Black and Yellow Flower Nail Art

Sometimes, no matter how great vision you have, the idea just doesn't translate on your nails like you pictured it would. I have one of those manicures to share with you guys.

So I had this awesome idea of grey based manicure with black and yellow flowers like I saw in some Instagram nail art pic for quite a while ago.

That's pretty much what I tried to do here and I guess this somewhat looks like what I tried to do, but really it doesn't look anything what I had in mind. Maybe it's just the fact that I haven't really done freehand nail art too much lately... You know, as practice is the key for success with freehand painting. Maybe it's just how I placed the flowers, or maybe I should have just decorated couple nails and leave the others empty. I can't really pinpoint exactly what I don't like about this mani, but still I didn't really care about it at all.

I used Misa Grey Matters as my base color and I had to do three thick coats with it to get it opaque enough. I haven't used it for quite a while and I didn't really remember that it was such a sheer one. I also felt like it wasn't even as pretty as I remembered it to be... Maybe that's what was also wrong about this manicure. Anyhow, I painted the flowers using Essie Licorice and OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana.

I do really really love the combo of grey, yellow and black, but maybe I should have stuck to my original idea of doing something geometrical with these three shades. They sure would work perfectly for that!

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Nail Pattern Boldness Digital Hydration
Polish: Misa Grey Matters (3 coats)
Nail art: OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana, Essie Licorice, small nail art brush
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl


  1. I like it! Greys and yellows always go together beautifully.)