Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ugly Sweater Party Nails!!

Last night I went to an ugly sweater party - the kind where you dress up in those over-the-top pom-pom embellished, twinkling lights sweaters that every mom I knew wore when I was in elementary school.  These parties have become pretty popular in the last few years, especially for college students (and since I'm in grad school, I can pretend I'm young enough to partake in these events still).  All you need is an ugly sweater, but green pants, tights, a silly hat or earrings, etc., all make the outfit so much better.

I won't show you my outfit - it is just too hideously embarrassing to post, but here are my fabulously disastrous ugly sweater nails.


Ugly Christmas Sweater Nails
Please, revel in the ugliness of it all.


(this is pre-cleanup)

I used the argyle stamp since what is better than an argyle Christmas sweater?
*For the base, I used Nicole Really, Really Red and for my Konad design, I used my white polish and plate m60.
*I then topped that with a stripe of Zoya Veruschka (with top coat) and then a stripe of Sally Hansen White Gold Chrome polish.
*For the bows (what ugly Christmas sweater is complete without bows?), I used Konad plate m3 and Maybelline Merlot Magic.  I topped it all with Seche Vite and I've been debating about adding glitter, just to make it that much more over the top.

The process:

only partially ugly here...





with a cameo by SNOW!  (and lots of it too).


Cara the weather dog says:

It is snowing like crazy outside!


Hello ugly sweater guys!


copywrite: Freedom Moreno/Flickr

Want to read more about ugly sweater parties?  This is a pretty hilarious take on the little phenomena.

This blog post is dedicated to my FAVORITE bank teller ever.  She is just the sweetest lady with the most fabulous nails.  When I stopped by the bank yesterday afternoon (totally embarrassed by my crazy nails), she was telling me how wonderful and Christmasy they are - I couldn't bring myself to tell her that they were totally ironic.  She's always so nice and we have the best conversations about nails.  Then I stopped by the grocery store and remembered why I hate going shopping around the holidays.  People.  Frantic, stressed, pretend-cheerful people.  And maniac drivers.  Ugh.

Are any of you going to any fun holiday parties this weekend?


9 comments:

Liz said...

LOL, Brooke, these are spot on for the bad christmas sweater party. But I think we, your loyal followers, are entitled to a pic of you in the bad sweater, too! : )

gildedangel said...

These nails are awesome; I love the idea behind it!

Brooke said...

Haha, thanks Liz :) I'll think about it... not sure if I'm ready to publicly post that kind of humiliation yet - I even debated about posting these crazy nails! Hope you're enjoying all the snow!

Thanks gildedangel! They are pretty crazy... lol.

Trincess said...

I really fancy this mani =) Great combination of Konad! =D

Brooke said...

Thanks Trincess!!

awesomevegan said...

It must be wrong for me to love these! I have a couple of "ugly sweaters" I have a cat sweater vest that I just love. It is very gaudy LOL. :)

Froso said...

are you doing all those designs without any help? i can't even paint my nails in the right way after so many years1 well done!

Brooke said...

awesomevegan - I LOVE that you have multi "ugly sweaters"!! I have a cat one with pom poms and everything from my childhood - I wish it still fit! Thanks :)

Froso - Thanks so much!! I use Konad stamps for some of the designs (like the argyle and the bow). I'm still working on getting better at painting my nails - some people are so amazing. But thank you :)

Kate said...

Your nails look like the cutest little ugly sweaters!

 
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