Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Gradient

Merry Christmas!!
Yay! It's Christmas! 
Today's holiday nails are glittery, gradient  awesomness!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Red Green Christmas Glitter Sponge Gradient

 For these nails I did the standard sponge gradient using red and green polish. After getting them to blend, I sponged on sparkly red and green polishes just to add extra shimmer.

Sabrina's Nail Blog Red Green Christmas Glitter Sponge Gradient

On my ring and index nails I just painted the nail and while it was still wet I dipped it into glitter. I pressed the glitter down gently to make sure it stuck then just put on a clear topcoat. The glittered nails did soak up the topcoat so after letting them dry for a while, I painted over a thicker topcoat. 
I like how the glitter nails and the gradient both turned out and I think they looked pretty together :)

Sabrina's Nail Blog Red Green Christmas Glitter Sponge Gradient

I hope you're all having a wonderful day Christmas or not!!


What I Used:
Base: White On White by China Glaze
Sponged on: The Jungle Look by Ulta
                    Caught Red-Handed by Loreal
                    Ho Ho Holly by Color Club
                    Berry & Bright by Color Club
Craft glitter

Monday, December 24, 2012

Midnight Snow

Here's another snowflake mani! This is what I imagine snow falling at night would look like. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Midnight Snowflake nails Christmas Konad Stamping

I painted my nails a metallic blue then sponged on some silver and black polish to give it a blotchy, darkened look. Once it was all dried I stamped on white snowflakes and covered it all with a matte topcoat! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Midnight Snowflake nails Christmas Konad Stamping
(Please excuse the dragging on thumb, I was a bit impatient lol)

I love that the matte polish gave the sponged blue a velvety look. I think it fit with the whole look :)

Sabrina's Nail Blog Midnight Snowflake nails Christmas Konad Stamping

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




What I Used: 
Base: Freeze by Sally Hansen
Sponged on: Trixie by Zoya 
                    Black Lace Creme by NYC
Stamp: White by Konad
Plates: BM14 and BM-319 by Bundle Monster 
Matte Topcoat by WarPaint Beauty 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Xmas Foils

Hello!! Today I thought I'd try out some of my nail foils! I'm still not completely great at applying them but I think they turned out pretty good compared to past attempts. 
This whole design was mainly me just playing around :)

Sabrina's Nail Blog Red Green Christmas Nail foils rhinestones

I wasn't too sure of what to do for my accent nail. After looking through my nail art stuff I decided on covering my nail in red and green rhinestones!! I'm glad I did because I really ended up liking how everything looked together. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Red Green Christmas Nail foils rhinestones





What I Used:
Base: Going Green by Sally Hansen
         Tough Love by Sally Hansen
Foil: Emerald Frost foil
        Red Glitter foil
Red and Green rhinestones

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Let It Snow!

For Today's post I have some snowflake nails to show you!! It doesn't really snow where I live but I've always loved to think that just maybe it'd get cold enough to someday. 
While hoping to see even a little snow I decided that I'd do a snowflake mani. 


Sabrina's Nail Blog Snowflake nails Christmas

I used my favorite Zoya polish, Luna, as the base. It's a really sheer light gray polish packed with silver glitter. Three thin coats gives me an opaque coverage. If there was ever a polish I think I could use up, it would be Luna! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Snowflake nails Christmas

For the snowflakes I used various images from different brands of nail plates. I stamped them on with white, light blue, and a brighter blue. I liked that the blues just added some color and a bit more iciness to the whole look!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Snowflake nails Christmas




What I Used:
Base: Luna by Zoya
Snowflakes: Pacific Blue by Sally Hansen 
                   White by Konad
                    Blue by Konad
Plates: Plate HD05 by Bunny Nails
           RA-119 by Red Angel 
           BM-319 by Bundle Monster 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Glitter Explosion

Hi! Today's post is a swatch of an amazing Christmas polish from Glitzology! It's a super Christmas-y glitter called Mrs. Grinch. I looooove it! It's like the Grinch exploded!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Mrs Grinch Glitzology stamping Konad Bunny Nails

It has tiny matte light green glitter, medium matte red squares, matte red bars, and larger matte green squares. All those combined create one of the prettiest and most festive Christmas glitters I've ever owned or seen! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Mrs Grinch Glitzology stamping Konad Bunny Nails

Once I had worn Mrs. Grinch for a few days I decided to try some stamping over it. I had recently ordered Bunny Nails HD Holiday plates and I wanted to test them out too! I loved how big and crisp the pictures on the plates were. There are so many images to chose from, I love these plates. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Mrs Grinch Glitzology stamping Konad Bunny Nails

I hope you check back soon for more holiday nail posts! :)


What I Used:
Base:  Mrs. Grinch by Glitzology
Stamp: Holiday HD plates by Bunny Nails
Red Stamp: Red by Konad
Green Stamp: Green by Konad

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Splatter

Hello!! For today I have a splatter mani for you! In Christmas Colors!!!!

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas Splatter Manicure red green nails

I like splatter manis! They're fun to do and never turn out the same. I don't mind that they can be kinda messy at all. I think that's part of the fun in doing them for me :)

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas Splatter Manicure red green nails

I just painted my nails with a white polish and then started splattering on the red and green! I used 2 different reds and one green but I think it'd also be fun to try alternating the splatter color on each nail between red and green. Or even painting your nails red and just doing a green splatter. Lots of Christmas splatter possibilities! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas Splatter Manicure red green nails



What I Used:
Base: Au Champagne by Orly
Green: Ho-Ho-Holly by Color Club
Red: Berry & Bright by Color Club
          Caught Red-Handed by L'oreal


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Striping Tape

For today's Christmas post I used striping tape! I've had the tape for a while now and finally decided to use it :) This design was fairly easy to do. I just painted my nails red. After it was dry I put the striping tape on the parts I wanted to stay red or in whatever design I wanted. Then I just painted on a green glitter and removed the tape before the glitter dried. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas striping tape Red and Green glitter

I like it! The green doesn't show up too well in the the pictures but it still looks cool. 
 I can't wait to try doing this again in different colors! 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas striping tape Red and Green glitter



What I Used:
Base: Ma Cherie by Orly
Glitter: Winter Holly by China Glaze

Friday, December 7, 2012

Oh The Who-manity!

Hi!! I know I'm late on starting with my Christmas posts but I've been a bit busy. For today's post I just have a simple mani. I recently bought a fun holiday polish from Above The Curve. It's a red and green glitter suspended in a milky base. 

Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas Glitter Oh The Who-Manity Above the Curve

I love it! It's a sheer polish so I layered it over a milky base color. I like that the polish is festive without being too much. I also love that the name is from one of my favorite Christmas movies ever, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 


Sabrina's Nail Blog Christmas Glitter Oh The Who-Manity Above the Curve

Please check back soon for more Christmas posts :)


What I Used:
Base: Milky Way by Lime Crime
Glitter: Oh the Who-manity by Above the Curve