Butterfly nails are super cute right now! The trend started on sites like Tumblr and on TikTok, but now we’re seeing butterfly nails across locations and ages.
There’s a butterfly manicure out there for everyone. Today, I’m compiling my favorite butterfly nails and manicures for inspiration!
Types Of Butterfly Nails:
There are a few different types of butterfly nails!
Generally, you will find that butterfly nails are either confetti or drawn.
Confetti butterfly nails are quite literally little pieces of butterfly confetti that are placed on top of the nail color and sealed with a clear top coat. These create super cute designs that are fun and happy.
Alternatively, you can draw (or have you nail technician draw) larger butterflies onto each nail. These types of butterflies are more difficult to do, but they’re really pretty.
Some nail technicians have stencils to create perfect butterflies, but I recommend checking with your nail salon before booking your appointment if you have your heart set on something specific.
Lastly, you can find some really beautiful stick-on butterfly nails on Etsy!
Butterfly Nails Inspiration:
Here are my favorite butterfly manicures of this year. Some of these can be easily done at home on natural nails while others are more difficult or require acrylics.
Feel free to save any of these photos for later! Just press down then click save to camera roll.
Pink & Clear Butterflies
Yellow & Clear
Pink Stacked Butterflies
Clear With Outer Butterfly
Blue With Sparkles
Pink With Blue Butterflies
Barbie Pink With Sparkles
Neutral With Brilliant Butterflies
Soft Shimmer With Blue Butterflies
White With Orange Butterflies
Clear Confetti Butterflies
French Tips With Butterflies
Soft Purple Butterflies
Ombre With Butterflies
Nude With Butterfly Accent Nail
Yellow Tips With Butterflies
Purple With Butterfly Accents
White With Butterfly Accent
Peach With Butterflies
Light Pink With Butterfly Confetti
Blue & Clear Alternating
Blue Sparkle & Clear Alternating
Pink With Blue Butterfly Tips
Black With Butterfly Accents
With Ombre With Butterfly Confetti
Blue Butterfly Drawings