Chillin' with my snowmies - an ugly sweater tradition

The ugly Christmas sweater has become the hallmark of a successful holiday season, right up there with adult fighting on Black Friday, and owning a bazillion Christmas lights that don't work.  Made popular by your great-aunt Dolores or your third-grade social studies teacher, these sweet things are back and better than ever. 

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Sweater: Target // Jeans: Nordstrom // Shoes: Target

Sure, ugly clothes have always been around. They're the ones that let us know our good-looking clothes are soooo good-looking in comparison. But if you were a child of the 80's, you grew up with them as a year-round staple on every sitcom. As we morphed into the 90's this fad gave up life but in the past decade, the trend has picked up steam once more.  According to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Book: The Definitive Guide to Getting Your Ugly On, there was a noticeable uptick in ugly sweater parties around 2001, and the tradition snowballed from there. 

Now the tops are bigger than ever and hard to come by in vintage stores, the Salvation Army, and Goodwill. You know who's really reaping the benefits of this craze? Big retailers like H&M and high-end retailers such as Nordstrom. If you've stepped foot in a Target this holiday season, they've dedicated an entire section to this kooky craze!

So what qualifies a sweater as an 'Ugly Sweater'? Telltale signs of the ugly sweater are liberal use of red and green, comically large depictions of snowmen, reindeer, and Christmas trees, and any sort of pom-pom or felt applique. Bonus points if it lights up or plays music.

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I'm taking you on an Ugly Sweater journey so that when you show up to your friend's party, you don't disappoint. So here are my TOP 10 picks that are sure to wow and make everybody jealous of your sweet threads:

DEIDRE'S TOP 10 UGLY SWEATERS

1. OH SNAP! 

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2. FIREPLACE. nuff said.

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10. Santa and Elf AKA the "We really like each other" sweater

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There you have it! My top 10 ugly sweater picks. Holidays are often overshadowed by excessive spending and the copious amounts of family interaction.  What better way to de-stress than to throw on an obnoxious sweater and have a laugh?

My Broadway Debut!

Picture this: You get an email that says the following, "Imagine yourself featured on a billboard in the heart of Times Square, New York City!"

Ummmmm - HELLO?!? Do they even know me? 

I didn't have to imagine that hard. In fact, I felt like my face, 8 feet tall, on a live video in Time Square was only the next logical progression in my journey towards world domination! So I, together with my husband Adam, set out to create a video that showed the versatility, staying power, and incredibleness that is Senegence's® LipSense®.

1 rented studio, a couple of hours of our free time, multiple outfit changes, cameos by the two best guys in the biz (my hubby Adam and the amazing Slider pup) and I was sending off my first (and hopefully not my last), and multiple LipSense® applications later, and my submission was sent off. 

Well, our hard work paid off and last week I was notified that our video would be featured THIS WEEK on a billboard in Time Square! If you caught my Facebook LIVE, I'm apologizing now, I think I screamed through my entire announcement. But seriously! TIME SQUARE! 

I'm not going to keep you in suspense any longer! Watch me DAZZLE you with my superior acting skills and multiple outfit changes as I show you just how incredible this crazy thing called LipSense® actually is.

Santa definitely won't have any lipstick rub off on him this year!

Merry Christmas!

XOXO Deidre

 

Layering Nude + Fire Opal

Ok, the title might have scared you off. Lay your lipstick?!? I hate to break it to you, but you already layer your beauty products on the reg, whether you realize it or not. That foundation you laid on top of your primer, followed up by blush, powder, contour, highlighter...see the pattern here? THAT'S LAYERING, folks.  But did you know you can also layer up your LipSense® for a totally unique (let’s call it bespoke) beauty look?

Yes, friends. Yes, you can.

But unlike regular lipstick (ends up on your teeth, bleeds off of your lips, gets thick (and not in a good way) if you apply too many layers, and clumpy if you don't layer with the right consistency ( Any of this sounding familiar?), LipSense® goes on seamlessly, doesn't rub, smear, or smudge, and won't collect any nasty buildup from too much product!

Watch my video below where I show you how to layer my most recent favorites! 

Shop these products here: www.senegence.com/deidre and then comment below and tell me your favorite combos!!!