A little while back RBL asked for submissions for their dream color. I normally don't get invested in contests because I know my chances are incredibly slim. As soon as I found out about this contest, I knew I had stunning idea. I wanted something that hasn't been done before. I love gold, but I'm so used to seeing gold being paired with warmer colors like reds,pinks, and oranges. I wanted to see gold paired with a blue, and knew exactly where you see this....
My idea for a color was a bright lapis blue with a warm golden iridescent flakie. I wanted this color to emulate mosaic tiles or lapis lazuli.
It didn't get picked, which is fine. Of course, I'm bitter and disappointed. I know there were hundreds of entries. What I didn't expect was when I revealed this idea to my nail polish buddies how much they'd appreciate it and understand my attachment to it. I got so many nice messages. I had people telling me they'd buy that color if it was put out. I know it's just a silly idea, but it gave me some validation that my idea was worthwhile, and it was OK that I felt so strongly about it.
Ange from Scandalously Polished even took the time to create a version with her amazing franken magic. She even did a blog post about it today! It's gorgeous! Be sure to check it out! Maria from Cult Nails even took interest into possibly creating this color. So, maybe it will become a reality after all. :)
To be honest it means more to me to have my nail buddy friends appreciate this color. I know many of you entered as well with fabulous ideas that were not picked also. I heard many of yours and was surprised why they weren't chosen either! We're a creative bunch! If you have an idea you should talk to Ange, and she'll try to create it for you. :) In the comments section you can also share with me your idea, I'd love to hear them.
P.S. Thank you to those of you who sent my all the kind messages. You all made my day!