It’s that time of the week!
Today I’m featuring a beautiful neutral shadow with a magical shift from Notoriously Morbid, and it got up to 75F yesterday, so I’m busting out the lighter beers, with a Belgian Wit from Adelbert’s!
Check it out!
Merlotte- A warm toned, soft purple with a strong wine red and an even stronger gold shift and shimmer. This color is passionate and compelling, subtle yet bold. Much like its namesake.
So, I usually try to use eye shadows that are budget friendly and still available for purchase, (i.e. they weren’t limited edition, sold out, etc.), but I totally cheated this week. Because I love this color. Love it.
Merlotte is by far my favorite shade I’ve gotten in a subscription box yet, (although Be My Anchor by Glamour Doll Eyes’ and 100 Years of Winter by Aromaleigh might be catching up. I have a pattern, ok.)
It was part of Notoriously Morbid’s November VC Box, Deadlove, and I haven’t been able to stop wearing it yet, it’s just so beautiful. I’ve tried multiple times to capture the shimmery purple- brown golden shift of this shadow on camera, and you’re just going to have to trust me that it looks more amazing in real life. Like the days I wear it, I get completely vain and stop to admire my eyeballs in the mirror, that kind of amazing.
Anyway, Notoriously Morbid has some other lovely neutrals and browns available. Although you might not be able to get Merlotte, there are some other beautiful shades you can compensate with.
Beer of the Week: Adelbert’s Naked Nun
I really liked some of Adelbert’s other beers , so I decided to stay out of my stout/porter phase for one more week, (but the dark beers are already calling), and try their Belgian wit.
Here’s what Adelbert says: “This ale has a well-rounded aroma of citrus notes, clove, and apple. It is refreshing and soft, with balanced hints of bitter orange peel and coriander. It finishes dry and clean, making it perfect for pairing with lighter foods such as mussels, salmon, and chicken.”
Rebs’ Says: Unfortunately, this Adelbert’s is not my favorite. While I enjoy a light, crisp beer, especially in the warmer, (9 months of intense heat), part of the year, I just found this Belgian wit to be kind of…boring. It’s light, it’s crisp, it’s got citrus notes, (it’s a bit too tart for me actually), but other than that it’s just another beer.
Would I drink this again if someone offered it to me? Definitely, it’s by no means a bad beer. It’s just not as interesting and flavorful as I prefer my beers to me. (But I also like beer so dark, it will put hair on your chest, so keep that in mind.)
In fact, it might actually be a great beer for you if you prefer lighter styles and are trying to get into craft beer. The refreshing, citrus flavor is very accessible and I can see this being a safe choice of beer to bring to a Spring party.
Overall I give this 2/5 Rebs’ Beer Stars. It’s not a bad beer, it’s just not very exciting to me.
Questions of the Day:
-What is your favorite limited edition or discontinued eye shadow?
-How’s the weather where you are?