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  • Get Your Independence On With These July 4th Nail Art Designs

    Posted on 07/02/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    O say can you see how super-cool these patriotic nail art designs are?

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: Chalkboard Nails

    We'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.

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: Wondrously Polished

    Who 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.

    July 4th Nail Art

    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.

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: Dressed Up Nails

    Raise 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!

  • Get Ready for BBQ Season With These Cookout-Inspired Nail Art Designs!

    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

    BBQ Nail Art

    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

    BBQ Nail Art

    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

    BBQ Nail Art

    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

    BBQ Nail Art

    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!

  • 10 Ice Cream Flavors You Didn't Know Exist

    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.

    FRENCH TOAST

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: Dashing Dish

    Why wouldn't you combine a favorite breakfast food with a favorite everything food?

    CUCUMBER

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: Gourmet Gamine

    Never thought you'd find a veggie in ice cream, DID YA?

    CEREAL MILK

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    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

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: Frederick's Diaries

    Take a second... think about it... accept it.

    STOP, GUAC & ROLL

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: Salt & Straw

    Guacamole ice cream: An unlikely, but truly magical combination.

    RED VELVET CAKE

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: Drizzle & Drip

    Gimme. Just gimme.

    OLIVE OIL

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: Tiny Urban Kitchen

    Okay, olive oil. We see you. First you make your way into cakes, and now you're showing up in ice cream. Noted.

    CARROT CAKE

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: LA Times

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    PARMESAN

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: The Etsy Blog

    Hm, wonder how this would taste atop a Caesar salad?

    PIZZA

    Ice Cream Flavors

    Credit: Little Baby's Ice Cream

    I 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!

  • Five Ways To Have The Perfect Anti-Prom

    Posted on 04/10/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Anti-Prom

    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?

    Wrong.

    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!

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  • Glitter like Gold With These St. Patrick's Day Nail Art Designs

    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

    St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

    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.

    ANIMATE ME

    St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

    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.

    SWIRLY

    St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

    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

    St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

    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

    St. Patrick's Day Nail Art

    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!

  • 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 112: "TIME OUT OF MIND"
    Mikayla's Style

    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's Style

    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"
    Mikayla's Style

    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"
    Mikayla's Style

    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.

    Mikayla's Style

    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"
    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

    Style

    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.