My base gradient is China Glaze Bahamian Escape (light blue) and Grape Pop (purple), then on top I added a sheer American Apparel polish and a purple Colorama jelly to sort of soften it and blend a little more. Then I just added some fimo slices, easy peasy! The sliced butterfly idea is from Copy That, Copy Cat - a really amazing Australian nail art blogger (she doesn't post very frequently anymore, but her stuff is seriously soooo great; she was such an inspiration to me when I started blogging and she does a ton of inventive concepts and detailed freehand stuff). I added some silver dots to sort of tie everything together and give it a little more depth; and to tie the rest of the nails to the rando nail sticker I put on my pointer.
Now about these fimo slices; I didn't want my precious new indie polishes to travel alone, so I added on a large wheel of fimo slices to my Dollish Polish order - probably over a year ago (a hella long time). They are unevenly sliced and very thick. I would definitely recommend buying rods vs. pre-sliced so that you can cut them the way you want. When I sliced the butterflies in half down the middle to prop them up, it was very easy to do with an X-acto knife, so I can only imagine the rods will be similarly easy to slice. I think if you make the fimo slices thin enough they can sort of bend with your curvy nail bed, instead of poke out the way mine do in this mani. Regardless, they worked out really well for this particular theme!
Now check out the other nails for today!