A sad but true fact: black roses don't actually exist in nature. Most roses that are mistaken for black are actually just a really dark red or maroon. This bums me out to no end. I would love to be able to buy a dozen black roses. Instead I will have to settle for painting them on my nails.
Medium striping brush
Small detailing brush
Elevation Polish Limestone
Sinful Colors Black on Black
(mixed with white polish)
American Apparel MacArthur Park
I began with two coats of Limestone. I then used my medium striping brush to apply my black polish in small non-uniform blobs for the roses. I added dimension the roses using Zoya Geneviev mixed with some white polish and nail polish thinner. I used my small detailing brush and MacArthur Park to create the leaves.