Ah, the holidays. Spend, spend, spend. Stress, stress, stress.
Part of the reason I’ve been scarce lately is that I have had basically a full-time job the last couple of weeks in finishing a hand-made Christmas gift. As of last night, it’s done, though, so now all I have to do it go to the
war zone post office and mail it.
If you’re like me, you’ve been absolutely bombarded with ads for the past month. Major overload. After a while I almost ignored them all. But ** if ** you are still wanting to do some holiday shopping — perhaps for yourself? — then now is getting to be a real good time. Years ago, Christmas things were not clearanced out until the day after Christmas, and standing in line in the cold before stores opened was for December 26th, not Black Friday. Nowadays, however, it seems like stores slash the prices a week or more before Christmas.
To wit — Ulta is having a 50% off sale today, both in store and online, on some great items. Just to mention nail polish:
I’ve got my eye on the Mini Mixers set from China Glaze.
The down side this close to Christmas, of course, is that selections are often picked over if not downright out of stock. That’s a risk you take. But you can also score some great deals.
So today, after buying some fishing lures for Mr. Silver Nail’s stocking, I think I’ll look for a little something for myself. To celebrate the finish of that gift I made!