Butterfly Nails Are Taking Flight This Season & We’ve Got Proof

Chrome nails, claw clips, and frosty shadows make one thing clear: the ’90s and 2000s are back in full swing. And the most recent Y2K trend to creep onto our social media feed is butterfly mani. The trend, which has been given a stamp of approval by IT-girls like Dua Lipa and Kylie Jenner, will have you running to the salon ASAP. The butterfly mani is shaping up to be the season’s most popular nail art trend with searches for the term “butterfly nails” soaring by over 350% on Pinterest. For manicure-loving queens looking for cool vacation nail designs, the butterfly mani is the prettiest way to jazz up your nails and indulge in some modern nostalgia.

If you’ve yet to experiment with the bomb nail lewk, here’s all the inspo you’ll need. Whatever your vibe, there’s a design in here for you! Get ready to make your hearts aflutter with these butterfly nail ideas ahead.

Butterfly Nails Are Taking Flight This Season & We’ve Got Proof

The One Approved By Kylie

It wouldn’t be Hot Girl Summer without nails like these. Kylie Jenner opted for this light-pink manicure with baby pink butterflies and tiny crystals on her long-square-shaped nails

If It’s Good Enough For Dua Lipa..

The queen of Y2K glam paired blue and pink motifs with silver glitter French Tips.

Marbled Nails FTW!

Singer, Normani, finished off a marbled rose quartz mani with a purple butterfly accent on her ring finger and little finger.

Clouds + Butterflies = A Match Made In Nail Heaven

Beauty mogul Kylie Jenner once again opted for a pale lilac and cloudscape base with multi-coloured butterflies floating over the top.

Think Pink!

YouTube personality Tana Mongeau wore the nail-art trend in blue on a few accent fingers on her light-pink manicure.

Dainty And Almond

Something about this minimal mani screams ’90s nostalgia. These dainty almond-shaped nails with a sugared almond base look beautiful topped off with cutesy stickers. 

Pinks And Purples

Can’t decide between two colours? Why not both! This pretty mani takes pink and purple gradients and upgrades it with butterfly motifs. 

Perf For Glitter-Lovin’ Queens

Calling out our glitter-obsessed folks: These hand-painted glitter butterflies are statement-making and simple at the same time. We’re totes in love! 

Bare And Blue

In our 2000s trend report, we noted that butterflies have made a comeback. Did you see Dua Lipa at the Grammys? If you’re not willing to add the fun detail into clothes or accessories, we think it would make a solid addition to your manicure.

Very Peri

Shades of purple were seen all across the runways for 2022, so these nails are perfect for the season ahead. These purple butterfly nails also feature other Y2K-inspired designs to mix it up.

Screenshot all the dreamy inspo for your next manicure appointment!

Featured Image: Instagram 

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