Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Water Marble 2014

Hi there! I finally have another post! This month is not going well for nail art. Every time I've sat down ready to do any type of nails they just don't turn out right. I've had all these ideas planned out for a while now but I just can't seem to make anything work out! 

Today after trying out my first idea that ended up looking weird I started over and just did a water marble. I had the stuff right next to me so I just went with it :)

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas Water Marble Nails

I picked out classic red and green polishes that I know work great for water marble. I used a white polish as the base for the marble and got to marbling. Once I was done and did all the clean up I decided to add some sparkle! I used a red and green Christmas polish by Different Dimension called Holly Up Already. It's like the Christmas glitter of my dreams! So pretty!!! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas Water Marble Nails

I'm so happy that after failing at so many ideas something cute finally happened! It took a few tries but at least this didn't turn out bad. It's also an upgrade to a Christmas water marble I did back in 2011 when I was just getting the hang of marbling. I'm happy to see some improvement in my marbling skills :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

What I Used:
Base: Snow Me White by Sinful Colors
Red: Caught Red-Handed by L'oreal
Green: Green-Wich Village by OPI
Glitter: Holly Up Already by Different Dimension

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Glittering Winter Gradient

Hello!! Sorry I've been away for a bit :/ I planned to start doing some Christmas nails sooner but while hanging lights outside I accidentally broke a few nails. For the next month you may not see my thumb nail cause its sadly way too short but the nail art must go on!

While at the store the other day I saw a cashier with the prettiest nails ever! Her nails were a nice glittery blue to white gradient. They reminded me of snow for some reason and I couldn't wait to try and use polishes that I own to get the same look. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glittering Winter Gradient

I started out by dabbing two coats of  a metallic blue and metallic white polish onto my nails with a sponge. Then I sponged on a blue glitter and a white glitter. I added a little iridescent glitter to the tips. Once I was happy with everything I added my topcoat and was done!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glittering Winter Gradient

These nails were so easy to do and didn't take much time at all. I love how sparkly they turned out. I'd say that they came out looking pretty close to the nails that I saw. I just love everything about these nails! They kind of remind me of the movie Frozen in some way.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glittering Winter Gradient

I hope you liked this post and check back soon for more holiday posts! 

What I Used:
White: Metallic White by Klean Color
Blue: Metallic Aqua by Klean Color
Blue: He's An Angry Elf... Must Be a Southpole Elf by Dollish Polish
White: The Outer Edge by China Glaze
Iridescent: Snow Globe by China Glaze 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gold Foil & Holo Nails

Hi Hi! A few days ago I used a gold polish called Bling by Orly and I love it so much that I decided to use it again today! I couldn't help it! I wanted to see what a full nail of it would look like and I wasn't disappointed. I also had something new I wanted to try out so I combined them into a quick design.

I bought a Nail Rock foil kit from Walmart a while back and still hadn't used it so today I gave it a go. The kit came with a black polish but I felt the gold foil would look nice over a deep purple. I started out by painting on two coats of a deep purple on two nails. I used three coats of my favorite gold glitter on two nails. I painted on three coats of a really pretty purple holo with gold flecks on one nail.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Gold Foil and Holo Nails

When the deep purple was dry  used a air of tweezers to place pieces of the thin gold foil on the nails. I smoothed them down with my finger. I used the gold glitter to add some polka dots to the purple holo nail and added topcoat to all the nails. The ending result was nice and shiny!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Gold Foil and Holo Nails

Luckily the sun was out so I could see how pretty the gold glitter was! I took pictures of the nails in different lighting but I couldn't catch the true sparkle that the gold nails gave off in person. I did capture the purple holo nail though! In any light the holo was visible but in the shade I could really see the little gold flecks it had. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Gold Foil and Holo Nails

I'm really happy with how this look turned out! I may actually be starting to like gold a lot more than I did before! I'm also happy with the foil kit, it was super easy to use and looks pretty cool, I'll be trying it out again in silver very soon. 
Thanks for checking out this post and I hope you come back soon :)

What I Used:
Gold: Bling by Orly
Purple Holo: Homecoming by I Love Nail Polish
Purple: Urban Night by China Glaze 

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

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

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