Congratulations to Elle-May Leckenby, Maile, Lily Fang, Nirvana and Carolina Munhoz, winners of the Love Nail Tree contest! Each have won $500 gift cards to Love Nail Tree and their stories will inspire pieces for the future Love Nail Tree collection!

Elle May's story: Everyone has dreams and passions, sometimes It take others longer to figure out what they are. I was so blessed to discover my love of photography at an early age. when I was 16 I got the opportunity to photograph my very first wedding. Read on here.

Maile's story: I've never been quite sure of where to start. From the top or from the bottom. But every night since my first love died at thirteen I sat on my roof and contemplated my willingness for life. I strolled down the streets watching night lamps crackle above me, making the gravel hard and barely noticeable. Read on here.

Lily Fang's story: Peering through the rusty jaws of the storm drain, I knelt on the side of the road, struggling to make out its dim confines. I looked up to two expectant faces. “Yeah, it’s down there—it’s in that little pouch.” “We’ll have to fetch some tools and come back. Jason, do you have stuff at your house?” Kevin asked. Jason nodded. “Yeah, we should be able to find something.” Read on here.

Nirvana's story: It's easy to say that the things you go through in life make you grow and evolve into a better person. The truth is that most of the time that isn't the case. Simply going through the motions and being present as time passes doesn't make you wiser. You have to work for it. If it was easy being wise, loving, driven and compassionate than wouldn't their be more people in the world like that. Read on here.

Carolina Munhoz's story: I’ve never given destiny a chance. I used to come across so many coincidences, always reminding myself that they were only coincidences. How many people I used to dream about, long before I knew that one day they would become such an important part of my life? How many random songs used to ramble around my head and right after that, sung softly by some stranger at the street? Read on here.