Got Manicure Skills? Enter Our Inspired By Zooey Deschanel Tuxedo Nail Contest!

Zooey Deschanel Nails - Tuxedo Manicure
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It was the manicure that launched a thousand swipes! Zooey Deschanel may have helped amp up the nail art craze with her black-tie pattern at the 2012 Golden Globes, and because she's our awesome April cover girl, we're asking you: How creative can you be? Starting today, you can enter to win a beauty basket filled with CoverGirl's latest must-haves by showing us your own unique spin on Zooey's buttoned-up pattern (don't worry, we have step-by-step instructions in the gallery!). So break out the bright colors, throw on some rhinestones, or even add a boutonniere—the sky's the limit. To enter, you must be following @InStyle on Twitter, then just Tweet a photo of your mani and include the hashtag #InStyleNailArt. Three lucky winners with the most original takes on the pattern will be selected to win the amazing beauty prize. The contest ends on April 2nd, so click through our gallery for the full tutorial, and start painting today!

For the official rules, scroll down.

Must be an @InStyle follower on Twitter to enter, provided that entrant is a legal U.S. resident age 18 or older at the time of entry. Limited to one entry per Twitter account. Three (3) winners will be chosen by InStyle editors based on the originality (50%) and creativity (50%) of his or her photo creating a manicure inspired by one of the manicures originally worn by Zooey Deschanel designated with the hashtag #InStyleNailArt. He or she will receive a beauty basket from CoverGirl featuring 5 Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Glosses ($5 each), 1 LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm ($7) and 1 Clump Crusher by LashBlast Mascara ($7), which has an approximate retail value (ARV) of $39. Sponsors not responsible for any damage to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion. Items being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Consumers who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes. Promotion begins at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 27 and ends at 2:00 P.M. EST on Tuesday, April 2. SPONSOR will contact the winners by a Twitter direct message on or before Monday, April 8. Employees of InStyle/, Time Inc., or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win. The winner(s) may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and waiver of liability before prize(s) can be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including but not limited to suspicion of fraud. Void where prohibited by law. Click here to read InStyle’s privacy policy. And click here to read InStyle’s terms of service.

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