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Lady Bug Nail Art

Updated on September 24, 2014

Do It Yourself

I love lady bugs so when I saw Sally Hansen's Nail Art Pens I knew my wish to have cute lady bugs on my fingers tips was actually in reach.

If you want to do it yourself you will need:

  • Base coat
  • Red nail polish
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black
  • Top coat (essential)
If you do not have the nail art pens you will still find helpful instructions below.

Citation: unless otherwise stated graphics/images are copyright M. E. Wood.

Before You Begin

Apply a base coat to your nails followed by one or two coats of red nail polish. Let them dry completely before beginning nail art. I like to let them cure for a day. Then it becomes two small projects instead of one long one.

Making Nail Art Easier

I highly recommend giving Sally Hansen's nail art pen a try. They are a convenient no mess way of decorating your nails.

TIPS:

  • Practice drawing straight lines with a pen on paper with your non-dominant hand before starting.
  • Decorate your dominate hand first!

Step One: Draw a thin line (ladybug at rest) or a narrow triangle (wings spread).

Step One: Draw a thin line (ladybug at rest) or a narrow triangle (wings spread).
Step One: Draw a thin line (ladybug at rest) or a narrow triangle (wings spread).

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Step Two: Add head to tip of nail.

Step Two: Add head to tip of nail.
Step Two: Add head to tip of nail.

Step Three: Add spots! Don't over do it. Two to eight spots per nail.

Step Three: Add spots! Don't over do it. Two to eight spots per nail.
Step Three: Add spots! Don't over do it. Two to eight spots per nail.

Make It Longer Lasting

Always cover your nail art with a clear top coat. This prevents your art from chipping or washing away (Sally Hansen nail art pens are water soluble).

Ladybug nail art thanks to Sally Hansen!

Ladybug nail art thanks to Sally Hansen!
Ladybug nail art thanks to Sally Hansen!

More Than One Way - To Make a Lady Bug

There is more than one way to create lady bug nail art. And Youtube is full of inspiration galore. Here are some talented women who have decorated their nails with ladybugs.

Have you tried to add lady bugs to your nails? How did you make out? Have you tried any other nail art?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      gorgeous! here's my take on ladybug nails!

      polisheddiaries.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-ladybird-manicure.html

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I will absolutely be doing this ladybug nail art on myself... I love ladybugs (I have them on my vehicle and in my kitchen)... Ladybugs and Four Leaf Clovers are my 2 lucky charms :) ~BLESSED~

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I have to try lady bug nail art!

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