Welcome To 20 Days Of Nails. Plus: Send Us Your Nail Art Pics!

Photo by Chris Nicholls. Manicure by Leeanne Colley

We don’t need to tell you: Nails are huge. With photogs snapping nails on the runway, a full spectrum of cultish colours (not to mention decals and special effects), and a blogroll full of nail art fanatics, we’ve reached critical mass.

FLARE is celebrating all this digit(al) love with a 20 Days of Nails special. We’ll be covering everything from the hottest polish hues, nail art inspiration and runway trends to practical advice, like getting a streak-free finish and finding the best top coat. Check in a for a new story every weekday.

Plus: We want to see your nail art! Tweet us a pic of your nail design to @FLAREfashion with the hash tag #flarenails, or post to We’ll have lots of inspiration for you over the 20 days, so get creative! We’ll be posting some of the designs in a gallery at the end of our nail extravaganza, on November 4. Our favourites will receive Essie’s Fall 2011 collection, a set of six chic shades inspired by luxe handbags.