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The Painted Lady butterfly boom can be credited to a wet winter and proliferation of budding blooms—but we’re not complaining. Not only are the orange and black insects spotted migrating from Mexico to the northwest, but also on the Instagram feeds of nail artists. Here, we showcase a slew of the most eye-catching wings.

 

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Spread your multi-colored chrome wings over a nude stiletto nail extension like Pamper Artist Jas (@jasgotbars).

 

 

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Try the your hand at the rainbow nail art trend in pastels! Choose a different shade for each nail and match a similar chrome like Bel Fountain-Townsend.

 

 

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Apply two coats of glitter gel polish to the entire nail. Then use black gel polish to outline the wings. Use a dotting tool with white art gel to add spots on each wing.

 

 

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When sculpting acrylic roses, to add to your springtime vibe, work one petal at a time and cure between layers to secure your design.

 

 

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To create a watercolor effect, work with your gel polish while it’s wet to blend seamlessly.

 

 

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Choose two accent nails to each hold a butterfly wing for a flutter-ful effect.

 

 

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Ombré your base glitter color to create a butterfly wing effect.

 

—by Angelina Lewis

 

[Images: Instagram; Pamper Nail Gallery]

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