We made it to Friday!
I am a bit sad because it means my grad school Spring Break is over, but also a bit joyous because it’s Happy Hour!
And today I have my new Holy Grail Finishing Powder to share with you, AND Voodoo Doughnut beer by Rogue. So it’s all too wonderful to be glum for long.
Check it out!
Makeup Product of the Week: Hello Waffle’s Finishing Powder, ($1-$11.50) “I wanted to create a powder that emulated the best qualities of my go-to setting and finishing powders: The Tarte Smooth Operator Setting Powder which is my holy grail for oil control and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous which blurred my imperfections. The results is a finishing powder for oil control while creating a soft blurring effect.” -Hello Waffle website
I’ve been using Hello Waffle’s Finishing Powder daily since I got a sample of it in my December Visage Box. Prior to switching over to this powder, I was using Bare Mineral’s Mineral Veil, and I am loving this so much more.
First, I think it definitely adds a soft glow and blurs my face a bit. When I use this, my skin, (which has about a decade of acne damage), looks much smoother and soft. Second, I now use a pretty heavy moisturizer, and this powder helps absorb some of that oil, so I’m not a giant grease monster.
I got the sample jar size for about $7 US dollars, (Hello Waffle’s site is in Canadian dollars), but even the full size at about $12 US dollars, is much cheaper than what I was paying with my Bare Mineral’s Mineral Veil. Plus, it’s cruelty-free and has a cat on it. What’s not to like?
If you are interested in trying, you can get a sample bag for about a $1, so it’s a pretty risk free investment!
Beer of the Week: Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Ale
When Mr. Danger was traveling this week he sent me a picture of this, and then brought home 2 bottles. Because he is the best husband ever.
I immediately smell peanut butter and a spice, I think clove, when I pour this into my glass. It has a surprisingly light body, I expected it to be thicker, honestly. The first flavor I get is roasted chocolate, and then an aftertaste that echoes peanut butter and then doughnut. (Mr. Danger is a doughnut expert and he suspects maple iced cake doughnut, FYI.) The banana flavor is very light, and I pick up on it mostly at the end.
I was honestly expecting this to be a bit sweeter, and more full bodied. However, it still is a taste explosion, and I think it’s a pretty cool concept. I would recommend pairing this with some ice cream as your dessert. (I’ve been on a beer float kick lately, people.)
Mr. Danger is over here saying he recommends drinking it with a banana cream pie. I don’t know what to do with him.
Questions of the Day:
-What’s your favorite powder?
-Have you tried any Hello Waffle products?
-Tell me all about your experiences with doughnut beers.
See you guys this weekend for some special Subscription posts, including a new quarterly one I’m trying out!
Enjoy your Fridays, friends!