I submitted this an my entry:
Collared Nails by Simply Rins
With this as my inspiration:
And guess what? I won!
Prizes include a gift certificate from Beauty and Butter nail salon and a guest column featuring a full tutorial of the winning nail design at megastyle.ph. I remember reading the contest mechanics that the feature would be published on the magazine. I might have read wrong.
I received the email notification of my winning last month and surprisingly, I was asked to create a different nail design. The idea was the same. To create a nail art based on fashion trends. But this time, I was asked to browse through designer collections that were included in the Philippine Fashion Week 2012.
Initially, I felt unenthusiastic to create another nail design. But it still remained an opportunity for me to reach out and inspire to aspiring or fellow nail art enthusiasts, so I created another nail art.
This is what I submitted for the guest column:
Lined Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
The feature that includes a full nail art tutorial (with photos) can now be read HERE.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible. My special thanks to megastyle.ph for this byline that they included below the feature:
Rina Alcantara is an award-winning beauty blogger from Manila, Philippines. Her website, www.rina-alcantara.com ("Simply Rins") features great nail art tutorials and designs that are beyond wonderful! Check out her site or follow her on Twitter @simplyrins.
This is simply overwhelming.