Friday, December 13, 2013

Ugly Christmas Sweater Reindeer

Hi everyone, YAY it's Friday!  I couldn't be more happier that it's Friday and I get to leave early :)  We are supposed to have a big winter storm today, starting this afternoon, with 3 to 7 inches of snow expected.  The hubby and I don't have any spectacular plans this weekend.  We are seeing the second Hobbit movie tomorrow and he is so excited he might blow a gasket.  Admittedly I didn't like the first one at all so maybe this one will be better?

Today I have my recreation of an ugly Christmas sweater.  I don't own an ugly Christmas sweater but my sister does and she's been wearing it on Christmas Eve for the last two years.  It's like a giant grandma cardigan with all sorts of Christmas appliques.  This year I bought a shirt online to wear for Christmas Eve.  It's got two Christmas cats on be fair it's not awful considering I got it from American Eagle.  My sister and I also have the tradition of wearing funny hats on Christmas Eve.  I always wear the Santa hat and she has a striped elf hat.  I'm pretty sure we've been doing that for at least a decade!

To create this look, I started with a base of OPI First Date at the Golden Gate, which is a warmer orangy red.  For my thumb and ring finger, I used Zoya Hunter and China Glaze Fairy Dust to create the green distressed look and then used Essie Licorice and a nail art brush to draw half snowflakes.  For the ugly reindeer I used a nail art brush with OPI Skull and Glossbones and Essie Licorice for the outlines.

I would love to you own an ugly Christmas sweater?  If you do, describe it in the comments :)