Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Butterfly Wing Nail Art with Models Own Polish For Tans Neon Gradient

I'm not going to do a lot of writing in today's post - I think the photos can speak for themselves!  It was meant to be a make up post today, but I ran out of time - so it's nail art again today...!  I've been meaning to do some butterfly nail art for a long time now and when I got the Models Own Polish for Tans collection, I thought it was the perfect opportunity.  I started with a gradient of the four polishes - from Bikini (yellow), to Beach Bag (orange), then Shades (red) through to Sun Hat (pink) - over a white base.  I'm often asked how to do a gradient, so you can find my tutorial here.

Models Own Polish for Tans Gradient

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For the butterfly nail art I checked out various tutorials online, but this one from Nail Art 101 is a particularly good one.  It's surprisingly easy, as long as you have a striper brush and a steady hand!  I used the Rio Nail Art Pen in black and did the white dots with a dotting tool.

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Have you ever tried butterfly nail art?  What other nail art could I try over a gradient base?  Stamping is something I do want to try...  Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Fabulous summery gradient - love it!

  2. Ooh I'm a big fan of anything to do with butterflies and this is really pretty so I might just give this a try. I'm not good with nail art brushes (unless the ones I tried from ebay just weren't very good) but I'll use a Sharpie instead x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  3. Wow this gradient looks so good ! I know 2 of models own polish for tans & I love them :)