Oct 30, 2011

Nail Art Tutorial: Butterfly Wings

How are you all doing? I´m a little late with the tutorial, but all of my plans for the day were messed up by one package... I will tell you about that another time ;)
Let´s get started!
 Step 1 : After applying your base coat and your base color of your choice, draw a rounded line on the right or the left side near your cuticles. Draw another line like that, but this time near the tip of the nail. The more further away the line is from the other one, the longer are your "wings".

Step 2 : With the second set of stripes we are connecting those two lines we draw before and defining the wing a little bit more :) I like to do 3 stripes to have 4 colored parts, but you can do more or less :)

Step 3 : Now the end of those colored parts (I will name them petals now :D) are to cornered, so we have to round them. I start from one side of the petal and draw a round line to the center of it and then do the same thing on the other side. I hope I described it good enough :P

Step 4 : Fill in the tip of the nail with the same color you used for the lines.
Basically you´re done with the hard part ;) Now comes the fun! ;)
Step 5 : Dots !! I just love them :D Start the first line of dots between the petals. Use a white polish for this to make a really good contrast :)

Step 6 : Do the second line of dots between the other dots, I don´t know how to describe it, but I think you get the idea from the photo. :)

Step 7 : Just place the dots til the end of your nail. You could do more or less dots, that´s up to you! :)

Step 8 : Finish it off with a TC and you are done !

This design takes some time, but it´s totally worth it ! You can experiment with some color combinations, maybe a gradient under the black polish .. just be creative :)

And here´s a example, how the end-result can look:
(the picture is from one of my previous posts)
I hope it was helpful to some of you, and if you recreate this design, let me know in your comments ;) 
Have a good night and sweet dreams! :-*


  1. Yaya amazing tutorial! Thank you =))) You'v done a great job =)

  2. Oh, I love this! Thanks so much!

  3. Thank you so much and you´re all welcome! I´m so glad you like it <3

  4. Everytime I see this design I fall in love. Yours is awesome. You make it look so easy in your tutorial ... Great look!

  5. Me too :)And thank you so much! With a little practice it is easy :)


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