ‘Back to the Fuchsia’ and Sally Hansen ‘Black Out’ for the design. Then I topped it off with Out the Door ‘Northern Lights’ glitter in silver. To top it off I used Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat.”
Melissa says “I’m so excited for this opportunity to show you DIY nail art that’s a “greener” approach. I’m all about going green and feature many simple ways to incorporate a greener lifestyle into every day life. This one involves newspaper instead of going out and buying the popular nail decals/strips. I used orly’s “pure porcelain”, 91% rubbing alcohol, newsprint, and mavala base & top coat”. I posted the video tutorial along with more photos on my blog seen here.
Fishing 4 Beauty below:
Fishing 4 Beauty says, “I used the Base Coat: Seche Clear, Nail Lacquer: 10 Professional 458 Moonlight, 2 coats, Hand painted lace (ring finger & thumb): Sally Hansen French Manicure Natural White. Top Coat: Seche Vite
CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! Each of you will be receiving a boat load of nail polishes and treatments from luxury brands including Lumos, Non-Toxique and Priti NYC (each winner will get a set worth over $150!).
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