While this one is my first version and the one above it is the latter, as the contest holder wanted a chique logo, I made it to have a very high class make up brand feel and have to lotus flower stand as not only a flower but also like a small crown on top of the logo. However looking at the rating the contest holder gave me and at other scores of other logos. It seem Chique wasn't the look they wanted at all and it was to be more feminine. Hence the second design above which, would be more artistic feel as its more of a handwriting which could be that the logo is more like a signature. And I gave it a slant to accentuate that its more of a signature as most people would not alway do it perfectly horizontal.
Both logo's I feel like I have done my best to give them a good looking original logo. However currently they still need to decide the winner. However I do feel like most of these contest holders often have quite bad taste for a logos and mostly not even choosing something that can be called a logo as the design would be overly done or a designs that is impractical to transfer over to different mediums. As overly detailed illustrations with tons of gradients, the price for printing cards be more as its printed in CYMK and even vinyl cutting for on windows or the logo signage of the store will be just more expensive. And often most who design those kinds of logo's don't think about all the print medias especially making it overly detailed with too much color is not worth it and often can't even be translate to a Black White version without looking odd. However I would try to never exceed over 3 colours and easily be used even monotoned colours. But have to say currently there are tons of new designers who doesn't know the essence of what a logo is, and tons of start up company who don't know what a logo is either and how it can effect the company choosing a certain look and overal trying to print out in different media. As a printed vinyl sticker cost much more and have much more steps to it when making it, its much cheaper to cut out the right color and shapes for coloured vinyl then having to print the colours.