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Where in the World: The Top 3 and the Bottom 3

The second OPI NTNA All Stars challenge included 3-D artwork inspired by a destination collection. The Top 8 were allowed to choose the OPI destination that inspired the 10 nail tip design. The winner of this challenge receives a $500 travel gift card so they can journey to a dream destination.

In alphabetical order, the Top 3 are:

Deanna: The judges agree that you mixed franchises flawlessly. The toothpick tutorial is clever, as are your custom lacquer creations and typography. This set was vibrant and fun, and definitely had us California dreaming!

Julie: OPI loved that you used almost the entire portfolio to make this detailed design come to life. The judges were blown away by your building and intricate artwork. Absolutely mesmerizing!

Melisa: You took us on the road with you, and what an enjoyable journey! Your acrylic skills speak to your professionalism and your video shows off your fun personality. You told a story through your nail art while making it a cool homage to all things California.

The following artists can breathe again. They are in the middle of this week’s pack and are safe. Congratulations to:

Emily: Thank you for zooming in more closely this week. We enjoyed seeing your underwater creations come to life! Keep those pro tips coming, as OPI loved them. Everything from the colors to your octopus in particular, glistened as if underwater. The whole set was realistic and beautiful.

Trisha: The judges thank you for saying which tip was which in your video. Your hula girl was so impressive and the final look is very clean. Make sure on your videos you are at less of a side angle and nearer to your artwork, so that can be the focus. Mahalo!

Unfortunately, there always has to be a bottom group. The bottom 3, in alphabetical order, are:

Carly: Your video was adorable, as were the cherry blossoms you showed us. Overall, the judges felt you could have incorporated more detail in your piece and in your video. The judges would have liked to know about your acrylic ombre creation, for example. It was a risk choosing shorter tips and thus limiting your canvas. In this case, we don’t think it paid off, but applaud your risk taking.

Danielle: We all agree you chose a hot topic for this week’s challenge and raised awareness in your video. The koalas were adorable! The judges feel this was a missed opportunity though, when it came to all the empty space in the design.

Liza: Your usage of tips to represent the floor and ocean were well-played. As always, your hand painting shined through when it came to detailing the sea creatures, especially the turtle! Staying in frame will really help engage the viewer that much more and make your process easier to follow.

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