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Holographic butterfly nail decals tutorial

Hello! It’s been a while since I last uploaded a tutorial but I got a fun idea the other day and created the holographic butterfly nail decals tutorial based on that idea.

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For the look I used Cirque Colors Memento Mori (swatched here) as a base and Color Club Eternal Beauty, Miss Bliss, Over the Moon and Angel Kiss for the butterflies.

A vital item for the butterflies was a butterfly shaped hole punch which I got from Hobbycraft. I also used non-stick paper and top coat.

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To create this look I first applied two coats of holographic polish on a non-stick paper and topped it all with top coat. While it was drying I applied back polish on my own nails. I then cut out holographic butterflies using the paper punch. I applied one coat of top coat and placed the butterfly decals in the wet layer using tweezers. I then topped it all up with another layer of top coat. 

You can also check out the video below to see how it all went down…

I think that’s a great nail art solution for people who can’t be bothered to stamp or freehand but want detailed patterns on their nails. Buying a hole puncher is saving money in long run because you can use it over and over which you can’t with water decals or nail vinyl’s.

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I hope you liked my Holographic butterfly nail decals tutorial! xxx

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  1. Frankie Hunter

    wow what an awesome idea! I would never ever have thought if something like this!

    thank you so much for sharing!

    BTW the holo butterflies look awesome!

  2. julia

    I have Never seen something like this! Your nails look great!!

    Xxx J

    • Admin

      Thank you!

  3. Robin

    These look so pretty and magical! I love it Ave :) I’ve thought of doing this with a paper punch, but I always wondered if the paper punch would rip the decal while punching – I’m glad to hear it worked well for you!
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    • A.J.

      Thank you!

    • Admin

      Thank you!

  4. Jeanatte

    So cool looking and such a simple tutorial! I think I need to go find some paper punches in random shapes now!
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  5. Wendy Stanbury

    Wow! Thanks for sharing, what do you use as non stick paper?
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    • A.J.

      Thank you, I use the paper that you pull off from Royal Mail dangerous goods sticker lol but bakin paper etc any non stick stuff should do ;)

  6. Vickie Meador

    Very beautiful!

  7. Erika

    beautiful! where can I buy this item x create butterflies? Thanks

  8. Lorella

    Vorrei avere informazioni per acquistare questo articolo

    • A.J.

      Hi, Sorry I don't understand what you are saying :(

  9. Craftynail

    I had fun-shaped hole punchers on my xmas list but no one got them for me. Next year I will have to show my list to someone other than my boyfriend i think. LOL
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