32+ Examples Of Butterfly Nails For A Happy Manicure |

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.

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Pink & Clear Butterflies

Yellow & Clear

Pink Stacked Butterflies

Clear With Outer Butterfly

Blue With Sparkles

Pink Monarchs

Pink With Blue Butterflies

Barbie Pink With Sparkles

Multi-Colored Butterflies

Lime Green

Neutral With Brilliant Butterflies

Soft Shimmer With Blue Butterflies

Periwinkle 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