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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Disney Bounding Can Help Bring a Magical Touch to Everyday Wear

Dress Disney but make it fashion! Disney bounding is a great way to showcase your love of different characters in a creative way. It can bring a touch of magic into everyday life by incorporating your favorite character into what you wear daily. There is no need to buy excessive costumes to channel your favorite characters, you can use the clothing you have right in your closet. Below are some of my Disney bounding outfits:

Sleeping Beauty: Aurora Outfit

Everyday Disney Bound Outfits Aurora

Aurora Outfit costume ideas

Sleeping Beauty Disney Bound Skirt
Location: Pink Street, Lisbon Portugal 
Make it pink! Make it Blue! My favorite scene from sleeping beauty is when Flora and Merryweather are fighting over Aurora's dress color and end up make her dress pink and blue. I found a pink and blue skirt from Fairytale & Company that resembles that scene!

Outfit Details: Where to buy
Top: Chicwish

Minnie Mouse Outfit 
Disneyland outfit ideas

Disney World outfit
Location: Disneyland, Hong Kong 
Outfit Details: Where to buy:
Red Top: Amazon
Skirt: Amazon

Snow White Outfit
Disney Bound Snow White
Location: 925 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 
Outfit Details: Where to Buy:
Blue Heels: Sam Edelman
Blue Top: Amazon 
Yellow Skirt: Morning Lavender, Chicwish

Outfits for Disneyland

Disney Outfit inspiration


Saturday, April 25, 2020

Remove Gel No Chip Nails at Home - Step by Step Guide

No chip manicures are great for making your nail polish last weeks upon weeks. But when it comes time to take them off, that can be a little tricky. No matter what, do NOT peel your gel nails off! This will damage your nail bed and make your nails brittle and weaker. 

You will need: 

- Aluminum foil
- Paper towel

Step 1: 

Cut the aluminum foil into 10 strips that are big enough to wrap around each of your fingers. You will want to have all of your cotton balls separated before you start wrapping the foil around your nails. Once the foil is wrapped around one hand, it will be hard to separate the cotton balls.

Step 2: 

Buff the top layer of your nail polish with the nail file. You will want to do this over a paper towel because it can get messy very fast. Removing the top layer of gel polish will allow the acetone to penetrate the other layers of gel. 

Step 3:

Dip your cotton ball in acetone and place it on top of your nail (make sure it covers the entire nail). Then take the foil and wrap it around your nail/finger. Do this for every nail.

Step 4: 

After about 10-15 min check to see if the polish is coming off.  If a lot of the polish has started to come off, then remove the foil from your nails. Use your nail stick/cuticle pusher to scrape off the remaining gel polish. If the polish is not coming off easily, then place your nails back in the foil wraps for another 5 minutes. 

Wash your nails after tall the polish is off. 

Full video on How to Remove Gel Polish at Home:


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Eelco Mural - Beautiful Street Art in Chicago

Bet Murals Street art in Chicago
Title: Wild Life
Location: 1306 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (back alley)

Artist Statement: 
"Wild life shows the animals in their changed habitat. Through the metaphor of today's society where we are packed up in it’s galaxy. All reaching for the same star"

Sky Blue dress
Dress: Calvin Klein, Similar
Heels: Here


Murals in Chicago downtown


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Carmel by the Sea, California Day Trip

Carmel by the Sea is one of the most charming towns in California. It is only a few hour hour drive from San Francisco making it the perfect place to visit for a weekend getaway. This cute town offers a plethora of activities and attractions including cozy bed and breakfasts, art galleries, wine tasting rooms, unique boutiques and the famous white sands of Carmel Beach. There are also so many great Instagrammable photo locations all throughout town! My favorite were the fairytale cottage buildings and shops. 

My top things to do:

1. Afternoon Tea at the Tuck Box

fairytale cottage tea time

2. Walk around town and find all the fairytale cottage shops and boutiques


3. Red Flower Wall

Flower wall

Flower wall for instagram

4. Beach Beach

5. Wine Tasting along the Carmel Wine Walk

Outfit Details: 

Carmel by the Sea

carmel by the sea

Flower wall

Carmel by the Sea



Sunday, April 5, 2020

Best Instagramable Walls and Murals in Chicago

I love living a bright and colorful life! Pretty much colors make me happy and I can always be found wearing a bold outfit. I am constantly scouting for the most colorful murals around Chicago and taking my fashion photos in front of them. One of the most common questions I receive from other bloggers is "Where is that mural?". To make it easier for other bloggers and anyone else traveling to Chicago, I compiled a list of my most popular murals around Chicago with the addresses and map links included.

Have fun mural hunting!

Follow my instagram for the latest murals I find: @NotoriousNicolette

1.  Greeting from  Chicago Mural
Artist: Victor Ving & Lisa Beggs

Chicago, wall art, walls

2. Pink Flamingo Mural 
Artists: JC Rivera and Andrew Ghrist

Best Chicago Murals and Walls Flamingo

3. Colorful Heart Mural 
Artist: Chris Uphues

4. Black and White Pattern Mural

5. Multicolor Snake Mural (Pink, Green, Blue Red)

Snake pattern

6. Striped Rainbow Mural 

Colorful Wall Chicago

7. Great Big Heart Mural
Artist: Erica Chin

Valentines day wall

8. Brick Flower Mural
Location: 4106 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL (Back alley)
Artist: Juan de la Mora Monsivais

Floral wall mural Chicago

9. Orange Space Mural Garage Door
Address: 777 S State St, Chicago, IL (back alley)
Artist: Megan Troglio


10. Bubble Gum Moose Mural 
Artist: Jacob Watts

Blue wall mural Chicago

11. Purple/Pink Wall 

Chicago pink purple wall mural

12. Old Orchard Mall murals
 (in between Starbucks and Soul Cycle)

mall mural

Old Orchard Mall

13. Rainbow Brick Wall 


14. Colorful Flower Mural "China Truborn"
Artist: Louise "Ouizi" Chen

Wabash Arts corridor

15. Wild Life Mural
Address: 1306 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL (Back alley)
Artist: Eelco Van den Berg

Wabash Arts Corridor

16.  Tropical Leaf Mural

Mural Photoshoot Chicago

17.  Color Block Striped Wall

New City Mural Chicago

18. Colorful Dot Circle Mural
Address: 925 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL (Back alley)
Artist: The Joe Miller

Top Chicago mural

19. Pastel Pink Wall

Pink Chicago Mural

20. Blue Floral Mural "Listen To Learn"
Artist: Hello Kristen

Chicago flowers

21. Butterfly Mural 
Address: 1014 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL  (on 11th st)
Artist: Hector Duarte


22. Blue Brick Wall
Address: 1634 W Polk St, Chicago, IL (in back)

23. Hello Kristen Mural 
Artist: Hello Kristen

24. Blue Striped Mural
Artist: The Joe Miller

Top Walls for Instagram Chicago


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