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Butterfly Stamping Decals | Orange, Purple, Green | 40 Great Nail Art Ideas

I have some butterfly stamping decals for 40 Great Nail Art Ideas. The colour theme this time is orange, purple and green, and my own pattern type is decals.

So I’ve made some butterfly stamping decals, and have painted my butterflies in orange, purple and green. I don’t think there are any green butterflies are there? I have used some artistic license there!

The butterflies are stamped using ÜberChic Beauty 3-01. I am a newcomer to ÜberChic Beauty plates. I have admired them from afar, but I am always very wary about buying from abroad, so I hadn’t taken the plunge. Until She Sells Seashells started selling them, that is!

Butterfly stamping decals
Butterfly stamping decals

Having stamped onto a mat, I then coloured the images in using a variety of polishes. I used two different shades for each butterfly, and some have different colours at the top section and bottom section, and with others I have tried to gradient the colours. It wasn’t completely successful. Plus, my purple looks a bit blue. I can assure you I used a lilac and a purple, but my camera seems to have interpreted the colours differently.

Butterfly stamping decals
Butterfly stamping decals

I am really not very good at applying stamping decals. I always get bubbles and smudges. These aren’t too bad, but still not perfect. I thought I’d make them matte too, and much prefer that to the shiny version. It also lessened the bubbly effect, so improved the overall look!

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff
  • Butterflies: Barry M Satsuma, Barry M Mango, Revlon Emerald, Barry M Key Lime, Barry M Plum, Barry M Prickly Pear
  • Stamping polish: Konad Black
  • Stamping plate: ÜberChic Beauty 3-01
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl, then Barry M Matte Top Coat


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Green dots (52 Week Challenge)

In the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge this week the themes are dots and 3 shades of purple. I told my son I was going to do a dotticure, and he picked me out some blues. But I – rather uncharacteristically – chose to go with green. I’m not a lover of green, but I’m beginning to like it when it’s used in nail art (rather than as a plain manicure).

This is done mainly with Barry M polishes: a base of Coconut, then dots in Olive, Key Lime, Spring Green and Watermelon. There are also a couple of dots of Barry M Lime Green in there too, but it was a bit too sheer, so I abandoned it fairly rapidly. The only non-Barry M polish is Essie Navigate Her.

Dotted green nails
Dotted green nails using Barry M Coconut, Watermelon, Key Lime, Olive, Spring Green, Lime Green and Essie Navigate Her

I’m using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri as my go-to top coat at the moment. I’ve realised that a top coat will fall out of favour with me once it starts to get towards the end of the bottle and it begins to get a little thick. Regardless of the brand, this seems to happen. So currently I’ve been using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri after a long period of religiously using HK Girl. However, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri isn’t as good at not smearing artwork, so I used my (rather thick) bottle of HK Girl this time around.

Dotted green nails
Dotted green nails using Barry M Coconut, Watermelon, Key Lime, Olive, Spring Green, Lime Green and Essie Navigate Her

 

 

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Coconut
  • Dots: Barry M Olive, Barry M Key Lime, Barry M Spring Green, Barry M Watermelon, Barry M Lime Green, Essie Navigate Her
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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60s Psychedelic Swirls Skittle (52 Week Challenge)

The themes this week in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are ’60s and matte/texture. I’ve gone with the ’60s. I have been trying to combine two prompts if possible, but I couldn’t bear to mattify these 60s psychedelic swirls, so left them glossy.

These are done using the dry marble / needle drag technique, as inspired by a fairly recent manicure by @sevta_sanders on Instagram (although I’ve done this differently to hers). I painted a thickish coat of base coat first, then immediately lightly placed a wide stripe of the other colour down the middle of my nail. Then with my smallest dotting tool – the one that’s practically a point – I pulled through the polish, circling from the outside inwards to the centre. I had to work quickly to get this look, and I re-did the blue and orange one about five times before I was happy! Also, because I could only do one base coat, I chose Barry M polishes, which are pretty opaque, especially the Gellys.

I am actually a child of the sixties, but I wasn’t really old enough during the decade to know if this look is right or not. Are they fab, cool, far out, hip and groovy enough do you think?

60s psychedelic swirls skittle
60s psychedelic swirls skittle using Barry M polishes

 

 

52 week challenge

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Index: Barry M Bright Purple and Barry M Lemon Ice Cream
  • Middle: Barry M Pink Punch and Barry M Cyan Blue
  • Ring: Barry M Blood Orange and Barry M Key Lime
  • Little: Barry M Damson and Barry M Mango
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Dotted flowers with Barry M polishes

I wanted to do a dotticure on my Key Lime manicure, but I chickened out a bit and went for the safe option of some flowers. I know how to do flowers, you see. Whereas I’ve never done a “plain” dotticure and the prospect is very daunting. I fear that I wouldn’t get the dots all the same shape, or aligned and spaced correctly.

So flowers it was, and I chose some other Barry M polishes to complement the Key Lime and keep it all in the Barry family!

I firstly dotted the petals with Matt White and then added the centres using Lemon Ice Cream.

I didn’t think it was all that special to be fair. Every time I looked at it, I thought the flowers looked like tiny fried eggs, which made the manicure somewhat comical in my eyes. But I received some really lovely compliments about it – so maybe I was wrong 🙂

Dotted flowers Barry M polishes
Dotted flowers using Barry M polishes: Key Lime, Matt White and Lemon Ice Cream

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Key Lime
  • Intermediate top coat: Seche Vite
  • Dotting: Barry M Matt White and Barry M Lemon Ice Cream
  • Final top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Barry M Key Lime

Finally, it’s summer! Or it seems to be today. The sun is shining and it’s even quite hot. To celebrate, I’m wearing a very summery shade today: Barry M Key Lime.

Key Lime was launched fairly recently and is one of the Gelly Hi-Shine polishes. I do like them. They usually take only one coat and are really shiny, even without top coat.

I used two coats for this manicure. You could probably get away with one thick coat, but I tend to do two thinnish coats and use the second coat to ensure I’ve got a nice even line at the cuticle edge.

I’m really not a green lover, but I do like this polish. It stands out and is really cheery and bright. Brights tend to suit my colouring … and I love to stand out!

Barry M Key Lime
Barry M Key Lime

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Key Lime
  • Top coat: Seche Vite

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