Started with base coat OPI, dries quick and even, I love it!
Base color, Wet 'N' Wild Fast Dry- The Wonder Yellows, semi sheer and shimmery lemon yellow color. Easy application, dries pretty quick so like the others it can get a little tacky so apply evenly and quick for the coat. I did a single coat with heavy application at the part of my nail closest to my cuticles.
Sponge & tip color, Fresh Paint- Lucky. So for the gradient look that I see most of these butterfly manis have.. I tipped my finger with the Fresh Paint- Lucky and then used a small pored sponge to blend it to the base color. Looked like this:
Once this dries, and it does fast, I got out my black nail art detailing brush. I use Color Club nail art in black. This brush is nice and long and thing, great for detailing. It dries pretty quick and flat so I tried to work quick. Every 2 or 3 nails I like to close up the bottle and roll it between my hands a few times to keep it from drying around the brush and top of the bottle. I started with the outlining and then the veining of the "wing" design. For the tip of the finger, on the black, I dotted with another Color Club nail art pen in white. If my nails were a little longer I would use my dotting tools (which if you don't have a nail supply store you can do what I did ad get them in a craft store near the clay tools). For the white dots on the tip I did... one large, 2 medium, and a few tiny dots to fill in. For a first time go at this mani design, I impressed myself! I couldn't stop showing everyone today and I got pretty picture happy so I won't put all here but a few. I ended up with this as the finished product...