Creative musings in bright colors

Yellow Weeds

So, a few weeks ago I did a grey/yellow mani. That was a fail because I hate yellow and it ruins all things. But in my hunt to make that mani (disaster as it was), I found some rather cool grey-and-yellow art (painting art) that I wanted to try and turn into a mani. So, here we go…a yellow NON failure. It’s a miracle!


This was a complicated bit of nail art, but I’m happy with how it turned out. Using the painting (below) as my inspiration, I started with a light grey base. I then loosely brushed on three other colors of grey in a gradient (just using the nail polish brush). Once those were dry, I used on elf the medium grays to make the shadowy weeds (dots and curves). Using the darkest grey I added small grass to the bottom. Finally, I made thin brown stalks and added white, light yellow, and regular yellow dots of varying sizes to be the weeds themselves. I finished it off with matte top coat.


grey and yellow

Despite how long this mani took (close to two hours), it was a lot of fun! Although I call what I do ‘nail art’, it isn’t often that I feel like I’m doing actual art. This, however, totally counts!


~ Light grey: Maybelline – Bare Escape
~ Medium light grey: NYC – Sidewalkers
~ Medium dark grey: WOW – #333
~ Dark grey: Zoya – Yuna
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Brown: Zoya – Louise
~ Light yellow: Maybelline – Citrus Collide
~ Yellow: WOW – #301


I hope you enjoyed! Maybe I’ll try some more artsy art soon 😀

Comments on: "Yellow Weeds" (8)

  1. Really nice work! Good execution but also “upliftingly enjoyable to look at!” TX for sharing.

  2. This mani is lovely! My first thought when I saw it was dandelions and fireflies. 😊 It totally reminds me of playing outside as a youngster.

  3. Very nice. I like your look better than the actual painting.

  4. This is beautiful !

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