Flowers in the dark

Hello! Today I’d love to show you a floral nail design that I did about a week ago. As far as I remember, the initial idea was to do a gradient manicure and decorate it with some glitter… While waiting for the gradient to dry, I got distracted by a bright red Zoya nail polish (I wore it last week and forgot to put away in the box), and I thought “what if..?” Here you can see the result of that thought:

Grey gradient nails

The gradient is done with 3 nail polishes: Essence Got a Secret (light grey creme), Essence Movie Star (dark grey creme) and Rimmel Black Pearl (black shimmer). The flowers are painted freehand. I used Zoya Maura for petals, outlined them with Lumene Have Fun and Cult Nails Nevermore. Over the design I have 1 coat of Orly Glosser.

Flowers on grey nail design

That’s it for today, thank you for reading :) Have a great weekend!

22 Comment

  1. Anna says: Reply

    Such a beautiful design, I love the bold, simple colours, they all complement each other really well x

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Anna :)

  2. This is a great idea! And there are so many details….beautiful

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Yes, a lot of details.. but it’s also possible to make the design more wearable – to leave only one flower for the accent and do the plain grey gradient on the rest of the nails :)

  3. I recognize the “What if” thought :D I tend to do it too from time to time! The manicure is simply gorgeous!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      hehe “what if” always results in something unpredictable, and in my case not necessarily good :D

  4. Awesome nails, great job! :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you :)

  5. We are lucky that you get so easily distracted or we would have missed this great manicure :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      lol thank you :)

  6. Kelsie says: Reply

    I wish this was the result of my “what-ifs” .. beautiful!! :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you, Kelsie! I must confess sometimes my what ifs turn into a fail :D

  7. I love the background you created for you lovely flowers, it’s beautiful…

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Maria, I love grey gradients too :)

  8. That is flawless! I typically love red,grey,black together… but this art work took it to another level!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Karen! :)

  9. WOW This is amazing!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      :) Thank you!

  10. Anutka says: Reply

    I LOVE this one! Gray, black and red make such a stunning combination.
    You inspire me to try freehand more often :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      hehe Thank you! Its great to hear I can do smth inspiring :D

  11. This is stunning! I love your nails!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Hello Josephine! Thank you, I’m glad you liked the manicure :)

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