I'm so excited to finally announce the winners. It's been such a fun month, I've loved seeing all the entries, and so many of you seemed excited about the awesome prizes that China Glaze, wowsocool.com, and Nailene provided for the contest!
I had originally decided to narrow it down to a few and place a poll on the site so people could vote, but I had a few people voice concerns about the fairness of this way of choosing the winners. Most thought that the most fair way would be for me to choose personally, so that's what I've done. This was incredibly hard because every single one was so fun to look at, and everyone deserves a shout out for their designs and for taking the time to photograph and send them! If you haven't already checked them out, all of the entries are here, and will remain there indefinitely to inspire us all.
1st Prize Winner : Mae Espiritu's Aquarium - I loved the intricate work here. Every nail was different and unique and very beautiful. I liked the fact that she used several techniques to achieve this design. Make sure to check out the entries page to see what she used.
2nd Prize Winner: Camelia's Daffodils - I loved that this design is very simple but also very bold. It seemed almost like a fun play on a French manicure, and I adore it.
3rd Prize Winner: Nikki's Spongalicious - Nikki hand painted this design with acrylic paints over a base of a mixture of China Glaze Aqua Baby and Snow. The attention to detail here is mind-blowing, and the characters likenesses are crazy accurate.
The extra point giveaway winner : April Brooks
April, you'll be receiving a surprise mixture of nail care goodies from Finger Paints, Charlotte Russe, SinfulColors, and more!
Congratulations to all the winners, and big props to all who entered. You guys made this so much fun and I hope we can do it again next year! Another special thanks to the sponsors of the giveaway; China Glaze, wowsocool.com, and Nailene!