Friday, June 28, 2013

Cath Kidston Inspired

This week I decided to create something super girly and fun on my nails! I have been seeing this cute pattern by Cath Kidston around EVERYWHERE and I just had to have it on my nails. There was something about the colors, vintage vibe and roses (aka my weakness) that drew me closer and closer to this design.

To be completely honest, I'm thrilled with how these came out! They were very time consuming but I am in love with the outcome. I think the mint green (Jealous, Much? By Orly) pairs perfectly with the multi-toned roses. The roses are a bit messy and look more like blobs when you get extremely close, but from afar they look pretty nice! 

Haha see what I mean? When you get close, you realize that the flowers look like nothing more than a few flicks of red and pink. But, I'm still in love. And apparently so was my 23 year old sister because she insisted that I do them for her as well! 

For her version, since she loves blue, I decided to use Essie's Bikini So Teeny as a base instead. Little did I know that the pattern looks amazing on top of that color as well! I honestly think that the design would look great over almost any color. From pale pinks, dusty blues, grassy greens, to pastel yellows. I'm so excited to be rocking these for a few days. I hope I did Cath Kidston justice!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

How To: Galaxy Nails

Long time, no see! I feel like I haven't posted a blog post in a long time! Now that I'm on summer vacation I will be updating regularly! Recently I've redone the famous galaxy print design. I have done these before but I wanted outer space on my nails again, plus it would be a great opportunity to create a pictorial which has been highly requested.

A sponge- I use some that are called Cosmetic Wedges
that I picked up at Target for a few dollars.

A dark blue polish for your base color- I used Marinho
by Maybelline Color Show.

A white, purple, black and blue polish.
From L to R:
Superstar by Pure Ice, On A Trip by Wet N Wild, Liquid Leather by China Glaze, Shower Together by China Glaze.

A very fine glitter polish- Fairy Dust by China Glaze.

Step 1: Start off with a few coats of your dark blue nail polish.
Step 2: Using your sponge, dip it into white polish and dab it on random spots on your nail. Don't be too careful with this, it is supposed to look unique! I started with white so that when we layer on the next polish colors, they will pop. 
Step 3: Now dip your sponge into the purple polish and dab some onto parts of the white that you sponged before, making sure to leave some white peaking through. 
Step 4: Now take your blue polish and sponge it onto random areas to add more depth. 
Step 5: Now sponge on black to make this look darker and more mysterious like the night sky.
Step 6: Going back with the white, I dabbed it onto a few more areas since its been covered up by the other colors. 
Step 7: Now I used Fairy Dust by China Glaze and added one coat over the design to add the illusion of small stars. 
Step 8: This is completely optional but I like to add a few bigger stars by dipping a small dotting tool in white polish and adding a few stars in random spots. Finish with a topcoat. 

Finished Product:

You'll be left a beautiful galaxy design that you can show off to your friends and teach them how to do as well! Make each nail a bit different to make the look fun and exciting! If you try this out, post it to Instagram, tag me in the photo and use the hashtag #inspiredbysabrinasnails so that I can see it! Or send it to me through Kik or Email! I really hope you try this design!