DIY: Glitter Ombré Holiday Nails

Keeping in step with ombré, one of our favorite beauty trends, we winterized our go-to mani with a sparkly twist. We partnered with Nails By Dallas at our most recent photoshoot where they taught us step-by-step how to make the cutest, yet simple holiday mani! Read on below to learn how to create the perfect glitter ombre nail.

DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

1. First, organize your supplies. You’ll need a chunky gold glitter polish, a sheer pink polish and some fine gold or rose gold craft glitter (we like Martha Stewart’s Rose Quartz). Also, a file, buffer, orange wood stick or cuticle pusher, small nail art brush, alcohol and cuticle oil.

2. Start by manicuring your nails: file to preferred shape, push cuticles back gently and lightly buff the shine off nail plate. Cleanse nails with alcohol to remove oil.

3. If you have a preferred base coat, apply that first and let dry. Then apply two coats of Aerie’s light pink polish and let dry. (Shop at your local Aerie store!DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

4. Start by dabbing the chunky gold glitter on just the free edge of the nail. Take your small nail art brush and gently brush glitter towards the cuticle. *When doing this, use a feather touch to ensure no streaks in your base polish* DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

5. Next, mix some craft glitter in with your chunky glitter polish and apply the same way. This will add smaller pieces of glitter to your design, making the ombré look really pop. DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

6. End with a top coat of your choice and be sure to cap the free edge where all the glitter is!

 

DIY: Glitter Ombre Holiday NailsToo cute! Show us your new mani looks and designs with #AerieHAULiday!

xoxo,

Aerie

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DIY: The Perfect Holiday Hot Chocolate

If we could sip only one type of drink all winter it would most definitely be hot chocolate! Last week we hosted our first ever Holiday Blogger Party for our friends in New York City and had our very own DIY Hot Chocolate Bar! Despite our attempts to persuade our team to build a hot chocolate bar at our office (we’re not feeling optimistic) we had so much fun decorating our drinks with very necessary amounts of whipped cream that made our hot chocolates incredibly Instagram worthy. Read on below to see how we created THE perfect hot chocolate!

AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0478Whether it’s from a packet or a homemade recipe, pour your hot chocolate mix into your favorite winter mug! (Ours are plastic – easier to clean up at the party!)
AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0497Load on the whipped cream! Don’t forget to shake the bottle, push down a bit into your mug, and swirl!

AERIE-BLOGGER-PARTY_0508 Next step…add MORE chocolate! We placed chocolate chips on the whipped cream and sprinkled a dash of cinnamon on top. We placed little mini marshmallows on top AND added one large marshmallow right in the middle.

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Last step? Add a candy cane. Stir as desired!

Enjoy! Stay cozy!

xo,

Aerie

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STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

The Cape is one of our favorite layering pieces this season! Whether you’re staying in or going out, the Cape is perfect for throwing on over your cozy tops. Blogger babes Bows & Sequins and My Style Vita show us how they style this must-have trend below!

Meet Jessica:
Jessica Sturdy is a twenty-something living life to the fullest in New York City. By day, she is the Brand & Business Development Manager for an up & coming jewelry brand and by night, she writes Bows & Sequins, a fashion-focused lifestyle blog. On Bows & Sequins, you’ll find Jessica’s feminine, polished, and playful take on personal style, beauty products and tutorials, home decor, fitness, & food. Jessica has been featured in Lucky Magazine & Teen Vogue, as well as on Elle.com, Glamour.com, The Glitter Guide, and more.

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What Inspired Jessica’s Look:
When I’m not dressed up in my fanciest dresses for festive fetes, you can usually find me relaxing and unwinding around my apartment during the holiday season. My off-duty attire revolves around comfortable and cozy basics that I can mix and match. The Aerie Cape is the perfect PJ-topper because it’s super snuggly, not bulky at all (you can layer it over long sleeves!), and so apres-ski chic, too. Who knew snuggly and stylish could work together?! (And you can’t beat the fuzzy hood!)

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

Get Jessica’s Look: Fairisle Cape | Layering T-Shirt (Similar) Flannel Boxer (Similar) | Crew Socks (Similar)

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

Meet Jessica:
Jessica is a fashion and lifestyle blogger for My Style Vita in Atlanta, GA. She shares her everyday style from fashion, food to decor. She is also the co-founder of the first blogging community of it’s kind,  Southern Blog Society and Southwest Blog Society.

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

What Inspired Jessica’s Look:
My inspiration for this perfect Cape was keeping the rest of my look pretty simple to let the bold piece standout. I paired it with my favorite Skinny Jeans from AE and my go to booties this fall. The color of the long sleeve top provides the perfect amount of contrast to the grey poncho to pull the whole look together.

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

Get Jessica’s Look: The Aerie Cape | Hi-Rise Skinny Jean

STYLE CHALLENGE: THE CAPE

Need more style inspiration? Check out our Blanket Scarf Style Challenge here! xo

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The Gift for Every Girl On Your List: A Bunch of Undies!

If there’s something no Aerie girl can ever have enough of, it’s undies! We love to switch up our look with the seasons – and undies give us an extra dose of happy color even on the dreariest winter days. Undies are also a super giftable item for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges…you name it!

Aerie has made it easier than ever to find an undie bundle for every girl on your list! Check out our 7/$26.50 Undie Bunches lookbook to get some inspiration…and purchase that perfect curated bundle!

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This mix of fun animal graphics, prints, and pop colors will make every spirit bright!

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Lots of lace for the girly girl on your list!

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Printy in pink!

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Sweet details make even sweeter gifts.

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Icy hues in cool prints turn up the heat on style.

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A punch of color, a pop of lace.

Now that you’ve got your inspiration, get gifting! Which bunch is your favorite? Tell us below or share on Instagram or Twitter with #AerieREAL!

Xo,

Aerie

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Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

If you haven’t already heard, our Lace Trim Nightie is something to talk about. Between the adorable prints, lace trim and über soft fabric, this piece will make the perfect addition to your loungewear wardrobe. Blogger, Tieka from Selective Potential shows us how she slips into a something a little more comfortable with a cozy night-in #OOTD!

Meet Tieka:
Tieka of Selective Potential is a personal style blogger based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her blog features fashion, travel, and everyday life.

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

What Inspired Tieka’s Look:
My inspiration behind this look was a “cozy night at home”. With winter quickly approaching, I spend a lot of my weekends in warm + cozy clothing. Whether I’m catching up on blogging, watching a few favorite T.V. shows or sitting on the porch enjoying a cup of coffee, I love to be comfortable and warm. And why not look adorable while doing so? This Aerie Lace Trim Nightie is perfect for wearing around the house, and comfortable enough to head straight to bed when I’m ready. I could also imagine pairing this nightie with a fitted blazer and heels too. 13 Going On 30, anyone? ;) And to keep myself warm, I paired the knee-high socks and a fuzzy beanie with my look. I love that all of these items can easily be remixed into my everyday attire, too. xo

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Shop Tieka’s Look: Lace Trim Nightie | Sweater Cardigan | Pom Beanie | Knee Socks

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Style Challenge: The Lace Trim Nightie

Need more nightie #OOTD inspiration? Check out our How to: Style Your Nightie post here! xo

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How To: Style Your Nightie

Ever wonder why they call it beauty sleep? Well, we like to think our cozy sleepwear has something to do with it! Blogger McKenna Bleu shows us how she styles our Lace Trim Nightie for the perfect early morning #OOTD.

Meet McKenna:
My name is McKenna Bleu, a southern girl who has always had a love for fashion. For me great style doesn’t have to cost a lot, doesn’t have to be what’s popular or limited to a certain size. Being real and having confidence is the greatest style to obtain. McKenna Bleu is just that, a site to gain fashion inspiration, travel & beauty tips. I hope you will stop by and say hello!

How To: Style Your Nightie

How To: Style Your Nightie

Get McKenna’s look: Lace Trim Nightie | Scarf (Similar) | Knee High Socks (Similar)How To: Style Your Nightie

How To: Style Your Nightie

Love McKenna’s style? Be sure to check out our How To: Style Your Romantic Lace Bralette post here! xo

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