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MAY 2017

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MAY 2017 | NAILS MAGAZINE | 113 THE NEXT PICASSO Sarah Elmaz , Melbourne, Australia | @getbuffednails Sarah Elmaz did an amazing thing in last year's NTNA — for the challenge honoring Picasso's birthday she combined a favorite rendering of Mickey Mouse (by artist Tim Rogerson) with Picasso's bold, abstract style. The results brought her in second place that week and she ended up being 2nd runner-up for the entire competition. Elmaz' modified set kept the playful cartoonlike aspect as well as the bold colors and lines. Now, though, the palette is restrained and artful negative space contributes to the set's wearability. Some highlights: Index finger has shapes painted and colored in with gel-polish, followed by a matte top coat. The ring finger is a negative space heart, surrounded by outlines made with gel-polish and a matte top coat. Get inspiration from the current NAILS Next Top Nail Artist competition by going to ORIGINAL MODIFIED FOR SALON ORIGINAL MODIFIED FOR SALON STEAMPUNK'D Danielle Costantino, Cranston, R.I. | @nailsbydanielle Costantino had so many clients request a version of her steampunk nails from NTNA S. 2 that she came up with a few different ways to recreate them. "I filled the nails with Akzentz Pro-Formance gel and polished them with Luxio Almondine. I used glitter to fill in some nails with something pretty, but easy and fast. I used acrylic to create a vintage 3-D rosette. This particular rose is very easy and quick for me to make in the salon. I used a decal to recreate the clock I painted in my original design. I also used decals to imitate the newspaper aspect of the design. I finished it off with a few crystals and watch gears. It was a cute and simple way to add some bling. It took me 30 minutes extra to do the art in this set, when the original version took me two days."

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