Summer Night In: Create, Read, Apply, and Wear

Hiya!

I was reading one of my favorite blogs and I saw a post that was really cool and fun to read as a viewer and a blogger.  It seemed like a lot of fun, but finding the time to do it was very hard.  I know it’s summer and I should have all the time in the world, but I just don’t.  Anyway, the post was a “Girls’/Summer Night In,”  which could easily be a tag, as it’s very fun to do and customize.  So I present to you…  My summer night in!

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To Wear: PJ Top (Forever 21 Girls)//PJ Bottoms (xhilaration)

While I’m rocking out to some of my favorite songs I like to be nice and comfortable so I put on my loosest attire… Pajamas!  The shirt is not actually from Los Angeles, though I have been there, and I miss the hot weather.  It’s actually a really loose t-shirt. Cute, right?  The pants are absolutely adorable, I mean come on, there’s polka dots.  Plus, they’re cotton, so it’s perfect for cooler summer nights.

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To Apply: Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser//3-in-1 Acne Treatment//Acne Defense Face Lotion//Oil-Free Moisture//Power-Cream Wash//Baby Lips Sunscreen//EOS Passion Fruit Lip Balm

I have quite an intense skin care routine.  It involves quite a variety of masks, moisturizers, facial washes, lotions, and lip balms.  Right now I really like the Baby Lips Sunscreen Chap Sticks.  They’re perfect for the pool.  But when I’m not using that I’ve been loving my EOS Passion Fruit Lip Balm.  Trust me, they may be expensive, but they’re worth every penny.  To keep my face soft and acne free I really enjoy the Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Set.  It really does do everything it says.

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To Do: Strathmore Sketchbook//Sharpie Fine Point//Bic Mark It Ultra Fine Point

I’ve been seeing these quote/lyric art pictures all over the internet now, and I decided to try some of my own.  I used my fancy smancy sketchbook from Christmas, and used the words from songs I’ve been loving.  And of course, you can’t use just any markers.  I had to use my favorite Bic markers.  They have a super thin point, perfect for drawing and outlining, making them my favorite markers ever.  And when I get tired of that I like to use transparent pictures and banners from Tumblr to make collages.  That’s how I made my header and the picture above.

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 To Read: The Fabulous Girls’ Book//Twelve O’ Clocke

I’ve always loved this book, even though I got it for Christmas when I was younger.  Maybe 2 or 3 years ago.  It has a bunch of DIYs, crafts, style tips, and advice.  It’s a fun read if you’re looking for something to do on a lazy Sunday.  It even has projects for a girls’ night in.  But if I’m not in a book reading mood, I like to read blogs.  Particularly Gabrielle Noone’s Twelve O’ Clocke.  It’s what inspired me to start embroidering.  If you’d like to see a post about that, comment below.

See you soon!

-Nyah

 

 

 

Steal her Style Ariana Grande pt. 2

Last summer I was introduced to a darling little site called ‘Steal her Style.’  It’s pretty much what’d you’d expect, so there’s no need to explain.  But it’s really fun to look at when you’re crushing on a celebrities wardrobe.

That’s when Ariana Grande comes in.  While she also has some ridiculously crazy outfits, which celebrities don’t?  But most of the time her clothes are actually quite cute.  So, I tried to pick out some pictures you can actually try to recreate.  Not her footy pajamas ( which you should honestly never wear out the house), and other things like that.

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All photos came from Steal her Style.  I don’t own any of the pictures above or below.

Ariana has somewhat lost the nerdy style she had last summer, but she’s a LOT more famous now, so it make sense.  I really do love the dress, which seems just a teeny weeny bit geeky, and the simplicity, yet creativeness of this outfit.

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Usually I’ve been told to never wear all black.  I do it anyway, but usually I add colorful jewelry to tone it down.  Or is it up?  Back to the point, I didn’t think it was possible to look girly in all black, but apparently it is.

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Instead of nerdy, I think Ariana Grande has a more vintage/retro style going on.  In black and white this whole thing seems to be happening in the poodle skirt time period. And if you know even the slightest things about me, you’d know I love and cannot resist polka dots.  So that pretty much explains just about everything.

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Once again, more nostalgia for me.  I’ve always loved platform boots, but I would have never thought of wearing it with a sweater.  Let alone a sweater dress.  But I guess that’s Ariana Grande for you.  She must think pants are over-rated.

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This shirt is perfect for me.  If you ask anyone I know, you’d find out that I almost never stop talking.  But if  had to give out 2nd place to nything in the outfit, it would have to be the bag.  I’d like it more in a darker pink color, instead of the almost cream, but overall it’s a really nice bag which would fit all the many things I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO CARRY AROUND;)

-XO Style Stalker

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

Knowing These 5 Secrets Will Make Painting Your Nails Super Easy

I am forever dreading the night before or morning of fancy events.  Not because I don’t like them, I mean who doesn’t like dressing up?!?!  No, I dread painting my nails.  The frustration it causes me is not worth the few days of color on my hands and feet, because truth be told, I don’t even look at it.  But there are ways to avoid some of the agony nail art causes you…

Tip #1: Brightening the Color

We’ve all had those times when the color of the nail polish bottle is so very pretty.  But once it actually hits your nail the color is dull and boring.  Say no more, I’ve got a trick for you!

It’s actually really easy to make your nail color pop, or even a tad bit lighter.  All it takes is one extra step. 

  1. Apply your base coat
  2. Paint your nails completely white
  3. Apply your nail color
  4. Apply your top coat

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Secret #2: Drying them Faster

I really hate waiting for my nails to dry.  Face it, we’ve all got better things to do.  If you’re tired of waiting around try this technique.

  1. Apply the base coat
  2. Apply the nail color
  3. Apply the top coat
  4. Soak your hands in ice water
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Secret #3: Getting Off Tough-to-Remove-Polish

We all know glitter nail polish is especially hard to get off.  With this secret, it’s no longer a problem.

  1. Soak a cotton pad/ball in nail polish remover
  2. Place it on your nail
  3. Wrap your nail and the cotton ball/pad with tinfoil
  4. Apply pressure to secure the tinfoil and cotton ball
  5. After about 5 minutes slide off the tinfoil and cotton ball/pad at the same time
  6. Voila!  Your glitter polish is gone

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Secret #4: Avoiding the Caps Drying Shut

It’s a tragedy when your favorite nail polish is impossible to open.  After you’ve asked the strongest people you know, proceed to this simple step.

  1. Take a cotton swab and dip it in petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
  2. Wipe a small amount along the top of the jar
  3. You’re Done!
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Secret #5: DIY Matte Topcoat

I’ve been seeing matte nail art all over the internet now.  If you’re wondering how they did it, and don’t want to spend tons of money on this trend, try this!

  1. Pour a bit of clear topcoat into a bowl or on a plate
  2. Add a small amount of corn starch to it
  3. Mix these together
  4. Paint your nails as regular
  5. Paint this DIY topcoat over your nails
  6. Let dry, and enjoy your matte finish nails
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Which secret are you looking forward to trying?  Which have you already tried?  Do YOU have any more nail secrets?  Honestly I’d love to hear them.  I’m always looking forward to making this ”chore” easier.

-XO Style Stalker

The Marilyn Monroe Guide to Fashion (Part 3)

Chere Readers,

I already told those of you who read my other Marilyn Monroe Guide to Fashion what this was.  But I have not done this in a while, and have gained quite a few followers since then. Basically I take a picture of Marilyn Monroe, and her clothes, and write a tip based on what she’s wearing.  In first person point of view of course.  This series will continue as long as I can think of tips.  Because my series posts were very popular.  But out of the three I’ve done(including this one) I’ve only finished 1!  Whoops!

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Tip: (imagine in a classy accent)

A lady must always accessorize when joining her lady or gentleman friends for a night in the town.  Go classy or go home.  Silver is the best color to add, but if you have to, go with gold.  And jewelry is not always the best way to add some flair to an outfit.  Belts, and fur wraps in the color of your choosing are always divine.  Don’t forget your fancy updo.  It’s essential in producing glamour.  Tight curls, waves, and anything vintage Hollywood starlet are just fine.

How did I do?  Have any other fashion icons you want guides to?  Tell me in the comments!

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

The Marilyn Monroe Guide to Fashion (Part 2)

Chere Readers,

I already told those of you who read my first MMGF (Marilyn Monroe Guide to Fashion)what this was, and how I do it. Basically I take a picture of Marilyn Monroe, and her clothes, and write a tip based on what she’s wearing.  In first person point of view of course.  This series will continue as long as I can think of tips.  Because my series posts were very popular.  But out of the three I’ve done(including this one) I’ve only finished 1!  Whoops!  If you want me to do a guide to fashion, from someone else, let me know in the comments please!

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Tip: (imagine this in a classy accent)

If one must absolutely adorn menswear like clothing, then she must find a way to make it more ladylike.  Bright colors, and flashing skin are the best way to achieve this.  As you all know, red is the best color to add to an outfit.  But any hue will do.  (I’m a poet, though I already know it). I suggest finding any way possible to show off the finer aspects of your body, rolled sleeves, shorts, skirts, things like that.  But menswear will never be classy, so keep it casual.

How did I do?  Want any more guides to fashion?  Tell me in the comments!  You know you want to…

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

The Marilyn Monroe Guide to Fashion (Part 1)

Chere Readers,

I already told those of you who read my post yesterday, the title of this post.  But not what I was going to be doing.  Basically I take a picture of Marilyn Monroe, and her clothes, and write a tip based on what she’s wearing.  In first person point of view of course.  This series will continue as long as I can think of tips.  Because my series posts were very popular.  But out of the three I’ve done(including this one) I’ve only finished 1!  Whoops!

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Courtesy of NY Daily News

Tip: (imagine in a classy accent)

A lady shall always add a bright pop of color to an otherwise monochrome outfit.  While any color works, I highly believe red is the best suitable hue for any lady with a level of sophistication and class.  Besides the darling color you must absolutely have, there must be some sort of accessory.  I suggest pearls, but if that is too fancy for the occasion of scarf will have to do.

How did I do?  Tell me in the comments!

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker

Nail Art: Glitter. Glitter. And Even More Glitter.

Chere Readers,

I really didn’t feel like painting my fingers again from last week. I was just too lazy to get the nail polish remover and wipe off the excess polish.  But I’m quite good at painting my toes.  They’re really easy and fast, and I enjoyed part of a nice movie while painting my nails before moving on to my homework:( So here goes nothing:

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I used a glittery dark blue nail polish on all my nails. Except, instead of those polishes you put on top of another color, it was an actual nail polish to cover your whole nail, except it’s still glittery.  But on my big toe I used one of the top coat glitters in an orange tone, over the dark blue, a lot, so it’s almost covered.

Au Revoir,

Style Stalker