Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Posh

I love red polish! What's better than red? A beautiful matte red!!! Posh by Zoya is an amazing matte polish. Recently I had a red and silver stamp mani in mind but it didn't turn out how I wanted. I wanted to stamp a silver net design over two fingers but the polish I used to stamp wasn't working for me. Instead of just removing the messed up nails I decided to add crackle over them. I really liked the finished look. I can still see a bit of the silver stamp under the crackle but I think it looks okay.

Zoya Posh OPI black shatter Essie Matte about you

Zoya Posh OPI black shatter Essie Matte about you
Please ignore some of the messiness I missed while cleaning up ^_^

What I Used:
Base: Posh by Zoya
Crackle: Black Shatter by OPI
Essie Matte About You topcoat over the crackle nails


Here are 2 crackle manis I did a while back and forgot to post. I thought I'd just include them in this post. I meant to post them together in a post during the summer but never got around to it.

OPI who the shrek are you China Glaze broken hearted
For this mani I used OPI Who The Shrek Are You? as the base
with China Glaze Broken Hearted crackle.

Orly Viridian Vinyl Sally Hansen Vintage Violet
For this mani I used Orly Viridian Vinyl as the base
with Sally Hansen Vintage Violet crackle
and NK Magical as a topcoat

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Autumn Ghosts inspired nails

I recently bought an art print by John J. Salomone. I loved The Autumn Ghosts print so much that I wanted to do some nails inspired by it. I originally thought of only picking five ghosts from the print to paint. I couldn't pick just five and leave two ghosts out so I decided to paint all ten nails! I used the whole print as inspiration to complete all ten nails. I love how they turned out and hope you enjoy this post :)


Sabrina's Nail Blog Autumn Ghost Nails
Left Hand

accidentally smudged a bit of the pink ghosts eye with topcoat :(

Sabrina's Nail Blog Autumn Ghost Nails
Right Hand

You can see the art print that inspired these nails here

You can also check out more of John's awesome artwork here :)

What I Used:
Left Hand
Thumb: White on White by China Glaze
                Liquid Vinyl by Orly
Index: Pink Blink by Sally Hansen
          Raspberry Race by Sally Hansen
          Sugar High by China Glaze
          Heli-yum by China Glaze
Middle: Fuchsia Fatale by Covergirl
            Tan mixed by me
Ring: Candy Corn by Covergirl
         Brown mixed by me
Pinky: VII by China Glaze
          Brown mixed by me
Right Hand
Thumb: Grape Pop by China Glaze
             Liquid Vinyl by Orly
Index: White on White by China Glaze
          Liquid Vinyl by Orly
             One Time Lime by Nicole
Middle: VII by China Glaze
            Lemon Fizz by China Glaze
            Liquid Vinyl by Orly
            Brown mixed by me
Ring: mixed For Audrey by China Glaze and Nirvana by Sinful Colors
           Liquid Vinyl by Orly
Pinky: Steel Grey by Rimmel
          Liquid Vinyl by Orly

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Atlantis

I've had China Glaze Atlantis for a while and finally decided to use it. I love it! It's a pretty teal color and best of all its a glitter polish! Holographic glitter!!! It's amazing in the sun. I did take my pictures outside but sadly my camera just couldn't capture how awesome Atlantis is.

China Glaze Atlantis
Atlantis (3 thin coats)

When I normally paint my nails a solid color after a day or two, I add something else like crackle or glitter if its a cream polish. For Atlantis I decided that I wanted to try a funky french since I never have. I used a black polish for the tips. I liked it a lot! 

China Glaze Atlantis funky french

Being me I decided to try something different on the other hand lol! I painted black over Atlantis diagonally. I also liked how this turned out.

China Glaze Atlantis

What I Used:
base: Atlantis by China Glaze
black: Goth by Orly

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Black & Blue

I recently picked up one of the colors in the new Orly Birds of a Feather collection. I bought the foily blue polish called Sweet Peacock. I couldn't resist buying I :) For this mani I decided I wanted to go all out with glitter and crackle. It may be a bit too much but I really liked how it turned out.

Orly Sweet Peacock OPI black Shatter Absolutely Alice

Orly Sweet Peacock OPI black Shatter Absolutely Alice

What I Used:
Base: Sweet Peacock by Orly
Crackle: Black Shatter by OPI
Glitter: Absolutely Alice by OPI