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!
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