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Avoid using quick-dry nail polish.
With high quantity of formaldehyde and alcohol to make your nails dry and split easily, it's better to skip such polish. A faster, more healthier way of drying your nails faster is to dip your newly-polished nails in a bowl of cold water.

In the world of nail art, there's never a dearth of ideas to 'wow' us. From vibrant colors to vivid designs, nail art has gone to a whole new level. No matter how long or short your nails are, you can find amazing and creative ideas to bring life to your nails.

The slideshow below presents 14 gorgeous butterfly nail art ideas that are capable of brightening up a dull day.

Sexy Butterfly Nails

Browse through the images given below and pick your favorite(s). But it doesn't end here. Either take the design to your nearest salon, try working on the design yourself, or find cute decal stickers to complete the manicure.

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  • White Acrylic Nails with Colorful Butterfly Nail Art
  • Red Nails with Green Butterfly Nail Art
  • Dark Purple Nails with Black Butterfly Nail Art
  • Red Nails with Gold Butterfly Nail Art
  • White Acrylic Nails with Gold Butterfly Nail Art
  • Lavender Nails with Purple Butterfly Nail Art
  • Blue-green Nails with Pink Butterfly Nail Art
  • Silver Nails with Black Butterfly Nail Art
  • Blue Acrylic Nails with Blue Butterfly Nail Art
  • Polka Dot Blue Acrylic Nails with Colorful Butterfly Nail Art
  • Black Nails with Colorful Butterfly Nail Art
  • Shimmer Blue Nails with Blue Butterfly Nail Art
  • Yellow Acrylic Nails with Black Butterfly Nail Art
  • White-pink Nails with Gold Butterfly Nail Art
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Step-by-Step Butterfly Nail Art Design

As you can see below, we have provided the steps to create a monarch butterfly nail art at home. All you need to do is follow the instructions and images given below.

Step 1

Monarch Butterfly Nail Art Step 1

Begin by applying a coat of clear nail polish as the base. Next, apply 1 - 2 coats of red nail polish.
Step 2

Monarch Butterfly Nail Art Step 2

Draw a small arch on the left side of the nail, and then make extending lines coming out of it.
Step 3

Monarch Butterfly Nail Art Step 3

Again draw small arches to connect all the lines from above.
Step 4

Monarch Butterfly Nail Art Step 4

From the top, fill the area with black nail polish.
Step 5

Monarch Butterfly Nail Art Step 5

Now, once the nail polish has dried properly, apply small white dots on top. Let the dots dry as well, and finally, apply a coat of clear nail polish on top to seal the design.

Repeat the steps on all the fingers to get beautiful-looking manicure. Even though the steps were given on red nail polish, you can apply your favorite color as base. Depending on that, you can easily select the color(s) for drawing the butterfly design.

Finally, all we'd like to say is - have fun, be creative, and take good care of your nails. And of course, feel free to share your experience of this manicure with us.