Thursday, March 21, 2013

Celebrating Spring with Butterfly Wings and Zoya's Gabrielle

Hello! I'm so happy that spring is here. Now, if it could only FEEL like it in NW Indiana I would be even happier. Even if it doesn't feel like spring, I can still wear it on my nails!

This was my first attempt at trying to do butterfly wings, so I must admit I was really scared that it would turn out horrible since my free hand skills aren't the best. I must admit, I am in love with this, borderline obsessed. I literally can't stop staring at my hand in disbelief. I can't wait to try this design over even more colors!  

I used what seemed like a billion but was probably more like 5 coats of the Dots nail polish called Light Orange on my thumb, pointer, and pinkie finger. Then I used only two coats of the Dots nail polish in Neon Orange on my middle and ring  finger. Once that dried I put a thin coat of Zoya's Gabrielle on all my fingers which gave it a really  iridescent glittery sheen. I especially liked it over the light orange. This really helped to mute the neon colors a bit. Then I used the black nail art paint to draw the lines for the wings. I actually managed to do my left and right hand reasonably similar even though I am right handed so I was THRILLED! Lastly I used my dotting tool and the white nail art paint to make the dots. What do you think?

Hope everyone gets some sunshine today! Until next time, XOXO



  1. This is so pretty! Great job on the butterfly wings! :-)

    ~ Yun

    1. Thank you so much! I think this has been one of my favorites manicures so far!