Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A collection of designs that didn't make it into Nails Magazine

I was excited when I saw Nails Magazine make a call for submissions on their Facebook page. I left a link to my blog and got a response very quickly. Turns out they wanted a nail design using the spring colors I discussed last time. I could submit more than one if I wanted, but that was entirely up to me.

Of course, once I got started mixing I couldn't stop at just one nail. I made a few, and submitted three. Only one was selected, but I figure I may as well share the others as well, right? Even if they didn't turn out all that well...

First, let's start with the one I didn't send. I had all sorts of ideas for this one, but none of them actually seemed to work. I eventually spangled the heck out of it, but I still need to get photos of that one. This is a simple pieced design outlined in black. I like the poppy red on the right bottom corner of the photo, and I really like the peapod green. I'm just not sure about all these colors together on one nail like this! Still, it could be much worse... I've worn much worse!

Then there's this one, and I'm not even sure what to call it. A bizarre rethinking of French tips? I really like the butterscotch color, even if it doesn't seem to like me back. That poppy red again really works well with it, too, even if the peapod green sort of vibrates oddly between them.

It's not that I don't like this one... I do. I'm just not sure about it. It's not a style I do and then think, "WOW, I love this one!!"

However, this last one? Yea, I love this one. It's my favorite of the bunch, although it's pretty obvious why they didn't pick it for spring...

 A black base coat made those spring colors absolutely pop. What can I say... I love the way they look against that deep background. They almost reminded me of candy, somehow! Maybe black isn't a color one  traditionally associates with springtime, but I think this totally works!

So there we go... the other nails I did and submitted. What do you think... would you wear any of them? Leave a comment with your feedback, I'd love to know what you think!

Mixing colors is so much fun!
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