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Let your fingers flutter with this cute butterfly-wing design.
The products I used were:

base coat - Sally Hansen Miracle Cure,
yellow - Sally Hansen Insta-dry in Lighting,
orange - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed,
red - Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Kook-A-Mango,
pink shimmer - OPI Princesses Rule!,
top coat - Konad Top Coat.

I used a plastic pick from Konad as my small dotting tool, but a tooth pick would work just as well. For the larger dots, I bent open a hair pin and used the little bubble on the end. If you've got real dotting tools, go ahead and use those, otherwise - improvise! The ends of paintbrushes or ball point pens that have dried up can work too.

Posted by Dottidal from San Francisco, California, United States • Published See Dottidal's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint an animal nail. Monarch Butterfly Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint your nails solid yellow.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Monarch Butterfly Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sponge on orange two thirds the way up your nails.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Monarch Butterfly Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sponge on red below the orange.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Monarch Butterfly Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fill in the tips with red and let dry.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Monarch Butterfly Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add a coat of transparent pink shimmer polish over the entire nail. This helps blend the colors together.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Monarch Butterfly Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    Your canvas is now ready for the wing details!

  • Step 7

    Use a black striper polish for the veins in the wings and a dotting tool with white polish for the spots. Seal with a good top coat.

    Here is the video with all the instructions from start to finish; how to paint the wing details included. This is your next step, and it is easiest to explain by viewing it in action. :)

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Anna B.
Anna B. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
love your work
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James A.
James A. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
cool
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Joy S.
Joy S. · 1 project
think I will have to try thisHappy Ruler
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Esteph H.
Esteph H. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU
cool butterflyRuler nails.
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The Petite Shop
The Petite Shop · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 16 projects
My tutorial doesnt top this Happy Great job <3
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wyonative75
wyonative75
I love butterflies and this is sooo gorgeous! Happy
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ivona.
ivona. · Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, HR · 4 projects
beautiful!
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