Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tribute Butterfly Wings

Hi everyone!  Sorry for my slight absence lately.  I did this mani this evening in tribute of my husband's mother.  She passed away early this morning.  Her favorite color was purple, and she loved butterflies.  


I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Whisper, a very pale purple shimmer.  
Since it is such a pale color, I would normally use three or four coats to eliminate the VNL, but the next step takes care of that.  This was actually the color I used to do my mother-in-law's nails while she was asleep in her hospital room.


Using a very porous sponge, I dabbed on Essence A Lovely Secret, a medium purple shimmer, for a gradient effect.


I then used a striping polish, Kiss Black, to create the lines to form the butterfly wing appearance.  


Next, I used my small and medium sized dotting tools with Kiss White to create the Monarch style spots.  I finished with one coat of SV.


I hope you all enjoy this mani.  I know this is one that my mother-in-law would have loved.  


Happy Painting!


Colors: Sally Hansen Whisper, Essence A Lovely Secret, Kiss Black, Kiss White

34 comments:

  1. I like how this nail art turned out. You drew the butterflies so neat. Can't wait until I can do neat designs like that

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  2. Just beautiful.... What a lovely tribute

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  3. awww sweetie. im so sorry to hear about her passing. *hugs*

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  4. This is such a beautiful tribute!! I am so sorry for your loss.

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  5. It's a beautiful mani and a nice tribute. Sorry for your loss. How in the world did you get it all so even?

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  6. I am sorry for your loss and I am sure she is really proud to have an awesome daughter in law like you.
    Be strong and take care

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  7. What a beautiful idea! I'll definitely have to try it!

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  8. Wow this is so pretty and it's a beautifull idea, how sweet!

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  9. very very pretty mani! Love it!

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  10. So sorry for your loss, beautiful tribute to her.

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  11. love the mani Im so sorry about your mother in law. yall are in my prayers! :(( Im sure with you as daughter in law & your husband for a son she lived a great life ;) keep strong.

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  12. Sorry for your loss. A beautiful tribute!

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  13. So sorry for your loss. Love the butterfly nails. It's awesome that you can freehand them :)

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's mother. It makes me absolutely sick to realize that our parent's aren't invincible. The nails are beautiful.

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  15. beautiful nails with a beautiful meaning, my thoughts go to you and your family

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  16. It's gorgeous and I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. It makes me think about appreciating mine more. I love doing mani tributes and this was a great choice.

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  17. Amazing design!I love it! You are a master in this! =D

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  18. These nails are beautiful. I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.

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  19. Sorry for your loss:( What a great tribute manicure though!

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  20. i see this everywhere and have yet to do it and i love butterflies haha.. great recreation girl

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  21. I am very sorry for your loss, this manicure is a really beautiful way of reminding her positively!

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  22. I'm sorry for your loss.
    I think your manicure is lovely though <3

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  23. Hello Nicole, I am sorry to hear of your Mother In Law's passing, my thoughts are with you. I'm sure she would have loved this. x

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  24. Beautiful mani. I'm sorry for your family's loss. Hugs. <3

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  26. Beautiful tribute! Sorry for your family's lost!

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  27. The manicure is amazing, it is a wonderful tribute!

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  28. Thank you all so much! Your words of support mean the world to me!! <3

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  29. Looks great. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.

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  30. Everything about this post is beautiful! Wonderful tribute for many reasons. <3

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  31. Love the gradient under the butterfly motif. This is a beautiful manicure!

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