Butterfly manicure (tutorial)

Today I have a butterfly manicure for you… with a tutorial 🙂 This is very easy to create and you can do it with so many different color combinations and finishes. Lets begin!butterflyproducts used:butterfly products

  • medium striper
  • medium dottingtool
  • (make-up) sponge
  • China Glaze Tart-y for the party
  • ANNY Pool girl
  • OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips
  • China Glaze Liquid Leather
  • Zoya Purity
  • P2 Just fantastic #040

How to:butterfly tut11. Start with a soft lilac base and let it dry completely.
2. 3. Create a gradient effect with a lilac (that’s used for the base), pink and blue polish. I like to use a soft make up sponge. Make sure you don’t use to much polish. Gently sponge the polish on to the nails by slightly sponge up towards the cuticle and down towards the tip. This ensures that the colors blend nicely in to each other. And again, less is more. So don’t exaggerate the sponging because that makes that you’ll ‘pick up’ the polish and that will ruin the gradient effect.
4. Use a medium striper and black polish to draw a half circle.
5. Draw the second line.
6. Draw four lines and make sure that they touch the above and below lines.butterfly tut27. Use a medium striper to gently create round egdes.
8. Fill in the small places around the round edges and the rest of the tip of the nails.
9. Use a medium sized dotting to create a row of white dots on the black tip. Depending on the width and length of your nails you can use a smaller or bigger dotting tool.
10. Repeat step 9 to create the second row of white dots.
11. Repeat step 9 to create the last row of dots.
12. When the design is completely dry, add a holographic top coat for extra sparkleness and you’re done 🙂 My white dots dried extremely slow and I was apparently to impatience, as you can see from the smudgy dots on my middle finger and pinky. Please take the time to let the design dry completely!butterfly1
I think this design would look stunning if you use bright holographic polishes for the base. Why didn’t I think of that before?

What do you think of this mani?
I’d love to see your version of a butterfly manicure!