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by Beth Livesay | February 26, 2015

Nail tech/blogger and self-proclaimed “lacqerhead” Emily Draher of Canton, Ohio, is perhaps better known as The Lacquerologist. What you may not know about Draher is that her other obsession besides nail polish is with NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” “I just love Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her positive attitude. It’s such a feel good show,” says Draher.

To commemorate the show’s series finale that aired Tuesday, Draher announced on social media that she was looking for fellow nail artists to share their Parks and Recreation-inspired manicures. What resulted was an outpouring of love for this television series, not to mention some pretty impressive nail art. "This is what I love about the nail art enthusiasts community...we all share common interests and can come together to talk about and celebrate things other than nails, but always through nail art," says Draher.

Draher’s look consisted of a gradient using KBShimmer, silhouette detail with It’s So Easy StripeRite, and OPI Matte Top Coat. You can read more about Draher’s finale nail art and keep up with her blog posts here.

Other partakers in the Parks and Rec nail art tribute included:

Jacki Gentry

I'm a day later than everyone else to watch the series finale of @nbcparksandrec (hurry up tonight!!) but I still wanted to join @lacquerologist for a #parksandrecmanis creation. This was inspired by one of my favorite moments on the show with Ben and Leslie at #thesmallestpark. Can't wait til I get to watch it later! #adventuresinacetone #parksnrec #parksandrec #parksandrecreation #knope #treatyoself

A photo posted by Jacki Gentry (@adventuresinacetone) on

Hannah Pearlman

Bye bye, Lil Sebastian! #parksandrecmanis this is my tribute to the series finale of @nbcparksandrec! Can you guess what each finger represents? Some of my favorite funny moments in the show #parksandrec #nails #nailart @amypoehlersmartgirls

A photo posted by Hannah Pearlman (@dalaihannah) on

Julie McCullough 

I'll be working during the @nbcparksandrec finale tonight. These waffles are for you, Knope. @amypoehlersmartgirls #parksfarewell #parksandrecmanis

A photo posted by @juldoeshernails on

Rachel Robbins

My Parks and Rec nails. Oh my gosh, @nbcparksandrec and @amypoehlersmartgirls I can't tell you how much I love this show. So many things, like waffles. #parksandrec #parksfarewell #parksandrecmanis #smartgirls #craftyfingers #nailpolish #indies #indienails #indiepolish #indielacquer #notd #nails #indiepolish411 #nailart #nailsofig #nailsofinstagram #nailpromote #nailartaddict #naturalnails #nailswatch #nails2inspire #nailartdaily #dailynailart #nailartjunkie #instanails #weloveyournailart #nailfeature #nailartoohlala

A photo posted by Rachel R (@donttouchmynails) on

Rebecca Rocha

So sad that tonight is the series finale of @nbcparksandrec . In honor of one of my favorite shows finishing up, I have created some Ron Swanson nails based on the "Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness" (google it) and things his character loved. Ron Swanson never failed to make me laugh so I will really miss him. #parksfarewell #parksandrecnails From left to right: Wood for woodworking, America, the signature hairstyle, Hunting, & Gold. Some products used: @inmnails White Porcelain, Out the Door Matte (thumb), @zoyanailpolish Hunter, Flynn, @opiproducts L.A.M.B, & deer nail vinyl from @lou_it_yourself. Farewell Parks and Rec!

A photo posted by Rebecca Rocha (@rochas_nails) on

To see all the Parks and Rec nail art tributes or to add your own, use #ParksandRecManis.

We love that Draher put a positive spin on this finale and used nail art to make us all feel a bit better. You can follow The Lacquerologist for a daily dose of feel-good posts (and polish) on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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