Saturday, November 15, 2014

Metallic Gradient

Hey there! Today I did a gradient using some pretty metallic polishes. I hadn't gotten around to really using them and they all looked nice together so I decided on a gradient.

I wanted to do a gradient going from the dark silver polish to the gold glitter but when I tried it out I didn't like it much. Instead I did a silver to metallic orange gradient. I still wanted to use the gold glitter so I lightly sponged some over the orange on two nails. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Metallic Gradient Nails
Sunlight

I was really happy with the end result after adding topcoat. It was just so shiny and reflective in a way. The gold glitter was a surprise in the sunlight! I knew it had some holo specks in it but when I saw it in the sunlight I fell in love! That's saying something because I usually don't even like gold polish. The photo above wouldn't even capture how beautiful it was but trust me if you can find Bling by Orly get it!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Metallic Gradient Nails
Shade

The whole look also seemed to change in different lighting. It was just really cool to see and I was lucky enough to get some pictures of it! I arranged these pictures so that you could see the whole look go from dark in the first picture to light below.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Metallic Gradient Nails
Indirect Sunlight

I hope you like these nails as much as I do! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you check back soon!  



What I Used:
Silver: Precious Pewter by Pixi
Orange: What's the Password by Orly
Gold: Bling by Orly

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fallographic Water Marble

Hello!! Today I have a water marble to share with you! I haven't done a water marble in a while so I just felt like doing one. I picked a creme and two holos for these nails. One of the holos is a really pretty burgundy so I picked out a creme that was a bit close in color. Then I used a dark gray holo to add a bit of darkness.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Fall Holographic Water Marble Nails

I love how the gray holo just stands out and that the burgundy holo sort of blends into the creme color. The colors care nice and dark and just feel like Fall. I love it!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Fall Holographic Water Marble Nails

I hope you enjoyed this really quick post and I hope you check back soon! :)




What I Used:
Burgundy Creme: Velvet Bow by China Glaze
Burgundy Holo: Black Orchid by I Love Nail Polish
Gray Holo: Beyond by Color Club

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick 'r Treat Inspired Nails

Happy Halloween!

Hello!!! I saved my best Halloween 2014 nail art idea for last! Today I have nails inspired by one of my all time favorite Halloween movies, Trick 'r Treat! It's an awesome movie that has 4 different stories happening and a cute little character named Sam connecting all the stories in a way. I just love Trick 'r Treat and am so happy that I had the time to try doing some nail art inspired by it.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Trick 'r Treat Movie Inspired Nails

When I was planning my nails out I knew I wanted to paint Sam's face and his bitten lollipop, so I did those on my index and middle nails. On the ring nail I painted another face that will show up towards the end of the movie. On the pinky and thumb I painted on some carved pumpkins that I saw around the movie that just looked cool and different from standard jack-o'-lanterns. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Trick 'r Treat Movie Inspired Nails

I'm really happy with how they turned out! I especially love the Sam nail! If you haven't seen Trick 'r Treat I'd really recommend watching it if you like horror movies. It's not too scary in my opinion but you can watch the trailer here and see for yourself.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Trick 'r Treat Movie Inspired Nails
Movie cover

Thank you for checking out this post and I hoped you enjoyed it! 
I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween if you celebrate or a great day if you don't :)



What I Used:
Snow Me White by Sinful Colors
Black on Black by Sinful Colors
Ready! Aim! Fire! by American Eagle
Times Square Tangerine Creme by NYC
Only in Venice! by Jessica
Metro Pollen-Tin by China Glaze
Rebel Spirit by Color Club
Chocoholic by Orly
Nirvana by Sinful Colors
Earthy Angel by Color Club
Nomadic in Nude by Color Club
Cream Soda by Ciate

*I mixed colors to get certain tones that I needed for this nail art

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Glittery Spider Web Nails

Hi Hi!! I have some cute Halloween themed nails to share today! Back in 2012 I did some spider nails (click to take a look!) and decided that I felt like painting some spiders today. I also thought it'd be cool to look back at some old Halloween posts and try one out again.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glittery Spider Web Nails

I only used 2 polishes for everything today! I applied a purple polish that has different sizes of magenta sparkles. I thought it'd just look nice as a base. Then I used a silver polish to paint some spider webs on two nails. On the rest of my nails I painted on a few spiders.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glittery Spider Web Nails


My spiders aren't the neatest but I really liked how it all turned out! I like that it was just 2 colors and doesn't look too plain. I think its probably because the base polish is glittery. I'm also really glad that I didn't default to my usual orange and black for this design haha! 
I hope you liked these as much as I do!
Thanks for checking out my blog :)


What I Used:
Base: Noir by Zoya
Silver: Ice Queen by Nanacoco

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Glowing Halloween Stripes

Hello!! Halloween is less than a week away! I'm so excited :)
Today I did some really simple nail art. It's really not much of a Halloween theme but I did use Halloween colors and they glow!

I wasn't really too sure of what I wanted to do but I had some glow polishes that I wanted to use, so I just started painting. I painted some black, orange, and silver stripes. I added an accent nail in a silver holographic polish. I used a non glowing polish to add some accent lines on all the nails.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glow-in-the-dark Halloween Nails

Its not much but the cool part was how it all glowed! The orange, black, and holo all glowed different colors so in the dark they looked nice. They didn't look very Halloween-ish in the dark haha!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glow-in-the-dark Halloween Nails

Even though these nails weren't anything special I still hope you liked them :)
Thanks for stopping by!!



What I Used:
Orange: Orange You Sunny by Serum No. 5
Black: Lights Out by Serum No. 5
            Black on Black by Sinful Colors
Silver: Glow-stly by Little Lacquer Bean 
            Ice Queen by Nanacoco

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Friday the 13th Nails

Hello!! I have some fun horror movie inspired nails for you today!! I was inspired to do these nails by a Friday the 13th marathon on TV and by this instagram picture my friend, Sara, posted last week. Her nails were so cute I decided to try them out and add my own little spin on it.

I started out by painting my middle nail white and the rest of my nails black. I used some browns to lightly sponge over the white nail and give it a dirty look. My photo really didn't pick up on that detail :/ I used an online picture of Jason's mask as reference when dotting on the black holes and red marks of his mask. On the ring nail I painted on a bloody machete. For the thumb nail I used a white to paint on a 13 and once again I added blood dripping off the numbers. On the index and pinky nails I painted on even more dripping blood!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees Halloween Nails
(please excuse the smearing on the mask nail :( I didn't wait long enough before topcoat)

I really like how they turned out! Lots of blood lol! 
I hope you enjoyed this post and check back soon for more Halloween themed nail art! Thanks for stopping by!



What I Used:
Black: Black on Black by Sinful Colors
White: Snow Me White by Sinful Colors
Red: Phat Santa by China Glaze
         Ready! Aim! Fire! by American Eagle
Browns: Nomadic in Nude by Color Club
              Earthy Angel by Color Club
              Nirvana by Sinful Colors
              Rebel Spirit by Color Club
Gray: Cream Soda by Ciate
Silver: Ice Queen by Nanacoco

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Marble Nails

Hi Hi!! I have a new Halloween design to show you! I've been seeing lots of plastic bag (ziplock) marble nails around and decided to give it a try. I also used Halloween colors!

I started out by painting all my nails with a base color of black or orange. Once they dried a bit, I added a few random drops of black and orange to a nail. Then I placed a little piece of a cut up sandwich bag over the nail and lightly pressed before removing it. I worked on one nail at a time.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glowing Marble Halloween Nails

The ending result was a sort of marble look. They don't look as nice as others I've seen but I still like them. I think they look pretty cool! I only used 2 colors to do the marble but most I've seen used 3. I'm not sure if it makes a difference but I'll test it out later. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glowing Marble Halloween Nails

On two of the marble nails the base was black and orange for the other two. I like that they both look different. To give the whole look something extra I added an accent nail of orange and black rhinestones. I also used an orange glow-in-the-dark polish cause why not!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glowing Marble Halloween Nails
(as always my camera hates helping me capture glowing nails)

I hope you liked this post and thank you so much for checking out my blog!



What I Used;
Black: Black on Black by Sinful Colors
Orange: In My Back Pocket by OPI
              Orange You Sunny by Serum No. 5

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

1, 2 Freddy's Coming for You

Hello!! Today I'm back after a full week of feeling unmotivated to paint my nails. I guess we all need a break sometimes :/ I was just having a hard time with thinking of what Halloween nails I wanted to do but luckily I came up with something today! 
I recently watched a Nightmare on Elm Street 2 on Netflix and it got me thinking about doing Freddy Krueger nails. I didn't have much of a plan when I sat down to do these nails but I did have colors in mind. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Halloween Freddy Krueger Nails

I started out by painting all my nails black. I painted Freddy's glove on my index nail, his creepy face on the middle, and his sweater stripes on the ring. For the thumb and pinky I used a glitter polish called Elm Street that I hadn't gotten around to using before and I thought what better time than now :)


Sabrina's Nail Blog Halloween Freddy Krueger Nails

I'm really happy with how they turned out considering I had no real plan. I really love the sweater stripe nail, it's my favorite! 
Thank you for stopping by my blog and checking out this post! 



What I Used:
Glitter: Elm Street by Pretty Serious
Greens: Artsy Crafty by Color Club
             Beau Khaki by Sinful Colors
Black: Black on Black by Sinful Colors
Browns: Rebel Spirit by Color Club
               Chocoholic by Orly
               Nirvana by Sinful Colors
               Earthy Angel by Color Club
Reds: Bordeaux by Essie
          Phat Santa by China Glaze
          Ready! Aim! Fire! by American Eagle
Silver: This Gown Needs a Crown by OPI