I Carried a Watermelon

I Carried a Watermelon Bottle

Little Dirty Dancing humour for you there on this Victoria Day long weekend.  Which would normally signal the start of summer – hot and hazy temps, fireworks and lots of watermelon – except it’s about 10 degrees above zero today and gloomier than a Tim Burton film.

So I thought I’d liven things up a bit with this watermelon mani featuring one of my favourite polishes, KB Shimmer’s Belle of the Mall.  I’ve rhapsodized about this polish on more than a couple of occasions, and with its lively mix of silver holographic glitter in a fruit punch-hued base, it makes a more than adequate stand-in for summer’s juiciest and most ubiquitous fruit.

Odd little blank spot in my life: I have never consumed an electric (or shall we say alcohol-enhanced) watermelon.  Can anyone tell me if I’m missing out here?  I feel like maybe the time for such conspicuous consumption is beyond my advancing age and liver, but I could *perhaps* be convinced otherwise. 😉

I Carried a Watermelon Fingers

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12 thoughts on “I Carried a Watermelon

    • Thanks very much! Watermelons are the first mani I ever attempted – these are so far away from that first attempt, it’s almost cutely quaint (almost – lordy, my nails and the surrounding areas were in rough shape!)

  1. This is such a lively manicure! I love it!!! I have drank some hunch punch in college and it was full of alcohol soaked fruits. I am sure watermelon was somewhere in the Igloo cooler full of Everclear and Hawaiian Punch.

  2. Ooh, ooh, I have. We used to have these summer parties from about 6-10 yrs back. Partial feats of strength competition for my husband’s friends, partial grillfest all the meat day and night and lots of day drinking and gaming. (Used to, bc we’re all too old and watchful of our organs for every one of those things).
    Once my bestie brought a watermelon to scoop out, blend up the flesh, add spirits, vodka I think, chill and put back in the melon vessel for serving via a working metal spout installed in the base! So festive and photo worthy, while being the stickiest most time consuming pain in the arse chore-we never attempted it again.

    • I’m so impressed at these impressive feats of alcoholic melon-ness you’re all pulling off here. I seriously used to make these Jello shots that were 50/50 alcohol and water – they were absolutely hideous; burned nearly as bad as they looked!

  3. Very pretty!
    I’ve also had a boozy watermelon and can totally agree with Jaybird up there – it’s not really worth the effort and ours didn’t taste that good. What was good though, was boozy jelly set in half a watermelon and then sliced into melon triangles. That was less hassle-some, tasted way better, and was easy to eat. (That’s maybe wasn’t a great description, but hopefully I’ve gave you enough to google/pinterest it!)

    • Okay, that sounds great! And I know exactly what you’re talking about (thank you, Pinterest) – those jelly wedges always look impressively impossible; how cool that you could not only make them, but they didn’t taste like butt either. Can’t say the same for the Jello shots (that were no such thing; we’d just scoop the jello out of the pan with spoons) I made in university – they were practically lethal and very, very ugly.

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