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  • Cristine Prosperi Talks Mikayla's Style on 'Open Heart'

    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 108: "ANCIENT HISTORY"
    Mikayla's Style

    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"
    Mikayla's Style

    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"
    Mikayla's Style

    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's Style

    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"
    Mikayla's Style

    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"
    Mikayla's Style

    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"
    Mikayla's Style

    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.

  • Five Times Taylor Swift's 'Style' Music Video Made Us Buckle Our Knees

    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

    Style

    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

    Style


    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

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    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...

    Style

    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

    Style

    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!

  • Five Valentine's Day Nail Art Designs that Will Make You Swoon

    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!

    BUBBLY

    Valentine's Day Nail Art

    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

    Valentine's Day Nail Art

    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.

    SCRABBLE, ANYONE?

    Valentine's Day Nail Art

    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

    HEARTBREAKER

    Valentine's Day Nail Art

    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

    Valentine's Day Nail Art

    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! ;)

  • Get Your Jolly On With Festive Holiday Nail Art!

    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!

    Holiday Nail Art

    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

    Holiday Nail Art

    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

    Holiday Nail Art

    Credit: Craftynail


    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

    Holiday Nail Art

    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

    Holiday Nail Art

    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

    Holiday Nail Art

    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!

    Holiday Nail Art

    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!

  • Get Spooky With These Halloween Nail Art Ideas!

    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!

    CREEPY CRAWLERS

    Halloween 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.

    MUMMY MAGIC

    Halloween Nail Art

    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.

    SPOOKY SPLATTER

    Halloween Nail Art

    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!

    GHOULISH GLOSS

    Halloween Nail Art

    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!

    PRETTY PUMPKINS

    Halloween Nail Art

    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.

  • Five Quick Study Break Ideas To Stay Motivated!

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Study Break

    Credit: Getty Images


    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!

  • Get Inspired With These Red Carpet Worthy Homecoming Looks

    Posted on 10/06/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    It's almost time for one of the great American high school traditions! Sure, Homecoming may revolve around a football game or a Homecoming King and Queen coronation at your school, but here at TeenNick Style we're all about one thing.

    Can you take a wild guess?

    When it comes to Homecoming dresses this year, we're thinking outside the box. Check out some of our favorite red-carpet worthy outfits to inspire your Homecoming look!

    SHEER GENIUS

    Homecoming Looks

    Credit: Getty Images


    Can't decide whether to go high or low this year? A frock with a short skirt and sheer overlay might just be the best of both worlds. Victoria Justice topped off her skirt with a cute crop top, while Annie Clark and Supah Ninja's Gracie Dzienny went contemporary Grecian goddess in their white dresses!


    BRIGHT BLOOM

    Homecoming Looks

    Credit: Getty Images


    Super-formal not your thing? Floral prints (which are totally not just for spring) take a sweet and playful spin on dressing up. Go classic like Ariana, bejeweled like Victoria or neon bright like Annie!


    NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOMECOMING

    Homecoming Looks

    Credit: Getty Images


    And for a Homecoming that's anything-but-basic, try some truly alternative styles. Throw on a leather moto jacket on top of a bright mini dress or rip a page out of The Thundermans' Kira Kosarin's book and ditch the dress altogether! And finally, because fall dances sometimes require fashion and function, throw on an over-sized sweater with a pair of pumps and call it an effortless-chic day. Do you dare?

    Which of these outfits would you make your own? We want to hear all about your Homecoming outfit plans, so sound off in the comments!

  • Play Our '90s Halloween Vine Game!

    Posted on 10/06/2014 by TeenNickBlogger


    Halloween is less than a month away and here at TeenNick, we're looking forward to the big night by throwing it back two decades. The '90s were a magical time when the only thing orange was an iguana (or soda!) and inspirational quotes came from Uncle Tito, not Instagram.

    Take a dip into the archive of iconic '90s characters from All That!, Rocket Power, Rugrats, Kenan & Kel and more by playing our Vine game below! Tap on one of the images to find out who you should be on All Hallows Eve!




  • Ten Awesomely Ridiculous Locker Decorations From Your Fave TeenNick Shows

    Posted on 08/25/2014 by Rachel1016

    This week in TeenNick Back-To-School fun, we're talking lockers. These skinny pad-locked cubbies are so special because they're the one place in all of school that you can make your own. And even though most school's policies would never allow the extreme locker makeover we all deserve, we can't help but get totally inspired by these out-of-this-world decorations from shows like Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Victorious! and iCarly. Check 'em out!

    SHE NOSE WHAT'S UP

    Locker Decorations

    Lisa from Ned's Declassified always had the sniffles. Thankfully, her locker was well-stocked with all the remedies she could ever need.

    LOCKER EYE CANDY

    Locker Decorations

    Can't argue with Mosely's classic celeb crush-adorned locker design.

    MAKE IT SHINE

    Locker Decorations

    Some of the lockers that came out of Hollywood Arts High School on Victorious! were truly insane. I mean, look at that paint job!

    ALOHA!

    Locker Decorations

    What's that behind Andre and Beck? Oh, just a tiki hula scene and a full-on keyboard. NBD.

    ABSTRACT LOCKER

    Locker Decorations

    One word: Spoons.

    ENTER IF YOU DARE

    Locker Decorations

    Beware, there might be a haunted house in this locker.

    I CAN SEE YOUR LUNCH

    Locker Decorations

    You know, pal, your locker is your space. You do you.

    THE CAT'S MEOW

    Locker Decorations

    No one ever complained about a kitten-ified locker. Ever.

    IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS?

    Locker Decorations

    You may remember this was actually Ned's locker, cluttered with Post-It notes and a baby doll (from a Home Ec assignment). You'd think he'd be able to take his own advice about locker organization, riiight?

    THE ULTIMATE LOCKER

    Locker Decorations

    This. Remember when Sam and Freddy won Special Locker 239 on iCarly? We gotta say, this crazy locker takes the cake. It's the size of three (count 'em, three!) lockers and comes complete with a plasma screen and microwave. So next-level.

    Which ones are your faves? How do you kick your locker decorations up a notch? Let's hear it in the comments!
  • Five Back To School Nail Art Designs That Will Totally Help You Stay Class-y!

    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.

    LOOKIN' SHARP

    Back To School Nail Art

    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

    Back To School Nail Art

    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!

    ALPHABET MANI

    Back To School Nail Art

    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

    Back To School Nail Art

    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

    Back To School Nail Art

    Credit: DivineCaroline and Nailed It


    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!