Butterfly nails with Chanel Azuré and Chanel Bel-Argus
Inspired by the name of the summer 2013 collection – L’Été Papillon, meaning summer butterfly (or is it butterfly summer?) – I decided to try out some butterfly nails for the first time.
After applying two coats of Azuré, I sponged on Bel-Argus towards the tips of my nails. I had thought that this lovely metallic cobalt blue would have made it to my nails first, but I was wrong. I’ve already worn Lilis, and I wore Azuré just the day before this. Even now I haven’t used Bel-Argus on its own. But it will get its chance!
Anyway, after sponging on the gradient, I added a fast-drying top coat and then stamped on the butterfly wings using W7 Black and Nailz Craze plate NC01. My stamping wasn’t great, so I had to extend some of my lines using my black Barry M Nail Art Pen. Finally, I added some white dots to the very tips.
It’s a long way off perfect, but I’m very proud of my first attempt at doing this kind of a manicure. And I think the Chanel polishes are just perfect colours for it.
- Colour: two coats of Chanel Azuré, sponged over with Chanel Bel-Argus
- Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
- Stamping polish: W7 Black
- Stamping plate: Nailz Craze NC01
- Dots: Barry M Nail Art Pen in White
- Final top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
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