Ugly (and Not So Ugly) Christmas Sweaters

Whether you need it for your “Ugly” Sweater Party or you just LOVE Christmas, these are my favs from this year! Don’t worry, some of these aren’t too ugly!

Topshop “Dear Santa” SweatshirtTopshop 'Dear Santa' Sweatshirt

Boden ‘Reindeer Yoke’ SweaterReindeer Yoke Sweater

ASOS Holiday Sweater With Metallic NoelASOS Holiday Sweater With Metallic Noel

Wildfox ‘Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe’ SweaterWildfox Kiss Me Under the Misletoe Sweater

‘You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out’ Merry Christmas Tacky Sweater'You'll Shoot Your Eye Out' Merry Christmas Tacky Sweater

Free People Baltic Fairisle PulloverFree People Baltic Fairisle Pullover

Stem Statement Long Sleeve Tee

(Choose from ‘Naughty’, ‘Nice’, ‘Gifted’, or ‘Hey Drummer Boy’)

Stem Statement Long Sleeve Tee

Forever 21 Sequined ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Graphic SweaterSequined Ho Ho Ho Graphic Sweater

Merry & Bright Christmas ShirtMerry & Bright Christmas Shirt

ASOS Holidays Sweater in Vintage Ski Motif

ASOS Holidays Sweater in Vintage Ski Motif

Victoria’s Secret Holiday CrewVictoria's Secret Holiday Crew

Ten Sixty Sherman ‘Tinsel Ball’ Christmas SweaterTen Sixty Sherman 'Tinsel Ball' Christmas Sweater

Windsor Geeky Reindeer Holiday SweaterGeeky Reindeer Holiday Sweater

Forever 21 Sequined ‘Kiss Me’ Graphic SweaterForever 21 Sequined Kiss Me Graphic Sweater

New York & Comapny Polar Bear SweaterNew York & Comapny Polar Bear Sweater

Kissing Penquins Ugly Christmas SweaterKissing Penquins Ugly Christmas Sweater

Brave Soul ‘Jingle My Bells’ Holidays SweaterBrave Soul 'Jingle My Bells' Holidays Sweater

Or maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas? I love this one!

Wildfox Eight Nights SweatshirtWildfox Eight Nights Sweatshirt

OR!!!! Make it yourself! Such a good idea!

‘Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater’ Kit'Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater' Kit

P.S. don’t forget your pooch!

Reindeer Pet PajamaReindeer Pet Pajama

Glitter Fade Tutorial for your Nails

If you saw my Christmas post about Nail Art, you will know that I just did my nails like this for the holidays. I loved it! It’s fun and cute and festive, but I would wear this style all year long. It’s also very easy! 

The Beauty Department just posted this tutorial on how and I figured it would probably be better to pass this on than try and do one on my own! I did red and gold for Christmas, but you can basically do any colors you want and it looks great!

  1. Start with any polish color you want. We used black so you could really see how it’s done. Let it dry really well. You can even put a thin topcoat over it if you want so it doesn’t smudge when you add the glitter.
  2. Using your dense glitter polish and a super-thin art brush, lay down a line of glitter polish at the tip of the nail. (Or you can do the moons if you’d rather.)
  3. Using the thinnest art brush you can find, drag the glitter polish out carefully. You don’t need to drag too much of the glitter because you want it to fade to almost nothing. Only go about half the length of the nail.
  4. After you’ve dragged it out, go back in and lay down one more line of glitter polish at the tip to make it look more dense.

Add your topcoat right away. It helps the glitter lay flatter and settle better in my opinion. Get creative with color combos. I wonder if this would look good coming out from the sides if you have longer nails…? Don’t forget to tweet (@tbdofficial) or instagram (@thebeautydept) us a photo if you try it out! Good luck and happy holidays, friends! xo

*found at thebeautydepartment.com

 

*When I did my nails, we used the tiny loose glitter from a craft store. You do the same motions as described above with the brush and make sure to seal it with topcoat. Either way works great, but I personally think the loose glitter make it look a little bit more sparkly. 

The Third Day of Christmas…

On the Third Day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Three Fabulous Christmas Wreaths!

I think these are all so unique and cute. I want to figure out how to make all of them!