Pheww.. I finally got done with Christmas shopping last night!!! I had all kinds of trouble with the last present.. my dad for some reason wished for a spare tire for his boat trailer (what kind of a freaking gift is it anyway????). So me, good daughter I am, wrote down the dimensions of the tire and off I went to buy it. I went to one store.. they didn't have it. I went to another store... they didn't have it. I went to the third store where I was sure they would have it.. but of course they didn't!! Finally, frustrated, I drove all the way down to a specialty trailer store and asked for a 24-inch 4-screw tire. The guy looked at me weird and said that he needs 'another dimension' of the tire. I had to call my dad and it turns out that I must have been high on polish fumes again because I wrote down 24 inches instead of TWELVE!!! A standard freaking size that I could have gotten at ANY store. Dammit!! But I got it. Now I gotta figure out how to wrap the damn thing. Any ideas???? =)
In any case, it's a good thing that it's Thursday today 'cuz it means that it's time for a happy hour!! I'll definitely toast to my finished Christmas shopping with the Santa's Sleigh cocktail, inspired by a gorgeous glitter polish, Nicole by OPI "My Sleigh's In the Shop"!
My Sleigh's In the Shop is a bright purple glitter with some silver and gold mixed in, all suspended in a clear base. It took two coats for full opacity. Formula was just a tad thick but I think it's because some lacquer evaporated. I actually used this polish here on this blog before, it was in my second post ever I believe?? Here is the original picture in all its glory:
Yep, awful, I know... But at least I got some sun on it!
Here are today's, grown up pictures:
I stamped the sleigh with a present on my accent nail (on top of 2 coats of OPI "Alpine Snow") using BM-321 and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Blue It" for the sleigh and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Plum Power" for the present. I sponged some Orly "Luxe" around the whole thing, which I don't think it was a best idea because I think it looks a little dirty.. Maybe I should have used richer gold like OPI "Goldeneye"?
And now where is that drink??!!
Santa's Sleigh Cocktail
- White sugar crystals, preferably coarse
- 2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 4 cinnamon sticks
Dampen the rims of 4 martini glasses and then line the rims with sugar crystals. Combine eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender; process until smooth. Pour mixture into martini glasses and garnish each glass with a whole cinnamon stick.
Mmmm mmmm mmmm!!! That sounds delish!!!
Are you guys done with your Christmas shopping yet??
Thanks so much for raising a glass with me!!! "See" ya all tomorrow!!