Saturday, September 17, 2016

The One With the Butterfly Wings


It's Saturday!  Finally!!!!!!  This week has been extremely crazy and honestly I didn't even realize it was going to be Saturday until I started drafting this post last night.  How many of you have had a week like that where you can't even remember what day it is?

Today I'm sharing with you some monarch nails.  Each year I do this design and try to switch it up a bit.  Actually, last year I think I did this look twice, once orange, and once with a sunset looking gradient.  Maybe I'm delusional due to the whole busy week and am messing up what year I did what.

This year's monarch nails are a fun neon gradient.  Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Highlight of My Summer
  • China Glaze - Too Yacht To Handle
  • Salon Perfect - Gone Sailing
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Acrylics
Wouldn't monarchs look awesome if they looked like this??  I'm sure that there is some sort of blue/minty looking butterfly, but I doubt it has a monarch pattern.  I actually wore this manicure at a butterfly release at work, and the people who came to do the program were talking about how cool it would be if monarchs looked like this.  Maybe someone can breed one....


I've owned Salon Perfect Gone Sailing for awhile now, and I have not used it enough.  I feel like it's a dupe of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise , which makes sense since Salon Perfect and China Glaze are the same company.  It's  beautiful shimmery shade which really blended with the other polishes well.


Love, love, love this gradient!  The more I look at it the more I love it.  I think I might have to re-create it and use it as a base for another design.  Although, now that I've done it with the butterfly wings, it probably won't look as good as a base for another design.  Won't know until I try!

What do you think?  Like these non-traditional monarch wings??

Until next time, <3.