Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DIY Nails: Butterfly Wings

Butterflies are such beautiful, interesting creatures. They are so inspiring and they had to be used in some type of artwork which just happened to be on my nails. I actually saw a picture of a butterfly nail design and I just had to recreate it with my own twist! All you need for this nail design is a bright nail polish color such as the pink, black nail polish as well as a black nail striper, and white polish. You also need a dotting tool or a tooth pick.
  1. Begin with clean nails and coat them with a clear base coat. This will help your nail polish show up more vibrant and stay on longer.
  2. Coat your entire nails with a bright nail polish of your choice. Use about 1-2 coats.
  3. Take your black nail polish or striper and paint a small section on the side of each nail.
  4. Continue the line across the tip of your nail in a diagnol line.
  5. Take your nail striper and draw a diagnol line from the bottom corner to the top corner of your nail.
  6. Draw 3 slighty curved lines conntecting your original black lines. Let the nails dry.
  7. Take a dotting tool or tooth pick and put polka dots across the tips and side of your nails. Let the nails dry.
  8. After your nails have dried, coat them with a clear top coat and continue to let them dry.
This nail tutorial is actually very easy to recreate and requires very few materials. Remember to be patient and practice makes perfect when trying out new nail designs. Be sure to show off your lovely mani!


  1. Oooh fab nails!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo


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