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Demi Lovato’s Nail Art Has A Powerful Political Message

Planning your next manicure may seem trivial compared to larger priorities — like, say, voting in the upcoming presidential election. However, the two are not mutually exclusive; in fact, one of the most of-the-moment beauty trends on Instagram is coupling nail art with the PSA to get out and vote.

So many celebs — including Demi Lovato, Kerry Washington, and Lizzo — are sporting nail art that sends a not-so-subtle political message. Ahead, we've rounded up their looks, plus every chic typography manicure on Instagram that spells out V-O-T-E. Even if you're one of the some 50 million Americans who've already voted via mail-in ballot, there's no reason you can't still wear (and post) your favorite design. It's a feel-good news distraction, and who knows? Your statement might just inspire a procrastinating follower to map out their polling strategy for tomorrow's Election Day.

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Demi Lovato is wearing blue French tips stamped with V-O-T-E lettering and a cute envelope accent, courtesy of nail artist Natalie Minerva.
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Olivia Munn makes a case for short-nail art, styling her manicure with a skinny French tip and classic capital-letter typography.
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Celebrity nail artist Kim Truong gave Kerry Washington this killer custom vote manicure using press-on nails.
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At this year's Billboard Music Awards, Lizzo tapped celebrity manicurist Eri Ishizu to create this statement look: a glossy black base with "VOTE" stamped over top.
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Editorial nail artist Taryn Granados wears her not-so-subtle shoutout with happy colors and bubble letters. Bonus points for turning the "V" into a heart.
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Match your modern and trendy acrylic tips with some old-English typography, like L.A.-based nail artist Salina Néou.
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Nail artist Betina Goldstein etched her freehand design in a groovy font and lowercase lettering.
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Here, content creator Amy Le shows that you don't need to be a skilled artist to create a cool voting manicure. All you really need is a pack of nail-art stickers.
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