"...for you have become a Butterfly"

1:57:00 PM

Hey there y'all! Ryan here from the blog Dream A Little Dream Of Polish (Now Nail'd in the South)!!! I am so honored to be doing a guest post here for Alaina and her amazing nail art blog! I hope I don't let her and you, her readers, down!  I've been wanting to try butterfly wing nail art ever since 1st seeing it on Pinterest.  And even more special and exciting for me to do my 1st really intricate nail art attempt as a guest post for my AARM sister! **inside joke** between some other good blogger girlfriends & I who are about to do a 7 day challenge together.  Anywho, here's some of the original pics I pinned that inspired me:




I loved both of the colors these nail artists used and especially loved the gradual ombre gradient of colors on the right: from pink to purple.  For my butterfly wings nails, I chose to use Orly "Lollipop" & Zoya "Charisma" for the ombre base colors and Revlon ColorStay "Stiletto" for the black lines & OPI "Alpine Snow for the white dots.  I'm not super happy with the results...I don't have precision artist painting skills, so mine don't like anything these others :( I tried my very best to make good clean fine lines, but it's no joke you need hands of a brain surgeon to do these.  They were also extremely time-consuming! They took about 3.5 hours while watching some True Blood Season 4...this was also my first time to use my new dotting tool! So without further ado, on with the show!

 I'm a little disappointed with the application/formula of Zoya "Charisma" and it dried a lot darker than the bottle.  I am really sad about that because in the bottle it looks like a neon magenta.







"Butterfly", by Mariah Carey
One of the anthems of my pre-teen years in the 90's (1997)

This is really not my best mani and maybe I should give up on intricate freehand nail art....proof that i need some stamping plates already & maybe just stick with stuff like that ;D Anyways, I can't thank the lovely sweet Alaina for letting me do a guest post on her awesome blog! What do y'all think of this? Do you think you would want to try nail art like this??  If you're a neurosurgeon, I say GO FOR IT! :D Thanks for checking it out! Follow me on my blog, on My Pinterest, on Instagram: RyCoBra and also on Twitter!  Until next time! Stay classy....

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  1. First, I want to say thank you SO MUCH for doing a guest blog post! Secondly, you did an amazing job on these!!!!! You should NOT give up on intricate freehand nail art because you did a great job. It's def a challenge, but just you wait until you see how many compliments you get on them. makes it totally worth it. I love how the gradient came out as well!!! Great job and I am forcing you to do more nail art in the future! <3 <3

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  2. that is such a gorgeous butterfly manicure! I like it in both color combos!

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    1. thank you! thank you! thank you Thalie!

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  3. This is an absolutely beautiful manicure! I love the colours you used - they're bright but not over the top. Very very lovely. :)

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    1. awwwwwwwwww thanks so much Ashleigh!!!!!!! appreciate it girl!

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  4. These are so awesome! Nice watermark too... So fancy ;)

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    1. hahahhahahhaha im glad you noticed the watermarks girl!!!!! you should be my agent ;D thanks so much girly!

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  5. This is so lovely! Beautiful colors!

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  6. Those look awesome!!! Don't give up, but you DO need some stamping plates!! They're super-awesome. :D

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