Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BLOGMAS - Easy and Cheap Ways To Decorate Your Room!

i pretty much tend to be a cheap skate and that definitely comes out when i have to decorate for christmas, because what's the point of spending a lot when its only out for the christmas season? so i gravitate towards the shops that have cute decorations, but for amazingly cheap prices - target, walmart, dollar store, etc.

 a great way to spend absolutely NO money (well unless you don't have paper or scissors) is to make paper snowflakes and hang them around. i'm sure you learned how to do this in elementary school, and if not theres a million youtube videos! here, i have them hanging around my light fixture with a glitter snowflake that i bought at target for a $1.

heres another glitter snowflake that i found at the dollarstore! i just placed it on my bookshelf and i love the way it looks, it adds a glam, festive look to my shelf.

this i cannot stress enough - TINSEL! grab some garlands of tinsel that you can pick up for like 3 dollars the most, and it adds an instant christmas feel to the room. you can literally hang some anywhere!

another cheap way to join in on christmas decor is to have a mini tree! (yes, i technically have 2 trees in my room!) mini trees are not priced very high and you can find cheap ornaments anyway! and don't want to buy a garland? string some popcorn!

as you can see, my mannequin has went all out! lights! lights! lights! these make a room look so pretty and pretty much all your need to make your room christmas-y. and a santa hat! you can buy these anywhere and put them anywhere - on a bed post, closet, lamp!

these are just some ways i decorated my room and on a low budget, hope you guys get some ideas and its not too late into the season! i decorated my room pretty much before i started blogmas, but i'm pretty lazy and haven't gotten around to showing you guys yet!

1. (re)decorate my room
2. light up my bedroom with christmas lights
12. cut out some paper snowflakes

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Monday, December 12, 2011

BLOGMAS - Candy Cane Cookies!

this is my attempt at candy cane cookies! all i did was make some cookie dough, split it in half and dye one half red with food dye. then roll some little "logs" of dough and twist a red and white one together. as you can see mine are really fat, so make sure your "logs" are thin, or they will look like mine :) but they taste delicious! let me know if you try these out or have made them before, i love this idea!

13. bake some candy cane cookies
19. create some cookies from scratch

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BLOGMAS - Yet Another Christmas Mani

yess, i know i'm such a slacker! i've never been so busy in my life, junior year is really getting to me! but i did manage to have time to night to create yes, another, christmas manicure! i attempted to try my cheetah nail art again (leopard nails) but it kinda just looks like awkward polka dots. but i'll take it :) 

8. create and sport a holiday mani ( again :/ )

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Friday, December 9, 2011

BLOGMAS - Absolutely No Time...

so i'm so busy tonight and i'm not able to assemble a post together, so i will leave you with this christmas embellished picture i took today with my sister and family friends. hope you're having an amazing friday!

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BLOGMAS - December Wants

1. an ugly christmas sweater - enough said
2. a white jacket - i think they're so perfect for winter
3. glitter sequined shorts - necessity for new years
4. red scarf - to make my outfits more festive
5. black shoulder bag - in between bags right now

so pretty much i need these items to survive december! 

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

BLOGMAS - It's Christmas When...

so the weather here lately has caused me to feel like its still fall, and i keep forgetting to be in the christmas spirit! its been in the low 60's, high 50's and raining! this isn't the usual december weather (global warming? lol) for us and i haven't felt like christmas is coming yet! so i decided to take note on the things that make me feel festive to put me in the holiday mood!

1. driving around town and seeing all the lights lit up
2. getting to stare at my christmas tree & decorations
3. wearing my christmas pjs and fuzzy socks
4. starting my homework before 8 so i can watch christmas movies at night
5. my non-stop playing of christmas music (it's a disease)

there's obviously so much more things to bring up the christmas mood but these are the things i took note of during my day filled with gross weather. fingers crossed it gets cold soon! :)

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole 

Monday, December 5, 2011

BLOGMAS - A Subtly Festive Mani

4 coats of essie ballet slipper with china glaze party hearty on middle&thumb

this is the first of many holiday manis that i will be sporting this december. i tried to stay subtle because its only the beginning of the holiday season with an extremely pale pink with only glitter on two fingers. 

8. create and sport a holiday mani

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BLOGMAS - My Christmas Tree!

 TADA! this is my colorful christmas tree that i have in my bedroom. i had this up the day after thanksgiving, but it being a broken five dollar tree, it fell over due to its unsteady base. but i 
fixed and repositioned it today, plus tied it to my bookshelf so i think i'm good!

all these ornaments were bought at target and a.c. moore and the tree was bought at the target sale section after christmas one year. and of course the garland made by me :) ahhh, i love how it turned out! i'm fully in the festive mood now! i can stare at my tree all the time, we put the lights outside today and are almost done decorating. i'm so excited for december! hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

3. string lights outside
9. make a popcorn garland

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Saturday, December 3, 2011

BLOGMAS - Favorite Christmas Songs

so today i finally finished re-downloading all my favorite christmas songs and a few new ones, so i wanted to share you my favorites for the season! (no favorite order, i'm so bad at picking favorites!)

1. Greatest Time Of Year - Aly & A.J.
2. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams
3. My Only Wish (This Year) - Britney Spears
4. Mistletoe - Colbie Caillat
5. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
6. Sleigh Ride - Debbie Gibson
7. Wonderful Christmas Time - Demi Lovato
8. Where Are You Christmas? - Faith Hill
9. The Lights and Buzz - Jack's Mannequin
10. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
11. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
12. Drummer Boy (feat. Busta Ryhmes) - Justin Beiber
13. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Kristinia DeBarge
14. All My Bells Are Rining - Lenka
15. Mr. Winter - The Maine
16. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Mariah Carey
17. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
18. Maybe Next Year - Meiko
19. Wish List - Neon Trees
20. 30 Days - Nevershoutnever
21. Sleigh Ride - Spice Girls
22. Christmas Must Be Something More - Taylor Swift
23. Christmas When You Were Mine - Taylor Swift
24. Little Drummer Boy - tobyMac
25. Shake Up Christmas - Train

there's so much more christmas music i love to listen to, but these are just 
the songs i tend to gravitate to most. hopefully i opened you up to some 
new holiday music!

5. create the perfect christmas playlist

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Friday, December 2, 2011

BLOGMAS - December Bucket List

it's day 2 so i created a list of things i need to 
complete by the end of christmas day!
with 2 days down, here are my 23 goals:

1. (re)decorate my room (i already did this but i'm not pleased with it!) 
2. light up my bedroom with christmas lights
3. string lights outside
4. decorate the tree with the fam
5. create the perfect christmas playlist
6. go christmas shopping
7. make gifts to give
8. create and sport a holiday mani
9. make a popcorn garland 
10. buy or make an ugly christmas sweater
11. make a gingerbread house
12. cut out some paper snowflakes
13. bake some candy cane cookies
14. drink a holiday beverage at starbuck's
15. make popcorn snowmen
16. visit the rockefeller center tree
17. ice skate
18. make peppermint bark
19. create cookies from scratch
20. buy and snuggle in christmas pajamas
21. spend a whole day just watching christmas movies
22. send a christmas card
23. have a lovely christmas!

so i will be succeeding in crossing off all of these from my list
and update you all on the daily blog posts! some will have
an entire post dedicated to it, while some will just be
alluded to. i promise christmas will not end without
each and every one crossed off, i swear!
tell me some of your holiday goals :)

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole


**so this is uploading on december second because it never worked yesterday, i have no idea why! but don't you worry your pretty little heads, i will be double posting today! keep on the lookout later for the second day!

i know i have been a TERRIBLE blogger in the past month (even longer?) and i thought i'd make it up to you guys by taking part in blogmas! plus, christmas is my absolute, most favorite time of the year and i would love to post about it for 25 days. i can't guarantee that everything will all about christmas, but definitely the majority! and for those of you who don't know what blogmas is, its the 25 days before christmas and you blog everyday

so i'm gonna kick this off with a little bit of christmas inspiration:

happy december!! hope you guys come back for more blogmas!
xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Leopard Nails!

so due to my obsession with leopard (or cheetah can't tell the difference) i decided to put it on my nails. it was much easier than i thought, especially since i cannot do nail art for my life. i'm in LOVE with the way it turned out!

1. apply the base color (sally hansen xtreme wear in wet cement)
2. apply dots throughout the nail where you can then outline, so leave room! (essie in lady like)
3. take the end of a bobby pin and paint C shapes around some and then brackets around others
4. add dots to fill in the empty spaces
if you don't understand these instructions (which i'm sure you don't! haha) theres millions of tutorials on youtube, and remember practice makes perfect! practice on a piece of paper first, it helped me a lot!

sorry again for the lack of posts, i'm trying so hard to get back on track :)

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Sunday, October 30, 2011


i'm so sorry guys, i have been MIA! the past few weeks have been so stressful, i have absolutely no time. i barely have time to sleep anymore! my life has just been crazy so i had to neglect the blog but things should be dying down now! i don't even have a post for you guys, just this apology so sorry about that :/ but thanks for sticking with me guys and for 72 followers! it means so much <3 hopefully i'll get back in the swing of things very, very, very soon!

PS i've been dying to start a youtube channel ever since i've started this blog and got such amazing feedback! but does anybody have any channel name ideas? i really want something with my name in it, kinda like sarahbelle93x or meghanrosette. i think those names are adorable and i was hoping you guys out there would be more creative than me :) thanks girliesss, you all are honestly the best! <3

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NOTD - Glitter Tips

i'm in love with nail art, i just have absolutely no talent to portray beautiful designs on my nails SO i decided to create this easy look that anybody can do! (hey, if i can do it anyone can!) its not super cute, but its still nice to look at :)

step 1: apply your base color, i chose OPI's russian navy. 

step 2: dab on a fine glitter nail polish to the tips. the dabbing look makes it okay to not have a straight line compared to a french (which i can't do for the life of me) which makes it easy for everyone!

step 3: add a chunky glitter on top! 

and VOILA! you're done! its nail art made as simple as you can get

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Favorite Pink Products!

in order of breast cancer awareness month i thought i would do a post dedicated to the cause by showing my favorite pink products! so here are my top four:

1. essie polish in lady like - its the perfect color EVER! (NOTD post here)
2. VS pink body splash in sweet & flirty - i'm in love with this smell! i usually only gravitate towards vanilla scents but i went crazy and bought this scent and i'm in love!
3. coastal scents pink kabuki brush - coastal scents is a great company and i'm in love with this kabuki. i use it everyday!
4. maybelline one by one mascara - my holy grail mascara! it makes my lashes look amazing


xoxoxo stylishly nicole

Friday, October 14, 2011

50 Followers?!?! and a Survey!

i've recently reached 50 followers and i'm in such disbelief! well now i'm a little over because i didn't have time during the week to make a post, i've just been so stressed but better late than never right? i just can't believe over 50 people like my blog and want to follow it, i legit thought i would have like 2 followers. and now i've been blogging for only a month and a half and have 50?! thats crazy! thanks so much guyss <3 you guys always leave amazing comments, you're all so sweet!
so in honor of 50 followers i decided to take a 50 question survey. and now you guys can get to know me better instead of just seeing the clothes and beauty items i like! i would love it if you guys do this survey, i would love to see your answers! i'm obsessed with surveys! so let's hop right into this:

1. where were you 3 hours ago? - in school, 8th period. so i was in the cafe since i have off :)
2. what color underwear are you wearing now? - hot pink
3. what are you listening to right now? - exit wounds by the script (love them!)
4. what is your favorite number? - 26
5. what was the last thing you ate? - a poppy seed bagel w/ butter toasted!
6. if you were a crayon what color would you be? - macaroni and cheese! i love orange and i eat mac and cheese wayyyy to much
7. how is the weather right now? - crappy and rainy
8. who was the last person you talked to on the phone? - my mommy
9. the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? - hair!
10. do you have a significant other? - yessir!
11. favorite tv show? - uggh, i can't decide so i'm listing all the shows i love: bones, psych, chuck, fringe,  ringer, buffy the vampire slayer, charmed, charlie's angel, criminal minds and all the csi's! can you tell i love tv? hahaha
12. siblings? - younger brother and an older sister
13. height? - 5'4ish, maybe taller? i think i grew since my last doctor's appt.
14. hair color? - extremely dark brown, its the shade of brown thats right before black
15. eye color? - hazel
16. do you wear contacts? - nope! 20/20 vision whaddup :)
17. favorite holiday? - christmas by far! my existence on earth is pretty much for christmas
18. month? - december! did i say i like christmas ;)
19. have you ever cried for no reason? - probb, but i hate crying i try to do it as least as possible!
20. what was the last movie you watched? - halloweentown high. how cool am i?
21. favorite day of the year? - i actually have no idea, i don't really have one!
22. are you too shy to ask someone out? - not as much shy as i would be awkward haha
23. can you do a headstand (without a wall)? - uhh no. i have no coordination at all!
24. hugs or kisses? - both ;)
25. chocolate or vanilla? - vanilla!
26. do you want your friends to respond to this? - i would love if some of my followers did it!
27. when is the last time you went to the mall? - not last weekend, but the weekend before. which is surprising, i go to the mall all the time! shopaholic right here!
28. have you bought any clothing items in the last week? - yup! i ordered a pair of wedges off urbanog.com
29. what books are you reading? - well i just started the scarlet letter and recently finished the catcher in the rye. both of them for school, i'm not a big reader anymore.
30. piercings? - nada! everybody always makes fun of me for not having my ears pierced :/
31. favorite movies? - i have no idea, i'm sooo bad at picking favorites haha i'm more of a tv show girl though!
32. your dream vacation? - backpack across europe and then visit australia. actually i want to go everywhere, it's my dream to travel the world
33. what were you doing before this? - watching my subscriptions on youtube
34. butter, plain or salted popcorn? - butter is the way to go
35. when is the last time you ran? - on tuesday
36. what's the last sporting event you watched? - my boyfriend's volleyball game
37. dogs or cats? - both, they're all so cute. but i'm in love with weiner dogs, they're adorable. i want one and then put it in a hot dog costume, it's been a dream of mine since i was like 7. i'm a cool kid, you don't even have to tell me ;)
38. favorite flower? - i don't really have preference, but if i had to choose probably sunflowers i think they're just so happy!
39. been caught doing something you weren't supposed to do? - of course! hasn't everyone?
40. do you have a best friend of the opposite sex? - i have a lot of close friends that are guys
41. what's your favorite animal? - flamingos or peacocks or zebras
42. do you have a tan? - i wish, i'm the palest person ever!
43. are you still friends with people from kindergarten? - not close, but i'm friendly with some!
44. have you ever fired a gun? - can't say that i have
45. do you like to travel by plane? - the only time i've been on a plane is when i was 4 so i don't really remember
46. right-handed or left-handed? - righty!
47. how many pillows do you sleep with? - threee
48. are you missing someone? - not really!
49. last time you took a shower? - last night
50. favorite youtuber? - i really love meghanrosette and hayleyistcb! but i love so many more my subscription box is blowing up right now haha

hope you guys like this! and a quick note: one of my favorite bloggers gabby at gabby's beauty basics just reached 50 followers as well and she did such an amazing post on it so go check her out! her blog is amazing!

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

OutfitOfTheDay - Edgy Floral


so i ventured outside to take pictures for you guys today :D i mixed a somewhat delicate fall floral top and paired it with a more edgier style pant and combat boots. i love how all the pieces came together and i think this is going to be a go to fall outfit when i have no idea what to wear, i love it so much!

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Saturday, October 8, 2011

NOTD - Perfect Fall Color!

i've recently picked up essie's lady like and i'm OBSESSED. i absolutely adore it! forget my top 10 fall nail polish post (view that here), this is my new #1 fall color. it is light dusty, mauve-y, rose that can sometimes look like a nude. i'm in love, its official ;) ignore the chips, i've been wearing it for two days! essie usually holds up really well for me. i highly, highly, highly recommend you pick this color up for fall!

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Friday, October 7, 2011

OutfitOfTheDay - Casual Fall Outfit


this is just a quick outfit of the day! i wore this when i went shopping in a nearby town with 
my mommy :) it's perfect for the semi-chilly weather during the beginning of fall.

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Wants

so i plan on picking 5 new things i want each month, i think it's just more spaced out and less annoying as when people post one every week. i just want to be able to share what i'm going to be lusting about through each month :)

1. open knit sweaters-i'm obsessed with these, i just want to buy a million!
2. royal blue jeans-my closet would be complete with a pair of these...lol jk my closet will never be complete ;)
3. fur vest-i need one so badly! they're so adorable and versatile
4. leopard sperry topsiders-i've been wanting these for months, i think you can make them work all year round!
5. china glaze skyscraper-this polish needs to be in my collection right now, it's gorg!

and i didn't even try to make a color scheme...guess you can tell i love my neutrals and blues!

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Sunday, October 2, 2011

1 Pair of Shorts, 7 Outfits - High Waisted Shorts For Fall

so i've been wanting to do this post forever! it is probably too cold in some places to wear these outfits, but if you live in a hot climate and still want to look put together for fall or if you want to brave the cold, these outfits are perfect! so i styled distressed, high-waisted shorts from american eagle to work for autumn. and yes, in these pictures i'm posing next to my bff, mandy the mannequin ;)








all these outfits are casual, like what i believe to be school appropriate or out with friends. hope you guys like these outfits! i'm hoping to do more posts like this where i pick one item and styled it into different outfits, tell me what you guys think!

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole