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- Posted on 10/27/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
Halloween is right around the corner, y'all. It's almost time to show off that perfect costume, but before you do, get in the hallow-day spirit with some spooktacular nail art!
Credit: Simply Rins
Simply Rins has simply the cutest (but still creepy) nail designs! You can make this look your own with different background colors as long as you accent the tips with an artsy arachnid. Think of it as a french manicure with an itsy-bitsy-twist.
Credit: Southern Sparkle
Ten little pairs of eyes might seem a little freaky, but Southern Sparkle unwraps the secret of nail art style! This mummy nail art is the perfect balance of eerie and trendy.
Credit: Chalkboard Nails
Halloween has some signature colors that would look perfect splattered across your nails! Over at Chalkboard Nails, the ever-creative Sarah has come up with some fabulous designs for all occasions. Try out this haunted look and dazzle your friends!
I mean, can you feel the spook?! @mymaynails really took the jack-o-lantern idea to a new
frightheight. Who knew something so creepy could look so chic?
Get tangled up in this spiderweb design (also by our girl @mymaynails) and remember just who puts the creepy in creepy crawlers.
Credit: Southern Sparkle
Southern Sparkle does it again with these frighteningly fabulous designs. These ghosts won't scare anyone, but they might make a jealous passerby scream with envy. Stylish and ghoulish? That's what Halloween is all about!
Credit: One Nail to Rule Them All
A less spooky option but still filled with Halloween and autumnal spirit is One Nail to Rule Them All's precious pumpkin tips. These gorgeous gourds make a perfect shout out to the season and keep your nails looking adorable as ever! Add a little jack-o'-lantern face if you're feeling creative
When it comes to Halloween, it's all in the details. There's no limit to fancying up your claws and making your Halloween look truly out-of-this-underworld.
- Posted on 07/02/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
O say can you see how super-cool these patriotic nail art designs are?
Credit: Chalkboard NailsWe're totally digging how this basket weave design puts a whole new spin on traditional stars and stripes. It's playful, intricate and totally shakes up the red, white and blue patterns we're used to. Go ahead, surprise people this year! These nails will make you the star of any July 4th party.
Credit: Wondrously PolishedWho wouldn't love American flag nails with a fun and energetic twist? Loving the glossy swirl at the edges that give this design a candy-colored finish. Show your spirit by switching up between the classic stars and rose red stripes.
Credit: Pack A Punch Polish
As if the name didn't already suggest it, this mani can really pack a punch! The checkered diamond pattern reimagines the good ol' American flag through abstract eyes. Plus, the silver background just pushes this mani to the metallic edge. If you can nail down this design, you will be turning heads and celebrating the 4th in style.
Credit: Dressed Up NailsRaise your hand if these nails make you want to open up one of those red white and blue firework popsicles! *Raises hand*
Which July 4th nail art design is your fave? Let us know in the comments and have a happy Independence Day!
- Posted on 05/20/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
Summer is here for real and it's time to fire up the grill. Get in the cookout spirit with these BBQ-inspired nail art designs!
UP IN MY GRILL
Credit: Amber Did It
Amber of Amber Did It! knows that every Memorial Day cookout requires certain essentials. Hamburger? Check. Hot dog? Check. Condiments? Check. Picnic table cloth? Check. I think we can all agree that there really is only one word to describe this situation: YUM!
SUNS OUT, BUNS OUT
Credit: Nailed It NZ
Jessie, the artist behind Nailed It NZ, has a true gift for making some of the most mouth-watering nail art to ever grace a set of digits. Come one, come all meat lovers, because these cheeseburger designs are next level.
ONE IN A MELON
Credit: Paulina's Passions
Mmm mm mmm! Paulina's watermelon nails are making us want to take a big bite out of the colorful, juicy fruit right about now. The pink and green pepo is a must-have at any summer BBQ, but if you've got the nails to go with it, you'll kill the cookout game so hard we may have to call you a waterfelon. BOOM.
ANTSY FOR THE WEEKEND
Credit: Estanina's Stand
Alright, so maybe you'll come across some uninvited guests at your BBQ this weekend, but if they're as cute as the one's on our girl Carla's fingers, we'll grant a hall pass. Also, is that a kiwi on her index finger? We're not entirely sure... but we are entirely into it. (P.S. how cay-ute is that gingham table cloth?!)
Which nail art design is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!
- Posted on 03/13/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
We know that it's not often you paint your nails green, but St. Patrick's Day is calling for you. And it wants you to do just that. Or maybe you do often paint your nails green. In that case, you're like always ready for St. Patrick's Day! Either way, try your luck at any one of these snazzy St. Patty's Day nail art designs and we're positive that it'll make your friends go green with envy.
CHEVRON FOR DAYS
Credit: A Little Polish
Everyone needs a little chevron in their life and St. Patrick's Day should be no exception to that rule. Thanks to Stephanie from A Little Polish and her light green and white, tight and tiny chevron pattern, we can have our shamrock cake and eat it too.
Credit: Christabell Nails
Itching for the luck of the Irish? Christabell from ChristabellNails has got you covered with her bright, cartoony clovers packed on every nail. Um, we're ready for our pot of gold now.
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Try not to get too caught up in this pretty swirled tendril design by Cristina from Let Them Have Polish! We're feeling that subdued, mysterious sort of look.
STAY ON POINT
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With all the parades, parties, and seas of green, it's easy to get lost in the middle of everything on St. Patrick's Day. Bregje from Oooh, Shinies!, however, can help you stay on point (and on fleek) with this awesomely bold, straight-edged design.
LESS IS MORE
Credit: Coco's Nails
Somehow, Coco from Coco's Nails has managed to make her St. Patty's mani look as subtle, clean, and simple as can be. She uses turquoise ombre, delicately painted white clovers, and golden gems to create an unconventional look that still screams St. Patrick's Day. Um, amazing!
Whether you've decided to go hunting for leprechauns, follow a rainbow, watch a parade, or just party in your rockin' shamrock green outfit, make sure you've got the nails to match. Good luck!
- Posted on 02/10/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
We know you're cute every other day of the year, but there is a way to be even cuter with these super sweet Valentine's Day nail art designs. Whether you're going on a hot date or tearing over The Notebook with your best friends or just doing whatever the heck you feel like doing, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to up your nail polish game. Check out these five nail art designs we are absolutely in LOVE with!
Credit: The Nail Polish Challenge
Blogger Kelli Dobrin at The Nail Polish Challenge has definitely stepped up to the plate. Her red, pink, black, and gold polka dots look like bubbles rising out of a glass or confetti sparkling up a room. Talk about classy!
LOVE AND LACE
Credit: Chit Chat Nails
Some people like lace on their dresses and some people like lace on their nails. Or better yet: why not have both to match? Marta Warmuz at ChitChatNails sure knows how to make us feel pretty and polished.
Credit: One Nail To Rule Them All
It's not okay to play with hearts, but no one said anything about playing Scrabble! Our girl Alice from One Nail To Rule Them All is making us giddy with her super cute Scrabble tile-inspired nail art. #Winning
Credit: I Feel Polished
Try not to break too many hearts with this crackled heart nail art design by Heather from I Feel Polished! Sweet and edgy--what more could we ask for?
PLAY IT COOL
Credit: The Nail Polish Project
Take the (dreamy, romantic, moonlit) road less traveled by and mix it up with some non-clich� cool-toned hearts thanks to Jen from The Nail Polish Project. They're not your usual Valentine's Day reds and pinks, but lavender and periwinkle are soft colors that are perfect for the occasion.
This Valentine's Day, treat yourself and your nails to one of these fab-u-lous nail art designs. And don't forget to get yourself a big box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get! ;)
- Posted on 12/11/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
The Holiday season seems to come out of nowhere every year. Some people like to go over the top with dazzling light displays of glitter and glitz, while others like a more subdued salute to the season. Take the holidays with you wherever you go with some of the most festive nail art designs. You might not hang lights or sing cheery songs, but your paws will surely shine with holiday spirit!
Snow One's Nails Are Cuter Than Mine!
Credit: One Nail to Rule Them All
With frosty tips as fresh as show (without the cold or frostbite), these textured frozen masterpieces bring the season's weather to your nails. When the first snow falls everyone runs to the window, but you'll have everyone flocking to your fingers to see this fabulous look!
Wishing for Turquoise and Gold
Credit: The Nailasaurus
Silver and Gold aren't the only colors that go perfectly together this time of year. Mix and match those classic holiday sheens with a flash of color for a sleek and edgy look. Samantha at The Nailasaurus meshes these shades with an intriquite geometric design!
Oh Glorious Glitter
Who doesn't love glitter? Seriously. Jacqui over at Craftynail knows how to show some serious sparkle in a beautiful way. Play around with your favorite glitter polish and splash a little white color to create a snowy scene. It kind of looks like holiday lights during a snow flurry, right?
Rockin' Around the Painted Tree
Credit: The Nail Polish Challenge
Our girl Kelli at The Nail Polish Challenge has an eye for creating elegant nails inspired by iconic holiday symbols. This striped, dotted, and sparkling design will show off traditions in a stylish way.
Seven Days of Style
Credit: The Nail Polish Challenge
This chic Kwanzaa nail art not only honors a holiday of unity but is totally upscale and modern. Bringing together traditional colors, a dash of sparkle, and edge, this is a strong style to wear this season.
Oh Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle
Credit: The Nail Polish Challenge
Combining the most vibrant sparkles and a steady hand, Kelli does it again! These sparkles will easily dazzle for eight days (not to mention they are just adorable)!
Wrap Up Those Nails!
Credit: So Nailicious
What print do we love this time of year? Tartan, of course! So Nailcious' red and green look inspired by the Scottish pattern is perfect for this time of year. It also happens to make great wrapping paper.
Whether you're playing in the snow, wrapping presents, or lighting candles, give your nails a little festive love this season!
- Posted on 10/13/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
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Let's face it: there's no more "easing into" the school year. The syllabi have been read, the tests have been scheduled and the studying is about to commence. We know all too well the the alluring (but oh-so dangerous) rabbit hole of internet and its ability to yank our productivity. But with these few study break ideas, you'll get the energy and reprieve you need without wasting time watching kitten videos! Check 'em out.
1. Go for a walk. Even if it's just a lap around the library, get the blood flowing. We promise, not only will you feel energized, but that great thesis statement may just pop in your head mid-step!
2. Paint your nails. So what if you're not a master manicurist? Painting your nails can be the perfect combination of a soothing and a self-pampering brain break. Step away from the small print textbook, and give your pretty paws a little love.
3. Have a snack. Trail mix and sliced apples with peanut butter are snackable gifts to the universe. Take advantage of the satisfying, stimulating, healthy snacks. Or if you're looking to reward yourself for a solid few hours of hard work, fill up your favorite mug with hot chocolate and tiny marshmallows for a perfect (almost) cold-weather treat.
4. Buy a coloring book. Don't you miss the days when your biggest concern was coloring in the lines? Take a break with this mindless, but still creative activity.
5. Have a dance party. Gather a few of your friends for a mental shakedown with your favorite energizing songs. If you need a little help finding some pump-up tunes, we've got a few TeenNick Top 10-approved suggestions for you.
What will you be doing to take a break while you study? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments!
- Posted on 08/14/2014 by Kayla6548
Can you believe in a couple weeks you'll be stowing away your bathing suits and sunscreen until NEXT YEAR?! Summer just started, am I right?
Unfortunately... no. In fact, it's actually time to get in the back-to-school spirit! (Yep, we said it!) But here's the thing: TeenNick back-to-school is all about getting excited to go back to class. No sighing, groaning, or any other unexplained negative noises here because we have some awesome nail art to turn those end-of-summer frowns up-side-down.
Credit: The Daily Nail
Our girl Melissa, over at The Daily Nail definitely knows what's up! Just look at those perfectly painted pencils. Don't they make you excited to sharpen a brand new box of shiny No. 2s? We can smell the shavings all the way over here!
BACK TO SCHOOL = BACK TO STYLE
Credit: The Nail Trail
Nothing says "I'm ready to take on a new school year" better than a stylin' new wardrobe, but you better believe that includes a well-stocked polish pantry. Something tells us we should be taking notes from this nail art guru because her designs scream style with a side of confidence!
Credit: The Daily Nail
Talk about an over-achiever! We think this manicure deserves an A+, don't you agree? It serves as a friendly reminder to try your hardest when doing your school work and when painting your nails!
THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM
Credit: Galactic Lacquer
Are you a bookworm babe? Well, next time you're about to sit down and pick up your favorite pleasure read, remember to take a glance at your nails! We love how each finger is one little part of this overall design. It'll add some flare to your afternoons spent reading and help you show off the inner you! Plus, we all know painted pinkies are key for being prepared for class.
SCHOOL SPIRIT: PUMPED FOR POLISH EDITION
We've got spirit yes we do, we've got spirit how 'bout you?! This year, instead of bringing an apple for your teacher on the first day of school, why not score the big points by fashioning some of our favorite back-to-school nail art designs. Just be sure to remember the #1 nail art rule: always stay class-y!
- Posted on 07/10/2014 by Kayla6548
Its MAJOR crunch time over in Brazil as the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us! If you haven't been keeping up with the soccer (or should we say, football?) madness, a total of 64 matches are being played in 12 cities across Brazil to see who will be the new world champions.
With 32 teams participating, it's now down to the final TWO: Germany and Argentina will duel it out in the championship game this weekend as Brazil and the Netherlands, who both came up short in the semifinals, will compete for third place. Here at TeenNick, we've been fiercely watching to see which team will bring home the cup. All we know is that it's gonna be a nail biter!
To celebrate the global soccer competition, we've asked some of our favorite nail artists to share with us World Cup nail art that represents the final four countries still in the tournament. And wow, are we impressed!
Credit: Ideias de Caroline
Unfortunately for Brazil, after winning 4 games and tying 1, they suffered a brutal 7-1 loss to Germany two nights ago. *Sheds tear* But, it's not over yet! We're still rooting for you, Brazil, in your final match against the Netherlands for third place. Here's hoping these festive green and blue nails with gold star decals get you in the zone just as much as they did for us!
Credit: Princess and Polish
Undefeated throughout this entire competition, Argentina has been killing it! With one of the world's best players on their side, Lionel Messi, Argentina is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the championship game. And look at those perfectly painted Argentinean flags. Don't the suns just scream winner?!
The Dutch have been pretty dominant on the field as well! Beating Spain, who were the defending champions of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, was a huge triumph for them. We're pretty sure they came back with a vengeance after they were the runner-ups to Spain in the 2010 finals. Their World Cup journey stopped short, however, after a brutal loss to Argentina in a penalty kick shoot-out. But that didn't stop our girl at lalalacquer from doing an awesome job of combining the Dutch flag with the country's famous tulips. Flowers on nails just never get old, do they?!
Credit: Little Red Loves
Talk about powerful! These nails definitely show the strength of Germany's team as they enter the finals against Argentina. The black, red and yellow ombre effect is definitely what we call FIERCE! And isn't the soccer ball just the perfect reminder of what this competition is all about? We're talking about the love of the game, of course!
During these final days we wish the remaining teams the best of luck! Fans, be sure to show your spirit. Again we'll be biting our nails in anticipation (or should we say painting them...)! Which
countrynail design are you rooting for?
- Posted on 06/30/2014 by Rachel1016
Okay. Even though it seems like June just started, *looks at watch* can you believe July is almost here?! Summer is no longer kicking off, y'all. It is ALIVE and thriving, and the arrival of the most patriotic month of the year can only mean one thing, right? 4th of July preparations! In between firing up the grill for your BBQ party and securing your best red, white and blue outfit, take a look at some 4th of July manicures that just scream star spangled GLAMOUR! *`*`\*/^*~\**`~\/**\*/?~*\?~/\ <-- That's our best attempt at firework emojis.
Credit: Amber Did ItWhat we love most about this 4th of July nail art (other than the polka dots, of course) is that it's just begging to be recreated at home. You wont need any fancy stencils or brushes, just a steady hand and some glitter polish!
Credit: Dressed Up NailsUm, how cute are those bows? Major props to our gal at Dressed Up Nails for perfecting this intricate design!
Credit: Dressed Up Nails
And for a less obvious option, this solid red, white and blue manicure with glitter embellishments will have you feeling all 'Merica without the fuss!
Credit: @Onthecoastnails InstagramRaise your hand if these nails make you want to open up one of those red white and blue firework popsicles! *Raises hand*
Credit: Wondrously PolishedThe good ole American Flag. Simple, traditional, chic. And have you ever seen more perfect stripes? The artist behind Wondrously Polished really ~nailed~ this patriotic mani.
Which July 4th nail art design is your fave? Let us know in the comments!