For the money, few things match nail art's incredible potential for personal expression. Every amateur nail artiste knows that those teeny-tiny canvases at the ends of your fingers — where you get to showcase a mix of skill, taste, and talent that's totally, 100% your own — are 10 little windows into your fashionable soul. That's why we're giving you the platform to bring your polish to the people and let the whole world see who you are.
With love (and lacquer) from Revlon, we've launched Nail Art Nation — an open-call contest for the best nail art out there for a glorious prize. All you have to do to enter is tag an Instagram snap of your work with #R29NailArtNation. With that, not only will your pic appear on the Nail Art Nation homepage on Refinery29, but you'll be entered for a chance to be one of 20 contestants.
Each of our worthy competitors will receive a full supply of the latest Revlon products, including its amazing new line of Revlon Nail Art dual-ended bright Neon, iridescent Moon Candy, and luscious Expressionist polishes. With their kits, we'll give these candidates tough challenges that will determine who has the technical know-how, style sense, and artistic chops to host her own nail-art video on Refinery29. That's right, your best nail art could win you a ticket and hotel stay in NYC so you can film a starring role in one of our videos, filmed here at R29 HQ! Exciting, yes?
Even if you aren't one of the talented 20, you can still participate by following our contestants and voting for which artist has championship-level skills.
Now, there's a lot of work to do and not a lot of time to do it in, so get on over to Nail Art Nation headquarters here for more details, inspiration supplied by fellow contestants, and the chance to vote for your favorites. Good luck, everyone. You'll need it.
Start your nail-art campaign here.
Nail Art by Christina Rinaldi of Prima Creative
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh