Rainbow Nails – Day 9 #31DC2016

Rainbow Butterfly Nailart #31DC2016

Rainbow Butterfly Nailart #31DC2016

Day 9 of the 31 day nail challenge is rainbow nails.  As pretty as they are, I hated this challenge, who wants to use 7+ polishes in a look.  But I guess that is why it is a challenge.  I decided on a rainbow gradient with butterflies from one of the newer square Born Pretty stamping plates. As much as I thought I had a lot of blue and green polishes, turns out I have a lot of ones that will not work, like Zoya PixieDust or just not the right shade so a mix-match of polishes here.

Rainbow Butterfly Nailart #31DC2016

Polishes used for the rainbow gradient:

  • Zoya Mira.
  • Zoya Prim.
  • Bourjois So Lacque Adora Bleu.
  • Maybelline Color Show Tenacious Teal.
  • Sinful Colors Let’s Meet.
  • Essie Roarrrrange
  • Quo by Orly Freshly Cut

I used a base of a light pink polish that I forgot to write down, it has a pearly finish and is less obvious than white but still makes colours pop.  Stamping was done with Born Pretty’s black stamping polish and BP-X08 plate.

Rainbow Butterfly Nailart #31DC2016

Starting with a decent amount of latex barrier because rainbow gradients are messy.  Sadly, I messed up my ring finger and the gradient was at a slightly different angle the second time.

Rainbow Butterfly Nailart #31DC2016

Once the rainbow gradient dried I added some butterflies using BP-X08.  These plates are a bit too small for my nails, even at the length they are so I would not recommend them if you have longer nails.  Some of the images like the butterflies on this one work well at any length but the other images are small and mostly squared rather than longer rectangle images.

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10 Replies to “Rainbow Nails – Day 9 #31DC2016”

  1. I kinda love it before the cleanup!

  2. Oooh, I love this! Beautiful!

  3. Love it! Wish I had the patients to do this type of mani

  4. I love this mani, butterflies are my fave!

  5. This mani is lovely! I love that base you put together!

  6. This is beautiful! Very etherial felling.

  7. Such a bright, fun mani!

  8. This is a really, really pretty look. It looks like a sunset!

  9. I sooo love the butterflies!!

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