Think you’ve got what it takes to out-polish the competition? Prove it! We’re teaming up with Revlon to find 18 of the most talented nail artists in the country to fight for the right to be our next nail-art star. After an intense nail art battle, our judges will pick one of the 18 contestants who will win an all-expense-paid trip to NYC to star in a four-part video series airing on Refinery29 this summer. The battle begins, now!

Meet the Judges

The Challenge: Black Tie

For their final hurdle, we’re challenging our contestants to bring nail art into the world of formal, red-carpet-worthy fashion! Can they use their Revlon Nail Art polishes to create innovative looks appropriate for weddings, New Year's Eve bashes, or other black-tie events? Our money’s on “yes.”

The Contestants

  • Ashley

  • Jilly

  • Kim

  • Parris & Kiri

  • Whitney

  • 3

    Ashley Crowe

    @astrowifey

    "I used the light pink from Post Modern as a base, then created Pink Glow half moons for color and contrast. Finally, I used Urban to create a delicate, Victorian-style pattern you might see on teacups or wallpaper."

  • 2

    Jilly Miscioscia

    @sorelleinstyle

    "For black-tie affairs, I say go for the gold! Using Revlon’s Nail Art Expressionist in Vincent Van Gold, I created a Baroque-inspired design suitable for any event from a wedding to the red carpet."

  • 2

    Kim Bui

    @sincerelykimbui

    "Black tie does not necessarily mean plain nails—quite the opposite! I used Post Modern and Ulterior Motif for a contrast of light and dark colors (with a little bit of glitz and glam from the glitter and detailing, of course)."

  • 3

    Parris Hodges & Kiri Jones

    @pamsandkin

    "Shine bright like a diamond. We did a glitter placement with the Expressionist duos to create ombré and glitter effects. With nails like these, who needs to watch the ball drop?"

  • 2

    Whitney Gibson

    @pushypushy

    "These were inspired by opal. I layered Revlon’s Moon Candy polishes for their gorgeous flakes and used Sheer Sweetie for translucent quality. Perfect for a blushing bride or any lady out on the town."