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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Velvet Goth Gradient

It's already October! My favorite time of year is here and I'm so excited for all the Halloween nail art! I had planned on starting the month off with something more challenging for myself but didn't get the time for it, so today I just have a really simple gradient.

I finally bought the Velvet Goth collection by Models Own and wanted to try some colors out. I choose the black and deep green to use in a gradient. The colors just felt very fall and Halloween-y to me. I used a makeup sponge to blend the two colors together and the polishes dried to a nice, soft matte finish. I took a picture of how my nails looked without any top coat. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Models Own Velvet Goth Gradient

I wanted to add a Halloween stamp over so I picked out some creepy looking zombie hands. I had planned on stamping over all the nails but I just couldn't cover up how pretty the gradient looked on its own so I only stamped two nails as accents. I added a topcoat and it made the gradient even sparkly-er!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Models Own Velvet Goth Gradient

I'm really liking these Velvet Goth polishes. They look so nice on their own and with topcoat! I'm also happy with how this quick design turned out. It's not much of a Halloween themed design but at least it's something to start off with for the month :)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you check back soon!

What I Used:
Green: Absinthe by Models Own
Black: Obsidian by Models Own
Stamp: Black by Konad
Plate: BM-H08 by Bundle Monster

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

China Glaze: Boundary of Memory Chevron French Nails

Hello :) I have a gorgeous polish to show you that I recently bought at Sally Beauty Supply. It's Boundary of Memory by China Glaze. It's part of The Giver collection which is a limited edition collection. I saw the display and this polish was one of 2 glitters in the collection and it just stood out to me. It reminded me of some on the old 2 coat glitter polishes that were around a few years ago.

Boundary of Memory is such a nice polish! I wish all glitters were like this. It's a clear base with densely packed black, gold, and copper micro glitter! I only needed two coats for opaque coverage and it went on so easy. This polish has a perfect glitter formula, not too thin and runny or thick and goopy. I'm so happy I picked it up.

Sabrina's Nail Blog China Glaze Boundary of Memory Chevron French Nails

I don't usually like gold or copper but this glitter just looked so nice. I really like that the mix of colored glitters makes it look like a sparkly brown in some lights. It'll be a really pretty polish for autumn!

Sabrina's Nail Blog China Glaze Boundary of Memory Chevron French Nails

When I tried the polish on I loved it so much that I decided to do a chevron french design in black and gold. I completely forgot to get a picture of Boundary of Memory by itself! At least most of the nail is the gorgeous glitter so you can still see how great it is. 
If you love a nice micro glitter with a 2 coat formula I'd really go out and find this polish, you won't be disappointed with it :)
Thank you for checking out this post, I hope you stop by soon for more!

What I Used:
Glitter: Boundary of Memory by China Glaze
Black: Black on Black by Sinful Colors
Gold: Love.Angel.Music.Baby. by OPI

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Moon & Star Nails

Hello :) Do you ever paint your nails just to paint them and then come up with an idea out of nowhere? Well that happened to me and what I ended up painting ended up pretty cute!
I had just don't a sponge gradient going from blue to teal. I wasn't even going to post the gradient, it was just for fun and nothing too special. When I was done I took a look at my nails and they sort of reminded me of a night sky. I thought they'd look cute with a moon painted on so I thought it wouldn't hurt to try it out and a while later I ended up with these moon and stars nails!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Moon & Star Gradient Nails

I started out by painting a crescent moon on my middle nail in silver. Then I dabbed on some sliver glitter to add some sparkle to the moon. After I finished that I thought it'd be cute to paint on some stars so I used the silver to do that on two nails. When I was done with that I used the glitter polish to paint the last two nails. It all looked so pretty together that I had to post it!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Moon & Star Gradient Nails

I always find it weird when something like this happens. I just didn't want naked nails and wasn't trying to do anything creative. It just goes to show that when you least expect it creativity just happens and sometimes the end result is good!

I hope you enjoyed this post and check back soon for more!

What I Used:
Blue: Summer Stargazing by I Love Nail Polish
Green: Rehab by I Love Nail Polish
Silver: Push and Shove by OPI
Glitter: Pirouette My Whistle by OPI 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Matte & Chrome

Hey! I have some really simple but nice looking nails for you today. I've had OPI's Push and Shove for a while now and haven't used it but today I thought of a design to try it out with. I decided to combine two of my favorite polish finishes, chrome and matte!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Chrome & Matte Nails OPI Push and Shove

I started out by painting all my nails with a deep purple matte polish. I let it dry completely before putting on chevron stickers. I used the stickers to get nice lines when I applied the silver chrome polish. I painted each nail a little different just to mix it up.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Chrome & Matte Nails OPI Push and Shove

There wasn't much else to these nails. I didn't use any kind of topcoat. I like the contrast between the matte and chrome! I think it looks really cool! I had a bit of a hard time trying to photograph these nails but you can still see the contrast.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you check back soon for more posts!!

What I Used:
Silver: Push and Shove by OPI
Maroon: Brutal by Top Shop

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Galaxy Nails Part 3

Hi Hi!! Back in 2012 I was really loving galaxy nails. I did 2 posts of them here and here. I felt like doing some more galaxy nails today so that's what I have to show you! I really like outer space and there are no two space pictures that look alike so I always like how different and creative doing galaxy nails can be. No matter what you do they always look cool!
I wanted to try making these galaxy nails somewhat different than my last 2 attempts. I picked out some sparkly and color shifting polishes to sponge over a black base. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Galaxy Nails

I randomly sponged different colors in different areas on each nail. I tried to give each nail a different shape while sponging the colors just so they looked a bit soft and had a flow to it. I kind of wanted the color to fade into the black background so it wasn't too much of a contrast. Once I liked how each nail looked I dabbed on some glitter. I also added a few big stars just for fun :)

Sabrina's Nail Blog Galaxy Nails

It was really hard to get nice clear pictures of these nails. All the sparkly polishes just messed with my camera I guess. These two pictures were the clearest and some of the only ones where you could actually see what was going on :/ 
In person these are so pretty! They sparkle and look pretty cool! I wish I could have gotten better pics :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you check back soon!

What I Used:
Base: Black on Black by Sinful Colors
Galaxy: White on White by China Glaze
            Precious Pewter by Pixi
            Rain Storm by Sinful Colors
            Intellect by Sparitual
            Purple Blue by Models Own
            Pinky Brown by Models Own
            Bikini Bottoms by I Love Nail Polish
            Rehab by I Love Nail Polish
            Purple Plasma by I Love Nail Polish
            Sunshine Smoothie by I Love Nail Polish
Glitter: It's a Meteor by Orly
           Loose star confetti 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Glowing Neon Nails

Hello! Today I felt like using some of the Serum No. 5 neon glow polishes that I haven't used. I wasn't very sure of what I wanted to do with them so I just started paining and decided to see where I ended up. I wasn't feeling too inspired so I ended up doing something really simple using 3 polishes. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Serum No. 5 Glowing Neon Nails

I had picked out a yellow, orange, and red orange. I painted 2 colors on each nail diagonally. I liked how it looked but decided to add some dots along both sides of color. I added some smaller dots on top of those dots. The dots sort of reminded me of some type of candy I liked as a kid :) 
The photo above really makes the red orange color look way too orange. It looks more color accurate in the photo below. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Serum No. 5 Glowing Neon Nails

I did like how these turned out. It was just something really easy to do and I liked all the colors together but the best part was seeing them glow! As always Serum No. 5 glow polishes never fail! The glow is so bright and long lasting. All three of the polishes I used glowed different colors so that looked even cooler in the dark! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Serum No. 5 Glowing Neon Nails

I know these nails aren't much but I still really like them for just having sat down with no plan in mind when painting my nails. I think I mainly like them because of the glow but either way they're nice :)
Thanks for checking out this post and I hope you check back next week for another post!

What I Used:
Yellow: Solar Power by Serum No. 5
Orange: Orange You Sunny by Serum No. 5
Red: Infrared by Serum No. 5