Have you heard of the Bundle Monster Create Your Own 2014 Contest? You can submit up to ten original designs to Bundle Monster for consideration. The company will select their favorites and those will be the designs they’ll use for their next set of nail stamping plates! I am submitting 9 images (right before the deadline)! The last day to enter is March 31st, 2014. They didn’t say if they wanted all submissions on one pic, or separate pics? So I decided to go with 9 separate jpegs sent via one email. Hope that’s okay!
Here’s what I came up with! I drew them on paper and then flatbed scanned them. I had to brighten them up in photoshop a little bit since the pencil marks looked smudgey. I am not really good at drawing, especially small things like these (I wanted to make sure they’d fit on a nail). But these came out okay! I think the frog is my favorite. And even though it’s really simple, I think my magic wand is kinda cool! In fact, I could actually go for a magic wand on my nails right now!
I can’t wait to see what the final collection will look like this year. 😀
Happy New Year!!! Here are my new years eve nails for the N.A.I.L. linkup! I went with a mix-match snake skin manicure. I used two different magnetic polishes in this design and I also hid ‘2014’ in there as well. 🙂
GREEN NAILS- My green nails were painted with Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin nail polish in a green shade called Force Field. I applied one coat and let it dry. Then I applied the second coat and then immediately held the included magnet over top. The magnet reacted with the polish and created such an amazing criss-cross snakeskin effect (see my other post about Force Field here). This is probably my absolute favorite magnetic polish & magnet of all time! I also applied some pearl-toned studs to these nails for a feminine sexy touch.
BLACK NAILS- These nails were painted with China Glaze Liquid Leather. Then I stamped MoYou Pro 05 snakeskin design over half of these nails using a silver magnetic Orly polish called Paint on Electron. I’m so glad that the silver stamped so well! The puny Orly magnet that came with the polish really sucks…so I’m happy to find another use for Paint on Electron which didn’t even require a magnet. *Another thing to note about stamping with magnetic polish- it didn’t smudge at all when I applied topcoat!
Oh and about the hidden ‘2014’- I placed my studs strategically to represent the year 2014– I put 20 studs on my right hand and 14 studs on my left. 🙂 I also patterned my nails differently on each hand just for effect.
Do you think magnetic nail polish has a fun ‘party feel’ ? I love it and I think it’s just perfect for the holidays. Plus, I did magnetic nails last new yrs eve… so I’m sorta keeping up with traditions by doing another one tonite. These nails are also just in time to say goodbye to the SNAKE. Au revoir 2013, year of the snake! Bonjour 2014, year of the horse!
While we’re on the topic, I’d like to show you a pic of my new horse calendar for 2014. I got it as a Christmas present from my uncle! Isn’t it purty?
I look forward to a new year! See you in 2014!
View the other N.A.I.L. entries here:
N.A.I.L. December Theme 1 – Snowflakes
N.A.I.L. December Theme 2 – Shopping
N.A.I.L. December Theme 3 – Winter Solstice
N.A.I.L. December Theme 4 – Festive French Manis
N.A.I.L. December Theme 5 – New Year