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- 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 05/01/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
'Tis the season, ice cream fiends! Summer is right around the corner and those scrumptiously sweet frozen snacks are calling your name. The next time you reach for plain ol' vanilla, though, try one of these wacky flavors on for size.
Credit: Dashing DishWhy wouldn't you combine a favorite breakfast food with a favorite everything food?
Credit: Gourmet GamineNever thought you'd find a veggie in ice cream, DID YA?
You know you love sipping on the cinnamon-soaked milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl. That's why it became an ice cream flavor.
FISH & CHIPS
Credit: Frederick's DiariesTake a second... think about it... accept it.
STOP, GUAC & ROLL
Credit: Salt & StrawGuacamole ice cream: An unlikely, but truly magical combination.
RED VELVET CAKE
Credit: Drizzle & DripGimme. Just gimme.
Credit: Tiny Urban KitchenOkay, olive oil. We see you. First you make your way into cakes, and now you're showing up in ice cream. Noted.
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Credit: The Etsy BlogHm, wonder how this would taste atop a Caesar salad?
Credit: Little Baby's Ice CreamI MEAN, ARE YOU SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?
Which of these ice cream flavors do you want to try? Which ones would you not touch with a ten-foot pole? Sound off in the comments!
- Posted on 04/10/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
It's that magical time of year again: the dress-shopping, corsage-buying, and picture-taking phenomenon that is prom. You just can't wait, RIGHT?
For some people, the idea of the biggest dance in school isn't so magical. Whether that special date never came along, you hate dressing up, or you simply cringe at the thought of prom altogether, never fear! Instead of spending your energy dreading that "special" night, why not throw the BEST ANTI-PROM EVER?! We've come up with five fantastic ways to complete the task, so plan away.
1. Get Outta Town: Don't spend your prom night at home with your cat. Instead, grab a few friends, get away from the prom fuss, and escape to that fancy, new restaurant a few towns over or the nearest beach for the weekend--bonfire & roasted marshmallows, anyone?
2. Prom-Themed Movie Night: Rather than getting all dressed up and spending the night out, cozy up in your sweatpants, pop in the popcorn, and enjoy the hilarity that is prom from the comfort of your own home. You know there's nothing better than making fun of a hilariously terrible prom movie.
3. Create Your Own Magical Evening: While your classmates are dancing to the soothing tones of Iggy Azalea and Lil Jon, create an atmosphere that is truly beautiful and memorable for you and your date. Enjoy a delicious meal on a table outside, decorate your porch with string lights, and put together your favorite playlist. Heck, light a candle or two. You definitely won't miss the noisy chaos of "real" prom.
4. Never Grow Up: In lieu of completing the final teenage rite of passage, relive your childhood. Invite your friends over for a night of board games, junk food, and SpongeBob marathons. Break out the Play-Doh and Legos and rediscover the good old days when everything was magical.
5. Throw Your Own Bad Prom with Your Friends: Go to your local thrift store and pick out your favorite tacky '80s prom outfit (something colorful with a hideous pattern). Encourage everyone else to dress as ridiculously as possible. Hang a sheet on your wall and set up a photo booth to commemorate a night of fun, friends, hideous outfits, and awful music.
So what if prom's not your thing? Get out there and have a good time!
- 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.
Credit: Let Them Have Polish!
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
Credit: Oooh, Shinies!
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 02/23/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
If you're like us, you've noticed how Dylan Blake's bestie Mikayla Walker kills it in the style department. Well, we love her character's wardrobe so much that we got Cristine Prosperi to give us some exclusive details on each of her looks. (Now excuse us while we go buy some striped pants...)
EPISODE 112: "TIME OUT OF MIND"
I like how Mikayla can do both girly and sporty. This look was a good mix of both! The heart sweater was adorable and another favorite of mine!
EPISODE 111: "TRUST FUND"
Mikayla went for a more preppy look with this one! A conservative dress with a cardigan is a safe choice for a Sunday brunch, or a job interview!
Guess What: The bracelet was pulled from Imogen's closet!
EPISODE 110: "PAYING FOR IT"
This look was too cute! I love a good cropped sweater and anything pastel. This skirt made my legs look long and tanned and that's always a plus!
EPISODE 109: "PASSWORD"
Another look with country flare! Mikayla has a good sense of style in the bootie department! These jeans were high-waisted so it complimented the crop top.
I felt like I was going to a disco in this look! Pairing busy tights is tricky but the black top with small embellishments worked! Another very comfy look!
EPISODE 108: "ANCIENT HISTORY"
Who doesn't love a polka-dot dress?! My favorite part about this look was the bow belt and the shoes. The cutouts in the shoes were very trendy.
EPISODE 107: "CONNECTED"
Felt like a little cowgirl in this number! This dress was so flattering and comfortable. I liked how the necklace added a pop of color.
EPISODE 106: "LOCKDOWN"
These booties! Love how you can dress down a dress with a good pair of booties.
Guess What? One night after set, wardrobe allowed me to wear these booties out for dinner with the cast because I loved them so much!
EPISODE 105: "IN PLAIN SIGHT"
Mikayla went for a sporty look and totally nailed it! The striped pants elongated my legs and the wedge sneaker made me even taller!
Guess What? Everyone on the crew kept saying the pants looked like the suit Robin Thicke wore in Blurred Lines!
EPISODE 104: "PRIVATE EYES"
Don't be afraid of bright colors! This look was so beachy and fun.
Guess What? Wardrobe asked what I would do if I wore this. I said I would tie up the shirt, and we went for it on shooting day.
EPISODE 103: "UNKNOWN SOLDIER"
This blue pastel was one of my favs! The open back makes it so unique and the lace add a flirty touch. Mikayla is definitely the dressiest at the hospital!
EPISODE 101-102: "LAST THINGS FIRST"
Loved the pairing of pinks in this outfit and the neutral shoes tied it together!
Guess What? We had to tape the necklace down for sound purposes.
- Posted on 02/13/2015 by TeenNickBlogger
Swifties, REJOICE! Taylor Swift just released her brand-new video for "Style" today and it is B-E-A-UTIFUL. The video's release falls on Friday, the 13th -- which is no coincidence, since 13 is Tay's lucky number -- but the only thing truly freaky about it all is how much #RIPME is currently going on in our minds and bodies.
We all know who reportedly inspired the third single off of 1989 (coughHarryStylescough... do we really need to say it?), but by the looks of this visually breathtaking clip, we are much more concerned with the fact that Taylor has somehow outdone herself. This might be our favorite video yet, and here are five reasons why.
TWO PAPER AIRPLANES FLYING
Thank you, Taylor, for this clue of all clues. The paper airplane allusion first appeared in "Out of the Woods" supposedly as a reference to a necklace that she and Harry shared. Now, she straight-up placed said necklace in her music video. *Praise hands*
RED LIP, CLASSIC THING THAT YOU LIKE
Since it's a central theme in the song's lyrics, it comes as no surprise that Tay's signature red lip makes multiple appearances in the video. But does anyone else think this image of her in wayfarer sunglasses hearkens back to the Red era? When she and Harry first met? Too much of stretch? Never.
DAYDREAM LOOK IN YOUR EYES
In case you didn't know, the leading man in this vid is English actor, Dominic Sherwood. If you look closely as he smolders into the camera, you can see that he has two different colored eyes. O_O Yep. Now we think she's just actively trying to make us lose it.
AND WHEN WE GO CRASHING DOWN...
In one of the video's stunning visual effects, Taylor raises her hands in front of her face, just as her the man's reflection appears. We're going to guess this creative decision was made because he is her and she is him and everything is one thing.
...WE COME BACK EVERY TIME
Taylor Alison Swift. Go ahead and twirl into the abyss as the silhouette of your love interest appears on a sunset-laden beach. Just go ahead. You've already managed to make us flat-line and come back to life all at once! Truly, this video is everything we hoped it would be.
But enough of from us! What did you think? Did you have a favorite moment from Taylor's new video? Let us know in the comments!
- 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 10/20/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
Halloween is right around the corner and decorations are going up. While its not quite time to show off that perfect costume, you can get in the holiday spirit with some spooktacular nail art! Here at TeenNick we like to rock some fancy nails and are all about sharing the sweet details!
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!
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 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!