6 Butterfly Nail Art Ideas to Incorporate Into Your Summer Mani
July 27, 2020
We don’t know what it is about them, but butterflies are having a major moment in beauty right now. Butterfly hair clips and butterfly makeup looks have flooded our Instagram feeds, but one of our favorite butterfly-inspired beauty trends is butterfly nail art. Ahead, check out six ways you can rock a butterfly manicure this summer.
A Set of Butterflies
Typically, people like to make their butterfly design the accent of their manicure by applying it on one finger. But @clawsandmore shows us that you can get a whole set of butterflies and still look cute, chic and on trend. The key to not make it look overbearing is to keep the base of your manicure a neutral color, so that butterflies can be the star of the show. Try a pinky nude like Essie Stirring Secrets for a base that’s neutral but still bright.
Up Close and Personal
Take a page from @deartonii’s
book and try recreating a butterfly manicure that’s super detailed. Instead of asking your nail tech to draw the entire butterfly (or doing it yourself because you’re just that talented), try recreating a part of the wing on each finger for a macro effect.
Get creative and make your butterfly into a matching puzzle piece. Create one side of the butterfly on one finger and the matching side on the finger next to it. Talk about a really great Instagram moment!
Make It Matte
When in doubt, you can always keep your butterfly design on a single finger and make the rest of your manicure matte for an elevated look that’s still playful.
Stencil It In
You might need to enlist a professional’s help for this one, but the results will be worth it. We also love how @lastylenailsspa
paired her butterfly nail art with red lucite nails
. It’s giving us a major “I’m cute, but I bite” vibes.
Ombré Meets Butterflies
An ombré manicure on its own is already a fan favorite amongst all beauty lovers. But when you pair it with a dainty butterfly design, you get something truly stunning.
Photo Courtesy Of: @__beautybybritt