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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Corgi Nails

Hello!! Two and a half months ago my family got a puppy! It's been a bit crazy trying to do nails when there's a cute pup running around, but last night I got a chance to do these super cute nails!
We got a corgi and he's sooooo cute!! When I was thinking of what to paint on my nails I thought it'd be cute to see if I could paint his cute little face on a nail. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Corgi Nails

I decided to give it a try! I didn't really plan anything out and just went for it. I ended up painting 3 doggy faces. I used some photos of my puppy and some other corgis I found online just as guides for colors. The puppy on the middle nail is mine! I painted some paw prints on the last two nails. I really love how they turned out! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Corgi Nails

The corgi faces just make them so cute and fun to wear! The above picture is a closer look at my thumb nail. Below is a closer look at my middle and ring nails. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Corgi Nails

I'm so happy that this idea worked out cause I really love these!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Corgi Nails

Here's a picture of my puppy, Dobby! Isn't he the cutest!!
I hope you liked these nails as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!

What I Used:
Red: Siren by Orly
Yellow: Sun Upon My Skin by China Glaze
White: Snow Me White by Sinful Colors
Black: Black on Black by Sinful Colors
Brown: Earthy Angel by Color Club
Nirvana by Sinful Colors
Nomadic in Nude by Color Club
Chocoholic by Orly

Friday, August 15, 2014

Neon Negative Space Nails

Hi there! I've been seeing negative space nails all over recently and I'm loving how they look! The natural nail peeking through parts of a fun design just looks so cool to me. It's something different and fun.

Today I decided to try it out myself! I used 3 of my neon glow in the dark Serum No. 5 polishes. I thought the glow would add little extra. I started out with a base coat and some straight nail stickers to make random lines on my nails. I painted one nail at a time and quickly removed the stickers before moving on to the next nail.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glowing Neon Negative Space Nails

Since I used 3 colors I painted 3 nails one solid color. On the remaining 2 nails I sponged on a gradient of all 3 colors. Once everything was dry I added two layers of topcoat.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glowing Neon Negative Space Nails

These nails were pretty easy to do and didn't take much time. I really love the final outcome! They look really cool in the dark too! I'd really like to try them out again in different colors and designs.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Glowing Neon Negative Space Nails

Do you like negative space nails? It may not be for everyone but its something different you might like to try out :)
Thanks for checking out this post!!

What I Used:
Pink: I Gleam in Pink by Serum No. 5
Yellow: Solar Power by Serum No. 5
Green: Krypton-Brite by Serum No. 5

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cupcake Stamped Gradient

Hello! Today I noticed two polishes I haven't gotten around to using so I decided to give them a try. The polishes were a baby blue and a light pink that just looked pretty next to each other. 
I started out by doing a water marble with them. I did the marble on two nails but the blue was way too sheer and wasn't what I was going for. I liked the marbled nails even though I could see the white base underneath so I just kept them as accent nails. I moved on to doing a gradient on the rest of my nails. I really liked how both the colors blended together! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Cupcake Stamped Gradient Nails

After looking at them for a bit I felt they needed something more so I stamped on some cute cupcakes with white polish. Once I was done I loved them! I know they're simple and not too creative but sometimes I just like to pick out some polishes and do whatever comes to mind. It doesn't always turn out cute but luckily these nails did :)
I hope you enjoyed this random post and thanks for stopping by!! 

What I Used:
White: Purity by Zoya
Pink:  Bubblegum Pink by Sally Hansen
Blue: Breezy Blue by Sally Hansen
Plate: BM-H20 by Bundle Monster
Stamp: White by Konad

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Finger Paints: Poolside Paradise Water Marble and Gradient

Hello! A few days ago I bought some new polishes and decided to do some nail art with them! I saw the Finger Paints Poolside Paradise collection at Sally Beauty Supply and loved all six of the shimmery polishes! So naturally, I bought the whole set! I couldn't help it!!! They're bright without being neon and the shimmer is just gorgeous! How could I just leave them there?! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Finger Paints Poolside Paradise Collection water marble gradient

The first thing I wanted to do with them was a water marble. Luckily they worked good in the water. I used all six colors to marble on three nails and did a sponge gradient on the other two nails. For the gradient I used three of the six colors for each nail. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Finger Paints Poolside Paradise Collection water marble gradient

I really love these polishes! the colors are just so beautiful! I can't wait do do more nail art with them or just wear them alone. If you happen to see this collection and love shimmer then I'd really recommend it!! 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this post! :)

What I Used:
Base: Purity by Zoya
Red: Be My Baby by Finger Paints
Orange: Aloha Lei! by Finger Paints
Yellow: Hula Aruba! by Finger Paints
Green: Margarita Mambo by Finger Paints
Blue: Surf's Up! by Finger Paints
Purple: Wild Bikini by Finger Paints

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Finger Paints: Enchanted Mermaid Collection Review and Nail Look

Hello! Today I have a review and a nail look to share with you!
While at Sally's Beauty Supply yesterday a new Finger Paints display caught my eye. It was for a small 4 polish collection called Enchanted Mermaid. All 4 colors were pretty but I was about to pass them up until I read that they were textured! I still really love textured polish so grabbed the 2 that I liked the most and was on my way! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Finger Paints Enchanted Mermaid collection Tails of Love & Sea Temptress

The first color that caught my eye was Sea Temptress, an opalescent white. The second color was Tails of Love which is a metallic-y teal. I couldn't wait to try them out and was surprised when I saw that the texture wasn't the usual texture that I've come to expect. Instead of little grains of sand the texture in these polishes are little hexagonal pieces. It's different and a bit rougher than a sandy texture but I really don't mind it. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Finger Paints Enchanted Mermaid collection Tails of Love & Sea Temptress
(Here's a close up of one nail so you can see the texture better)

I like that it's something new and it really goes with the mermaid theme (they look and  feel ocean-y if that makes sense). I really love both colors and only used 2 coats of each. As most textured polishes do, these dried pretty fast. I also noticed that the colors didn't get dull as they dried, they still have a bit of a shine to them. They were easy to apply too. Overall I'd say they're great. If you're not tired of textured polishes yet or want to try out a new texture then the Enchanted Mermaid collection might be something you'd like to check out. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Finger Paints Enchanted Mermaid collection Tails of Love & Sea Temptress

While I was painting my nails I wanted to try on both colors so I painted two accent nails of Sea Temptress and they really reminded me of pearls next to the teal nails. Then I got the idea to see if I had an ocean themed stamping plate. Once I found one with little shells and starfishes, I used a white polish to stamp over the teal nails and left the pearly nails alone. The stamping was just something quick and fun to try out and I really ended up liking it! :)
 I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for stopping by!

What I Used:
Teal: Tails of Love by Finger Paints
Pearl: Sea Temptress by Finger Paints
Plate: CH38 by Cheeky
Stamp: White by Konad