I love that The Pool recommends a French 75 as a brunch drink. Personally, I love a French 75–but drinking one always makes me feel like I’ve been punched in the face. So good luck to you, lady, if you dare try this.
I’m wildly late making a holiday drink suggestion, but I fucking love this Smoky Sage Punch from Serious Eats. I might possibly know from experience that you can consume several of these before you start to feel a little punched, as it were.
Last week I saw the Essie 2016 Winter Collection in this gift guide and was instantly OMG GIMME GIMME GIMME. I had to go to two different Shopperses (Kingsgate Mall: no; Main Street @ 17th: yes) but it was worth the extra few blocks’ walk.
They’re all great shades, but for the sake of my poor wallet and over-flowing bin of nail products, I limited myself to “Oh Behave.” In the bottle it looks like a cool-toned dusty Grandma pink shot through with a little bit of gold shimmer, but on my nails it looks much more orange and warm.
So while I do wish it were a bit more pink and a bit cooler, I’m nevertheless loving it. It’s very divorcee-on-a-tropical-island to me, and not at all Christmassy–so perfect nails for celebrating a very merry Atheistspinstermas! I’m going to keep this shade on for the next couple weeks.
Someone posted Lindy West’s vicious Love Actually recap in the comments on Jez yesterday, and of course I had to read it again. So hilarious, and so accurate. (And such a great way to kick of this wonderful Atheistspinstermas season.)