Author: Brittany

6 Fun Gifts to Use As Stocking Stuffers This Year

I don’t know about you, but I have some deep fascination for Christmas stockings and all the goodies that go into them. It’s always an adventure because there are multiple little gifts that always put a smile on my face. If you’re trying to figure […]

4 Hot Chocolate Recipes to Warm Your Soul

I am completely obsessed with hot chocolate. When the temperature drops and winter comes around, it’s my go to beverage. I swear, it probably runs through my veins instead of blood. In the spirit of Blogmas, I thought it would be great to share some […]

7 Christmas DIY Decorations to Add Some Festiveness to Your Home

I’ve been needing to step it up on my decorating in my apartment. I definitely don’t have unlimited funds to go purchase all these amazing decorations (cue the tears streaming down my eyes), so DIY decor is the way to go to make it cheap and fun. As with everything, the best place to turn in this type of situation is Pinterest.

If you’re like me and trying to find some cute decorations to put up without emptying your wallet, here are some AMAZING DIY crafts that fate decided I need to know about.

Snow Strings

www.diyforlife.com

If you’ve been dreaming of living in a winter wonderland, why not make it snow in your own apartment. All you need is a piece of string, a needle, and cotton balls. I am honestly seriously putting these near the entrance of my apartment before everyone walks upstairs into the main part of my home. It’d be so cute! (Also, don’t these remind you a little bit of Alyssa’s floating ornaments?)

Christmas Ornament Wreath

www.hometalk.com

I swear, it’s almost a necessity to have a Christmas wreath during the holidays – or at least some sort of decoration for your front door. I love this one because it consists almost entirely of ornaments and just looks dazzling.

Miniature Christmas Scene

www.inspideco.org

This idea is spectacular, because it’s a little different from the normal DIY Christmas decor that you would see. Grab some sort of container – an old lantern, a box, a jar – and create a fun little holiday scene in it.

No-Sew Sock Penguin

www.easypeasyandfun.com

Penguins are just some of the cutest creatures out there, so it’s wonder why they show up as a part of the holidays in decorations and clothing. If you have a lot of love for these little guys, this no-sew sock DIY craft is probably just for you. Maybe make two, so your first one doesn’t get lonely.

Christmas Ornament Tree

www.thriftycraftygirl.com

Okay, so it’s getting to be glaringly obvious that I have a love for Christmas ornaments in any and all sorts of decorations. But, honestly, how could you not love this holiday DIY? It’s super festive and looks elegant. You could pass these off as a store decoration, but hopefully you’ll let everyone know just how awesome your crafting skills are if you decide to make these.

Sparkle Tree Branches

www.happilyeverborrowed.com

Everyone needs a little bit of sparkle and shine in their lives, which is why it’s so glorious that glitter and glam is a major part of most Christmas decoration schemes. These glitter tree branches are absolutely fab and fit right in with that theme.

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

www.makinghomebase.com

This is another fun one – and I’m almost considering eating a whole packet of popsicles to get some multicolored snowflakes (how fun would that be?!). Creating these oversized snowflakes is pretty simple and that also makes this DIY craft a must.

Found any cute DIY Christmas decorations that you want to do? Share and comment below – we’d love to see pics of what you’ve put together!

Love,
Brittany

Fashionista. Dreamer. Blogger. Adventurer. Lover of life. Austinite.

I’m passionate about writing and style and being happy. Luckily, all three are possible with Inbetween Thoughts.

The Best Holiday Pajamas To Cozy Up In This Christmas Season

Ah, Christmas! In most parts of the country, it gets a little cooler and warrants some nice, comfy pajamas to laze about in on days that you don’t have plans. And of course, you need to have sleepwear that fits in with the holidays. They […]

10 Perfect Gift Ideas to Put A Smile on Mom’s Face

We’re reaching that timeframe in December where it’s just far away from Christmas still that you probably don’t need to worry about expediting your purchases. Now is the perfect time to get presents for those closest to you. If they come in and they’re not what you […]

10 Ugly Christmas Sweaters to Rock this Holiday Season

With the amount of impending holiday parties in the near future, you can bet one of them will require you to wear an ugly Christmas sweater. The uglier, the better.

They’re honestly so fascinating. Even if they’re horrendous, they still look cute. The logic does not compute.

I swear, they are probably made with some sort of magic.

I’ve looked around the internet just a bit (okay, more than a bit), and found my top ten fave ugly sweaters to share with you. They’re kind of all over the place, but I think you’ll enjoy each and every one of them.

TipsyElves Green Gaudy Garland Ugly Christmas Cardigan, $78

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Source: www.tipsyelves.com

The garland really makes this sweater. I’m not even sure if it’s enough garland.

Prince Peter #SquadGoals Sweater, $55

#squadgoals ugly christmas sweater
Source: www.nordstrom.com

Because Rudolph and the gang are obvs #squadgoals.

Derek Heart Light Up Christmas Unicorn Sweater, $24.99

unicorn ugly christmas sweater
Source: www.c21stores.com

Why doesn’t Santa totally use unicorns to help bring joy to the world? Isn’t it a known fact that unicorns make people happy? (Btw, this sweater totes lights up)

TipsyElves Christmas Present Ugly Christmas Sweater, $59

present ugly christmas sweater
Source: www.tipsyelves.com

Surprise! I’m the only present you get this year.

Hybrid Apparel Star Wars R2D2 Holiday Sweater, $20.99

r2d2 ugly christmas sweater
Source: www.amazon.com

The Force is strong with this one.

Meowee Christmas Ugly Sweater, $21.95

meeowee christmas ugly christmas sweater
www.amazon.com

Meeowee Christmas. Get it? Oh, I just love these punny sweaters.

Forever21 Sequin Cheers Holiday Sweater, $24.90

cheers ugly christmas sweater
Source: www.forever21.com

Every girl deserves a little glam in her life – why not show some sparkle with your Christmas sweater?

I Sleigh Christmas Sweater, $24

i sleigh ugly christmas sweater
www.jcpenny.com

Sleigh all day, e’ry day.

Pekatees Daschund Through the Snow Sweater, $24.99

dachshund ugly christmas sweater
Source: www.amazon.com

I’m not biased at all because my family has a Dachshund, promise. This shirt is just plain adorable on its own.

 

Target Oh Snap Ugly Christmas Sweater, $27.99

oh snap! christmas sweater
Source: www.target.com

Oh, snap! That looks painful – and delicious.

Did you find a new fave ugly Christmas sweater to wear to all your holiday parties this year? Do you already have one that you’ll be sporting? Share and comment below – we want to know all about your ugly Christmas sweater!

Love,

Brittany

 

Fashionista. Dreamer. Blogger. Adventurer. Lover of life. Austinite.

I’m passionate about writing and style and being happy. Luckily, all three are possible with Inbetween Thoughts.

7 Pieces to Up Your Game On Your Winter Wardrobe

We’ve only recently gotten cooler weathers here in Texas (does snow even exist?), so I’m excited that I can start pulling out some of my light winter wear. Instagram has been full of super cute coats, the coziest looking sweaters, and fun cool weather accessories. […]

Fun and Easy DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

If you’re hosting the big Thanksgiving Day meal at your place this year, I’m sure you’ve been planning for weeks on what you’ll be cooking and any activities you’ll have set up for guests. Besides just relaxing and chowing down on some delicious food, a […]

Subscription Nation: November Ipsy Glam Bag

Subscription Nation: November Ipsy Glam Bag

November is all about being thankful and focusing on the good things that we have in live. That’s why Ipsy’s theme this month is just perfect – focusing on Ipsters and their awesomeness.

The bags this month are super cute, with a slash of metallic that makes it stand out. There were two variations of the bag – a mustard yellow and a gorgeous teal. I’m all about the yellow bag, so I was excited to get it! It’s such a perfect color for fall!

While I was psyched about the bag, I was a little less excited about the products I received this month (but only because there were so many fantastic products that I didn’t get). However, I was pleasantly surprised with my products.

Codage Paris Scrubbing Cream

I love trying new exfoliators and I’m super excited about this scrubbing cream after reading more up on it. It’s super gentle and made of super-fine rice particles. It’s also a French brand! It has a  value of about $13.80 (if I’m converting correctly from euros).

Manna Kadar Cosmetics HD Perfecting Powder

This was one of the products that I was interested in trying out. I’ve never used a perfecting powder before and I love that it’s supposed to blur out imperfections. It goes on colorless, so it definitely doesn’t show up in any pictures! It’s value is about $5.22.

Crown Brush C141 Small Chisel Brush

Love, love, love getting to add new brushes to my collection! It’s one of the nice parts of the Ipsy bags (other than the makeup). The brush is super nice – it has a nice thumb grip, a sleek look, and super soft bristles. It has a retail value of $5.69.

TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Feisty

Tarte’s quickly become one of my new fave brands. Last month’s mascara was just fab and I already love the Amazonian Clay bronzer. This blush is a perfect shade for me and lasts all day! This product has a value of about $7.76.

COLOURPOP Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Calypso

COLOURPOP always has fun products, so I was happy to see one in my bag. The color of this lip color is not my absolute fave in the bottle, but it looks fabulous after it’s been put on. It has brown undertones, so it has a deep color to it after it’s dried. Oh – and it stays on for forever (and takes some scrubbing to get off). Retail value of $6!

Overall, not a bad bag (a value of about $38). The products are super great for me and will prove to help me with some awesome selfies for Insta! And I’m just all heart-eyes over the bag. It’s so pretty!

Any fave Ipsy products this month, dear readers? Have you tried any of these beauty products before? Share and comment below!

Love,
Brittany

Fashionista. Dreamer. Blogger. Adventurer. Lover of life. Austinite.

I’m passionate about writing and style and being happy. Luckily, all three are possible with Inbetween Thoughts.

Treating Acne Scars Versus Dark Marks

None of us have had the privilege of living without some sort of acne attacking our skin (and it doesn’t go away as you get older, though it might get better). Dealing with the aftermath of acne scars and dark marks can be difficult. What’s […]