Or EOTD and BOTD.
I’ve been working on starting up this little Wednesday feature for awhile now and I think I’m finally ready to go live with it.
(Edit: Apparently I was not ready to go live because this published with no pictures in it. Opps, let’s try this again!)
In a quest to feature more beer and more eye shadow, (two of my favorite things), I thought I would try a weekly feature showcasing a delicious beer and an eye look.
I’m not a master of make up, but I’m hoping the EOTD can help those of you who are wondering, “What the heck is she doing with all those powdered pigments?” (Maybe only Mr. Danger is wondering that, but still). Or maybe I can just help you get some inspiration for your own eye look! Or maybe you just like glitter. I’ll be trying to address all these needs.
In my Happy Hour posts, I usually feature beers that are seasonal or have mass appeal so those new to craft beer might find something they like. These BOTD features are going to be beer reviews of just about anything and everything, so you never know what might show up.
So that’s the plan for these weekly posts. I might play with the format a little as time goes on, but let’s go ahead and roll out Week 1!
Eye of the Day Featured Shadow: Glamour Doll Eyes’ Soul Sisters:
I tried to pick a look that you could wear to your Thanksgiving festivities, i.e. if your family doesn’t appreciate purple eye shadow or glitter, you can still look good!
Glamour Doll Eyes’ Soul Sisters is one of my all time favorite neutrals. It’s a light beige base with subtle blue sparkle, perfect for work or in-laws Thanksgiving dinners.
The tools I used, all under $10.
Directions to achieving the look, (minus the eyebrows, cause they need help):
1. Prime entire eyelid with UD Potion Primer, (I use the travel size that I got for $10).
2. Use the e.l.f. crease brush to blend the wet N wild, “Walking on Eggshells” crease color into the crease.
3. Use the Real Techniques Crease brush to apply the wet N wild “Walking on Eggshells” highlight color to brow.
4. Apply GDE’s Glitter Fix, or any other glitter base, to lid only. Wait 20-30 seconds for it to try to a sticky base.
5. Use the Sonia Kashuk small eye shadow brush to apply GDE’s Soul Sister evenly to the eyelid.
6. Use the Sonia Kashuk small eye shadow brush to apply the wet N wild “Comfort Zone” brown Definer Color to the outer 3rd of the eyelid.
7. Blend so it looks natural, I used the Real Techniques Crease brush for this.
8. Use the e.l.f. eyeliner brush to apply the “Comfort Zone” Definer color to the lower eyelid.
9. Eye line and add mascara to your preference!
Beer of the Day: Uinta Brewing’s Crooked Line Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale
I’ve been waiting for Thanksgiving to try this last pumpkin beer that I had been hoarding. I’m not really familiar with Uinta Brewing, but the bottle caught my eye and I’ve rarely met an Imperial Pumpkin that I didn’t like. (I’ve met more than you’d think, FYI.)
This beer is 10.6% ABV, so if you’re a lightweight like me, sip it slowly and enjoy it. And enjoy it you will, because this is a tasty, pleasant beer that is perfect for Thanksgiving or your other pumpkin themed holidays. It’s classified as a pumpkin ale, but it kinda reminds me more of a barleywine.
This is definitely a dessert beer to me, something that would be great after your Thanksgiving meal. It’s sweet with caramel and vanilla flavors, but has a nice balance of bold pumpkin spices so it doesn’t lean too sugary. Oak Jacked is smooth and creamy, and I think even those who aren’t fans of higher alcohol beers could enjoy it.
I definitely recommend it and I’ll be stocking up if I can find this next year!
Hope you guys enjoy your Thanksgiving! I’ll see you Friday for Happy Hour! Spoiler alert: I’m sharing my favorite beer of all time.
Questions of the Day:
-Are the EOTD directions helpful at all? Or should I just scrap them because they are annoying to write?
-What do you think of the BOTD?
-What are your Thanksgiving plans?