37 Best Butterfly Nail Art Ideas 
Here are some fabulous butterfly nail art ideas and butterfly nails designs for you to try. Butterfly nail art is a beautiful and feminine way to show off your style. Whether you choose delicate and dainty designs or bold and bright colors, butterfly nails are sure to turn heads.
If you're looking for some fluttery inspiration, check out these butterfly nail art ideas. From pretty pastels to vibrant 3D holographic butterflies, there's something for everyone.
There's many ways to create your very own butterfly nail art manicure with the right nail art tools. Play with a subtle butterfly nail art look with polishes, or try using a polymer clay butterfly embed for butterfly nails that look like they are encased in glass.
You can even create your very own garden themed butterfly nails with dried flowers too.
With a little bit of creativity and some butterfly stickers, press on nails, gold metal butterfly charms and more, you can create stand out nails that show off your love for butterflies. Check out the ideas below to get started!
BUTTERFLY NAIL ART IDEAS
1. Hand Painted Gel Butterfly Nails
With gel polish, you can paint your nails with beautiful butterfly designs that will make you stand out from the crowd. The colors are bright and vibrant, and they last for up to two weeks or more.
One of the great things about painting your own butterfly nails is that you can create the perfect design for short nails or long nails.
2. Abstract Butterfly Nails
Again, with gel polish, you can create amazing abstract butterfly nail art by layering colors. Just be sure to apply a no wipe top coat so that your manicure will last as long as possible.
3. Nail Decal Templates
Nail art is a fun and creative way to express your personality, and there are endless possibilities for design. If you're looking for a creative way to jazz up your nails, why not try using nail decal templates?
With downloadable templates, you can create your own nail art designs that are unique and stylish.
4. Floral Butterfly Nail Wraps
Whether you're going for a shabby garden look or something a little more whimsical, this floral butterfly wrap set is perfect for you.
Plus, it provides full coverage for your nails. Great for those times when you feel like playing around with different nail art supplies
5. Butterfly Gold Metal Decals
Looking for a fresh, new way to make your nails stand out? Look no further than these beautiful gold metal decals.
Whether you want to go for a classic look or something a little more daring, these metal butterflies will help you achieve your perfect manicure. These would go amazing with red butterfly nails designs.
6. Lacy Butterfly Nails
If you are good at detailing and fine lines, these lacy butterfly nails are something you might love to try. Adding some nail art decorations can make them glittery and shining.
7. Watercolor Butterfly Nails
Watercolor nails are one of those nail art designs that takes lots of practice to get them perfect. Once you know how to use watercolors on nails, the sky is the limit to what you can do. We have a list of the best watercolor paints for press on nails if you want to try your hand at hand painting nails.
8. Summer Butterfly Nails by Luna Star Designs
Step up your nail game with these blue butterfly press on nails! Made by hand, these nails add a touch of femininity and fun to any outfit.
Whether you're dressing up for a party or just accenting an everyday look, these nails are the perfect way to make your style shine.
9. Fall Inspired Butterfly Nails
Make your nails pop with custom fall themed butterfly press on nails by Ami House Nails! They're hand-made, so you know they'll be a perfect fit for your nails.
Plus, they add a touch of warm flair to any outfit.
10. Glitter Butterfly Nails by NailsByKatieDutra
Here's a fantastic nail art tutorial that shows you step by step how to create stunning butterfly nails with glitter and gel polish. The encapsulated glitter gives these nails dimension and sparkle.
11. White Polymer Clay Butterflies For Nails
With these beautiful white polymer clay nail butterflies, you can add some extra flair to your nails with ease!
They're perfect for embedding with builder gel, so you can make them really come to life. These embeds would look great with yellow butterfly nails.
Watch our tutorial on how to use builder gel to embed polymer clay
12. Clear Butterfly Nails
These handmade press on nails are perfect for giving your look an extra bit of pizzazz, and they're easy to apply because they are press ons.
Plus, they're made from high quality materials, so you can be sure they'll last.
13. Coffin Butterfly Nails
How absolutely gorgeous are these handmade coffin nails that feature delicate little butterflies and flowers. These nails make you feel like summer just arrived.
Whether you're going out on the town or just want something different, these nails are sure to turn heads.
14. Long Coffin Butterfly Nails
Looking for an easy and fast way to have perfect nails? Look no further than these butterfly press on nails! These nails are easy to apply and will last up to a week. The baby blue design is great for those days at the beach house or out for lunch with friends.
Plus, they come in a variety of colors and styles to suit your every need.
15. Black Butterfly Nails
Born Pretty makes a really fabulous butterfly nail using their gel polishes and rhinestones for extra accents. We have a review on some of the Born Pretty nail art products like their cat eye gels, solid tips gel and more.
16. Marble Butterfly Nails by Natalie Mugridge Nail Artist
In this video, Natalie creates a gorgeous set of butterfly nails with glitter, stickers and a marble technique. What makes these really stand out is the combination of matte and gloss that she uses. Just beautiful!
17. 3D Acrylic Butterfly Nail Charms
These beautiful charms are perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your nails. They are made from high-quality materials and each charm is intricately detailed.
The set includes 100 butterflies, so you can mix and match to create your own unique looks.
18. Sexy Lace Black Butterfly Nails
Nail Queen NYC has so man butterfly nail art ideas in their shop and these gorgeous lace nails will add a touch of femininity and class to your nail art manicures.
19. Whimsical Spring Butterfly Nail Stickers
These fun and flirty nail stickers add a touch of whimsy to your nails, perfect for accenting any spring outfit.
Choose from a variety of colors and designs to create a look that's uniquely you.
20. Butterfly Nail Ring Charm
These nail rings are the perfect way to show off your butterfly manicure! They are delicate and dainty, and make your nails look effortlessly pretty.
The rings are adjustable so can fit on any sized hand or finger, making it a must have accessory that you can wear again and again.
21. Butterfly Dangle Nail Charms
Add some whimsy to your nails with these beautiful butterfly nail charms! They are great for showing off a fresh, new manicure when you want to go all out.
22. Butterfly Themed Nail Gels
These gel polishes are great for when you need a base for stamping your butterfly nail art onto. You can also use these gel polishes for butterfly stickers and to paint on your own designs.
23. Dried Flowers For Butterfly Nails
Sometimes you might want to combine some butterfly stickers with real dried flowers. You can create some stunning garden themed nail art with this dried flower kit.
You can see how we combined some dried flowers with holographic butterfly stickers for this look.
24. Gold & Rose Gold Butterfly Nails
These stunning butterfly nail sequins come in a pack of 6 different colors. You get rose gold, gold, silver, pink, holographic & light gold.
25. Butterfly Nail Art Sticker Sheets
These sticker sheets can be used with gels, acrylics, polishes and builder gels. These pretty little stickers transform your nails into delicate butterflies, perfect for fluttering across any occasion.
Whether you're dressing up for a party or just trying to add a touch of flair to your everyday look, these stickers are the simplest way to achieve an elegant and stylish nail art look.
26. Butterfly Wedding Nails
There are those times when you need a little extra. That's where 3D nail decorations come in. This set has everything you need to create a gorgeous white butterfly garden right onto your nails.
27. Butterfly Nails With Nail Polish
If you prefer to use nail polish for your butterfly nails, here's a super easy design to try. All you need is some pink, black, white and silver glitter polishes.
Step 1: Paint the entire nail with white polish, depending on your nail you might need two coats. Check out out article about the best white nail polishes.
Step 2: When the white polish is dry, paint on the pink nail polish to make the wings. Let dry.
Step 3: Take a fine liner brush and paint the border of the butterfly. Let dry.
Step 4: Add some silvery accents.
Step 5: Apply a top coat and you are good to go!
28. Stamped Butterfly Nails
If you want a ladybug nail design that's a little bit more sophisticated, try stamping. You can use a ladybug stamp or any other black and red design that you like.
29. Metal Butterfly Nail Stamp Set
If you prefer to shop on Etsy, here is a dream catcher butterfly stamping plate set. With this metal stamp, you can add beautiful butterfly designs to your nails in minutes!
The stamp is easy to use and creates a clean, professional look. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, this stamp is perfect for adding some flair to your nails.
30. Butterfly Nail Transfers
How absolutely stunning are these long coffin butterfly nails. You can easily get this design with this shop's sheets of butterfly nail decals.
They specialize in creating unique vinyl's. All of their decals come in cute packaging with pictures and instructions!
31. Blue Butterfly Nails by Luna Star Designs
Transform your nails with blue butterfly press on nails. These simple and easy to use nails add a touch of glam and fun to any outfit.
This shop has many butterfly designs to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect set of nails for any occasion.
32. White And Green Butterfly Nails
These handmade nails are a unique combination of white and green, for a one-of-a-kind look. The butterflies and gemstones make these whimsical and perfect for summer. Not only are butterfly nails fun and beautiful, they’re also a great gift idea for the nail art lover in your life.
33. Butterfly Embeds
You can incorporate these butterfly charms into your manicure ideas by either gluing them on top for a bold look for your IG photos. Another way to use these is to place them on top of a ombre design.
These acrylic resin butterfly nail art decorations are have a 3-dimensional loom that goes great with use with sequins or rhinestones.
34. Butterfly Nail Charms
These beautiful butterfly nail charms are perfect for adding a touch of femininity to your nails.
They come in many different colors, so you can find the perfect match for your outfit or mood. Pair them with lavender colored butterfly nails or a nice light blue.
Whether you're looking for a delicate accent or a statement piece, these charms are sure to add some personality to your nails.
35. Rhinestone Butterfly Nails
How about some zircon crystal butterfly rhinestones? This shop has a fully stocked inventory of nail art goodies that you will definitely want to check out.
We have ordered from them before and have a unicorn nail art tutorial using some of their products.
36. Butterfly Dangle Nails
Get creative with nail art DIY and express yourself with stunning butterfly nail designs! With this nail kit, you'll be able to enjoy nail art that is easy to customize, so you can have perfectly polished nails in no time.
37. Arctic White Iridescent Butterfly Glitter
So many butterfly ideas can be found for your nail in this Etsy shop, including white butterfly nail glitter.
Iridescent glitter is perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to any outfit. Whether you wear it on its own or use it to accentuate your other nail colors.
Thanks for reading this butterfly nail art ideas article. We hope you found some really pretty fluttering ideas for your own nails and manicures.
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