The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect is a term used to explain the cohesion between things that do not seem to have any relationship whatsoever. Research focuses specifically on cause and effect: the theory poses, for instance, that the wings of a butterfly in Brazil could cause a tornado in Texas months later. Therefore, it means that ‘something small can have substantial consequences’, or ‘everything is interconnected’, if you will.

Today’s manicure is not as complicated as this theory, of course! Although, I could say that finally getting this post up could result into spring coming along, but that will happen with or without my blog, I assume 😉

Anyway, I think you might have guessed that today’s nail art is about butterflies!
It took me a while to figure out how to exactly draw a butterfly, but with the help of some photos on Google, I was able to make a few different creatures that actually kind of look like butterflies :)
I am always too lazy to make a test-design on a nail wheel or something, so my designs always contain a first try. I understand that it may seem a bad idea to not make a few drafts first, but I find it makes me kind of lose interest in the design, I don’t know (which is why I have a complete Finding Nemo nail art on a nail wheel somewhere, never having it painted on my actual nails). Part of the excitement of nail art for me comes from seeing how something turns out. I guess the surprise is just gone if I draft something first.

I just free-handed the buterflies with some blobs, dots and lines of different polishes. At first, the nails without butterflies on them were just bare blue, but I decided to give them a freestyle French edge by adding some glitter and two crossed lines, to really bring the design together. I would have liked the lines to have been a bit thinner, but that is something I still have to practice on.

Ultimately, I think I love the butterflies on my left index and middle finger the most! What about you? Do you make test designs before applying your art on your nails?

Colours used:
China Glaze – Fade Into Hue
China Glaze – Swing Baby
Essie – Urban Jungle
Essie – Liquorice
KBShimmer – I Only Have Ice For You

Happy Easter everyone and let’s hope the sun will show her face some more!

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