These Ariana Grande & Cardi B Ugly Holiday Sweaters Will Make You Jolly AF

While you’re busy decorating your house with tinsel and swapping out your evening glass of wine with eggnog, you might also be planning your ugly holiday sweater lineup for this year’s round of holiday parties. Well, look no further than the Ariana Grande and Cardi B ugly holiday sweaters this season, because they are sure to be the biggest hit at any shindig.

While rocking kitschy reindeer and drunken Santas is always a crowd pleaser anywhere from a 12 Days of Christmas pub crawl to a family sit-down dinner, the celeb-oriented holiday sweaters bring something a little different to the table and are a little more pop culture oriented. While everyone else is putting on knits filled with ornaments and jingle bells, you can take a fair isle sweater with Cardi’s signature cat eye sunglasses and be the most memorable person at the party.

If you’re ready to trade in your elf references for some music world realness, then head over to IdeasByArianna (carrying sizes S Men’s – 4X Men’s,) an Etsy shop based in Seattle full of irreverent knits and celeb-focused products. In total, it has 31 items under the "Ugly Sweaters" category, giving you plenty of choices to pick the one you like the most.

Usually costing around $49, right now the shop has a 30 percent off sale and you can nab one of these pieces for an affordable $34. Plus, in honor of the holiday season, 10 percent of the purchases will go directly to Projeto Vida Corrida, which supports children in need in Capão Redondo, Brazil. Shop some of its picks below.

Ariana Grande Ugly Christmas Thank You Next Sweater

Ariana Grande Ugly Christmas Thank You Next Sweater

$34

Etsy

Usually $49 but now 30 percent off at $34, you can now nab this Ariana Grande sweater for $14 less. Featuring lyrics from her newest hit single, the sweater reads "Opening Christmas Presents Like, Thank You, Next." It has a floating Grande head in the middle with the artist’s signature high pony tail and cat ears, along with some fair isle-like stitching consisting of hearts, kisses, and snowflakes. While it’s a cute pick for a holiday party, it would also be a hilarious present for a pop lover on your gift-list.

Unisex Cardi B Christmas Sweater

Unisex Cardi B Christmas Sweater

$34

Etsy

Rep everyone’s favorite fashionista-slash-rapper this season with a Cardi B knit. Featuring the phrase "All I Want For Christmas Is Smoney Okurr," it not only captures the artist’s trademark personality, but catches all of our quest to stop being broke. It takes her image from her Invasion of Privacy album, and added in a Santa hat, a plethora of Christmas trees, and dollar signs, diamonds, and Cardi’s beloved Louboutin shoes.

Santa Do You Love Me? Drake Sweater

Santa Do You Love Me? Drake Sweater

$34

Etsy

Riffing off of the "Kiki, Do You Love Me?" Drake hit of 2018, this grey crewneck features a floating Drake head topped off with a Santa hat and the words, "Santa, Do you Love Me?"

Up your Ugly Sweater game this year and dress up with one of these pop culture icons this season.

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Blogger Sincerely Jules Shares Tips for Holiday Hair Accessories

Julie Sariñana, a.k.a Sincerely Jules, knows a thing or two about getting people to notice her. With her laidback style and stunning pictures, the blogger/influencer certainly doesn’t have any trouble racking up likes from her 5 million followers.

While Jules suggests paying more attention to feeling good about yourself than anything else, it’s no doubt that she is a pro at mastering a picture perfect photo opp.

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“Everyone is different and I think it’s important to post photos on your Instagram that you love and make you feel confident, rather than worry about getting likes. Find an outfit you feel beautiful in, or a background that you love, because if you are feeling your best it will show through in your photo,” she says.

Another key tip for amping up a look on the ‘Gram or on the streets? Adding a hair accessory! The blogger teamed up with Scünci to release her own hair accessory line earlier this year and recommends adding them in to complete an outfit.

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“What I love about hair accessories is that they can really complete any look. If you are wearing something that is a little bit of a statement, you can go for something a little more toned down to keep the look polished. If your look is a little more simple, you can dress it up by choosing more of a statement hair accessory,” she dishes.

Another reason they’re a must-have? They can fix a bad hair day in no time. “If I’m ever feeling like my hair isn’t doing what I want it to, I throw in a fun headband or clip which usually helps.”

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This holiday season the influencer can’t get enough of velvet when it comes to adding a special touch to her locks. “I’m really into anything velvet in hair accessories. My collection offers fun velvet headwraps and scrunchies that add a bit of fun to any holiday look,” she says.

As for her everyday hairstyle crush? “I love Jennifer Lopez’s hair, but who doesn’t!? She is a style icon and always keeps her look fresh. Like most girls, I love getting new inspiration from other girls I follow on social media and from my friends.”






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Inside Holly Willoughby’s £3m five bedroom family home

So it will come as no surprise that the darling of daytime television – who is currently filling in for Ant McPartlin hosting I'm A Celebrity – has a home as equally as stylish as herself.

The 37-year-old presenter has treated her 4.6 million Instagram followers to plenty of sneak peeks into her £3 million London mansion over the years.

From dreamy Emma Bridgewater kitchenware to spacious open plan living areas, let's just say Holly's five-bedroom family home is the stuff of absolute home interior goals.

And judging by her social media posts, the fashionista prefers neutral tones in her interior taste.

With plenty of white walls and marble surfaces (not to mention those dreamy wooden floorboards), the This Morning presenter favours a timeless taste when it comes to decorating her home.





Posting a photo of one of her homemade Sunday roasts last year, the star showed off her enviable collection of pricey Emma Bridgewater tableware costing over £20 per plate.

And like a true woman after our own hearts, the mum-of-three has also treated fans to snippets of her living space through photos of her beloved cats.

Whether they're sprawling across her bed or diving underneath the stylish grey sofa, Holly proves she isn't too precious about her furniture.

And as a mum-of-three kids under the age of eight, the I'm A Celeb presenter doesn't let her tidiness interfere with her children's playtime.




In one recent photo, the mum shared a snap of her three kids – Harry, eight, Belle, six, and Chester, three – sprawled out on the living room floor with an assortment of toys.

And last year, Holly gave fans a glimpse into her garden with a photo of Belle playing with a pretty pink-and-purple doll house.

In the only photo Holly has ever shared of the outside of her home, the This Morning presenter posted a portrait of a beautiful Wisteria bush creeping up the side of the beautiful red brick walls.

But despite her two feline friends and three children under the age of eight, Holly still manages to keep her home spic and span.


With plenty of fur throws and grey blankets covering all her furniture, Holly also keeps her living space looking homely with plenty of cut flowers and candles dotted round the place.

And if you ask us, Holly's mansion is the perfect blend of stunning show home and relaxed family living space.

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McDonald's has launched its first ever Christmas merchandise… including baubles and fairy lights

McDonald's has launched a competition with some very quirky festive merchandise as prizes – including chicken nugget decorations.

The fast food chain is giving away baubles in the shape of its much-loved McNuggets, which come complete with glitter detailing and a Santa hat.

If you fancy going all out with the McDonald's theme, you can also nab nugget fairy lights to drape around your living room.

Each light is emblazoned with the Golden Arches, so there's no hiding where they're from – but they're actually pretty fancy.

The ornaments were designed by Bombki – who also make baubles for Fortnum & Mason – and were created with mouth-blown glass.

Love Island's Jack Fincham and Chris Hughes and TOWIE's Joey Essex launched the festive merch in London earlier this week.

The trio – dubbed the "three UN-wise men" – surprised members of the public by giving away free nuggets.


Ben Fox – Marketing Director at McDonald's – says: "Our new Reindeer Ready campaign aims to remind customers that we are there when they need us at this time of year – from a Christmas shopping coffee break to a pre-party burger or even a mid-present delivery carrot stop.

"From TV to OOH, social to in-store, we will make sure there is a little reindeer magic for everyone this Christmas."

Think the Maccies merch will look great on your tree? You can enter the competition here.

Get yourself ready for a fry-lent night.

If you fancy having a truly unique tree this year, vagina baubles are here – and they're more tasteful than they sound.

Smirnoff is selling vodka-filled tree decorations to ensure you have a VERY merry Christmas.

And B&M has launched a Christmas decoration range featuring baubles, a light-up reindeer and tree topper – and it's £100 CHEAPER than John Lewis' offering.

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Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year Is the Perfect Excuse to Stock Your Closet With Coral

Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year Is the Perfect Excuse to Stock Your Closet With Coral

The upcoming year is coming up coral. (Try saying that five times fast.) In its annual tradition, Pantone determined the 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral, a friendly color that “encourages lighthearted activity” and “embodies our desire for playful expression.” In other words, it’s not a super serious color, and is, in fact, quite the departure from last year’s bold Ultraviolet.

Perennial trendsetters Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner might have been onto something because they both wore similarly coral dresses while out in Paris in September. Though coral is a classic color on both the runway and in stores, we’re looking forward to seeing it become more prominent in the forthcoming year. Ahead, enjoy Pantone’s announcement and shop some of our favorite coral selections!

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Mum tries to make candles for her family for Christmas – but they end up looking like 'veiny willies'

They're personal, meaningful and show you've made an effort – but as one poor woman learned, they can also go horribly wrong.

The woman revealed her crafting mishap on Mumsnet yesterday, explaining that she'd planned to make her family a hamper of truffles, soaps, bath bombs and scented candles.

But unfortunately, the candles didn't turn out quite as she'd hoped.

She wrote: "We all love Game of Thrones, so I thought it would be cool to make white candles with a blood red centre, and then carve it to look like one of the weirwood trees.

"I made a lot of red, cinnamon scented wax and poured it into moulds made out of bog roll tubes."

It all seemed to be going okay – until she began to decorate them.

She continued: "The results were a bit lumpen, but not awful, but then I started coating the red wax with the white and now they look like a load of big pink veiny willies.

"Do you think I can salvage them? Or should I just give as is and pretend they're meant to be erotic candles? They smell really nice but look horrible."


The poster shared a snap of her handiwork, which caused quite a stir among other Mumsnet users.

Some seemed to think they were a lost cause, with one commenting: "The only salvaging involves melting and remoulding properly. You cannot give someone a wonky veiny c*** candle."

Others joked: "They look like something off an eating trial on I'm A Celeb," and: "They look like big fat spring rolls."


However, there were a few people who reckoned the woman could still use the candles in her hamper.

One reassured her: "They do look a bit strange but I'm sure [your mother-in-law] would appreciate the trouble you've gone to!"

Another message read: "Could you melt them into nice Kilner jars and tie a festive ribbon around the top?"

It's the thought that counts, right?

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What is hypnobirthing, is Meghan Markle going to use the technique and can it make labour easier?

But just what is alternative pain relief method all about?

What is hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing techniques are used to ease the process of giving birth and aim to ensure the mother remains calm and controlled from the moment she goes into labour.

Experts claim the benefits include a shorter first stage labour, less intense pain, a shorter hospital stay and less fear and anxiety after the birth of the baby.

Hypnobirthing is described as a mindfulness practice that helps to alleviate any stress or discomfort.

Fans of hypnobirthing say that staying calm stops your body going into a panicky "fight-or-flight mode", enabling you to focus your energy on a faster, easier labour.

It’s also thought staying calm helps your body release hormones like oxytocin – which encourages contractions – and endorphins, which numb pain and help you feel good.

Will Meghan Markle be using hypnobirthing?

Sources have claimed that Meghan Markle is looking into hypnobirthing and has been "reading up" on it.

She is also said to be researching natural-birthing techniques, and wants to opt for a home birth rather than using the Lindo wing like Kate Middleton did.

Who else has used these techniques?

Harry Kane's fiancee Katie Goodland gave birth to their second child back in August.

The England captain praised his other half using the hashtage #hypnobirthing in a Tweet.

Harry was forced to clarify his hypnobirth comments on social media after he welcomed his second daughter into the world.

The Spurs striker uploaded a photo to Twitter and Instagram of him in the delivery room with Kate Goodland and his new baby daughter Vivienne.

He tagged the snap "Our beautiful addition to the family! Vivienne Jane Kane. So proud of @KateGoodlandx for having the most amazing water birth with no pain relief at all #mygirls #hypnobirthing."

The comment led to a backlash on social media, with some taking his comments as a dig at those who give birth using traditional pain relief methods.

But the footballer responded to the original post praising all women for however they choose to give birth.

Kane followed up the post by writing: "Let’s get one thing straight, any women can give birth however they would like.

"I’m very proud of my fiancée for doing it the way she wanted and we both learnt a lot from hypnobirthing."

Is the birthing style popular with celebrities?

The Duchess of Cambridge was rumoured to have used the technique when she gave birth to Prince Louis on St George's Day.

Celebrity mum-of-six Angelina Jolie allegedly used hypnobirthing techniques when she gave birth via caesarean to her twins Vivienne and Knox.

Actress Busy Phillips also decided to let nature take its course, with a little help from hypnotherapy and complementary birth therapies when she gave birth to her first baby.

Actress and mum-of-two Jessica Alba has also previously revealed her love of hypnobirthing.

The process has also been endorsed by supermodel Gisele Bündchen.



 

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Jennifer Aniston Looks Sweeter Than Apple Pie in This Unexpected Midi Dress

Jennifer Aniston Looks Sweeter Than Apple Pie in This Unexpected Midi Dress

Only Jennifer Aniston can make me rethink my wardrobe choices. The actress made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote her new Netflix comedy, Dumplin’. She wore a long-sleeved midi dress that came in the most unexpected color: chocolate brown.

While you probably haven’t given much thought to the color, the actress showed us how to make it holiday-ready by adding a luxe, animal-print leather belt with gold hardware and a cute barrette on one side of her hair. She showed off a hint of skin by leaving a few buttons open at the top, and styled the dress with a long, gold chain and a pair of suede criss-cross heels. Read on to take a look at her entire outfit and buy similar versions of her dress ahead.

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Best Dressed At L’Oreal’s Women Of Worth — Amber Heard, Eva Longoria & More

Stars stunned at the inspiring and beautiful night, which was held in New York City on Dec. 5. See the most gorgeous outfits from the carpet below.

Stars like Amber Heard and Eva Longoria looked gorgeous at L’Oreal Paris‘ Women of Worth celebration in New York City on Dec. 5. Held at The Pierre hotel, the event honored these inspiring and charitable women. Amber looked gorgeous in a silky gold dress. Her makeup was stunning, anchored by a bold red lip. She wore L’Oreal Paris makeup, and it was done by artist Katey Denno. Amber’s sexy, sultry updo was by Jon Chapman. 

Eva wore a black and white jumpsuit. At the event, Eva, one of the faces of L’Oreal, said: “Because You’re Worth It — is not just a tagline for us, it’s an ethos for the brand, and it exists to lift up women, to give them confidence and celebrate them, it’s more than lipstick, it’s more than a hair color, it’s to make sure that you understand that you are worthy.”

Julianne Moore wore a black and teal Givenchy dress and echoed Eva’s sentiments: “Like Eva, I’ve always loved the phrase ‘you’re worth It.’ This phrase means so much – it means everyone is valuable, everyone deserves time and love and attention and care. The more we keep that alive in our lives, the better off we’ll be.”

Andie MacDowell wore a gorgeous fringed dress that looked spectacular as she sashayed down the carpet. See more best dressed stars at the Women Of Worth event in the gallery attached above!

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Mel B reveals she had the inside of her vagina 'scraped like a rape victim' to ‘erase all remnants’ of Stephen Belafonte following their split

The Spice Girl, 43, said she wanted to "scrub herself clean" after leaving her film producer husband of 10-years.

Speaking to The Guardian, Mel explained: "They scraped the inside of my vagina and put new tissue in. It’s almost like a rape victim would do – essentially, you want to scrub yourself clean."

Mel also had a tattoo that was dedicated to her ex cut out of her skin and asked the doctor to leave her with the "ugliest scar ever" as a constant reminder that he is no longer in her life.

At the weekend Mel's eldest daughter Phoenix, 19, opened up about the extent to which Stephen bullied her mum and implied it stretched to sexual abuse.

She told how she would hear her mum crying in her bathroom or bedroom and recalled a particularly harrowing incident during her early teens.

"My mum came downstairs to the kitchen followed by Stephen. I looked through the crack halfway up the stairs – where I could just see the kitchen – to check if everything was OK, which it was, then returned to my room," she told You magazine.

"Then I heard more screaming and her shouting, ‘Stop, get off,’ and heard little thumps.

"I went to the stairs again and saw Stephen with his pants down and my mum pushed over the couch. I froze, but then I just went back. This was my family life."

Mel B has reportedly been granted a restraining order against her estranged husband over claims he beat and sexually exploited her.

According to TMZ, the Spice Girl's divorce lawyers obtained the order which forces Stephen to stay away from Mel and her three daughters.

As part of the order, allegations surfaced that claimed the film producer used to get aggressive and physically violent during their marriage.

It was also alleged that Stephen owned a gun despite being prohibited from carrying firearms as part of a previous domestic violence conviction with another woman, and tried to stop Mel going to see her dying father.

Phoenix said she found Stephen's gun while snooping around her mum's bedroom and "saw the bullets in the barrel".

Stephen's legal team has called Mel's claims "outrageous and unfounded" and say he "vehemently denies" any abuse took place, claiming Mel has created a "false depiction" of her marriage.

The pair finalised their divorce in August this year, and Mel has since reignited her singing career by signing up to the Spice Girls reunion tour.

“I’m more confident than I’ve ever been. I had no confidence for so many years and I had to nurture myself, almost bring myself back to life,” Mel told The Guardian.

“I probably loathed myself. But I can genuinely say now: yes, I do love myself. And I did when I entered into my marriage and that got chipped away. I allowed that to be chipped away.”

Speaking to The Sun, Phoenix said: "My mom is this crazily tough woman, but I knew she was scared of him."

She added: "I’m so glad my mom has left (him). I just want life to move on."

Mel's book, BRUTALLY Honest, is available ­now and audiobook is available ­exclusively on audible.co.uk.

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