Oh goodness what a week. I’m busting out one of my Lush bubble bars
cutting it in half, because I’m cheap and taking a bath tonight. With a giant, but responsible, adult beverage.
If you have energy to get out for a Happy Hour, I’ve got a makeup product for you, my new favorite mascara, Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara-and it’s only $7!
I would normally rave about my beer of the week here, but unfortunately I had a case of mistaken beer identity. I thought this Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace was a Saison I’d tried before and loved, but it turns out, I strongly, immensely, really dislike it.
So for more on that story, as well as a cheap new mascara, check out Happy Hour!
Please enjoy your beer and makeup responsibly.
Makeup of the Week: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, $7-$9, depending on your store.
I’ve been hearing about this mascara for awhile now, but finally decided to try it out. And I was really pleased!
The mascara goes on thick, but the curved wand helps spread it out. I did have to do some finagling of eye lashes to get everything where I wanted it, but it really made my eye lashes look longer and darker. I was pretty generous with my application of mascara, and didn’t really have any clump issues.
When I buy a mascara I’m really looking for something that’s easy to apply (bonus points for if it applies well in a moving vehicle) and something that makes me eyelashes look more dramatic. This mascara works on all three levels, so I’m really pleased!
Beer of the Week: Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace
Welp. I thought this was a different beer. I saw it in the store, and thought, “Oh yes, I remember the card beer! That’s a great Saison, perfect for Spring!” I double checked the beer rating websites I frequent, and they all agreed and gave it excellent reviews. Into the cart it went.
At home, I took all my photos of my beer and makeup. Then sat down to enjoy the fruits of my labor. And I hated the Sorachi Ace Saison. This was not the beer I thought it was! But I am lazy and already took the pictures for my blog! So here we are.
And why do I so strongly dislike this? It tastes like weird plastic. I think that’s the Sorachi hops over powering the taste, but it’s very disconcerting to my palette. Even without the plastic taste, it’s a very light, watery beer. Almost like a citrus Bud Light. (Sorry Bud drinkers, wait, no I’m not.) Anyway, I tried to let it warm up. I tried it in a different glass. No luck, it just tasted like bad beer lemonade, with plastic. (That was the part I can’t get over, obviously.)
Now, if you look on Beer Advocate, it has amazing ratings and no one mentions a plastic taste. So there’s a chance I got a bad bottle, and that’s why I remember liking this at one point in my life. But until I test this theory, (I’m so scared to try again, though!), Sorachi Ace will remain as the beer that bested me.
Enjoy your weekend, friends!
Questions of the Day:
-Any new Spring products you’re loving?
-Has a beer ever bested you?
-I love trying things people hate, (I’m weird), so really share your most unloved beer with me!
5 thoughts on “Happy Hour: Favorite New Mascara and Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace”
Hi doll. I’ve nominated you for the Creative Blogger award (deets below). XOX
Aww, you are so sweet. Thank you, thank you!
That’s such a bummer about the beer! At least you still have an awesome mascara (it’s also one of my own personal favorites lately)!
Yes, I’m so surprised how nicely it works for drugstore mascara! It reminds me of my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, but for like a third of the price.
And one lady’s sad beer might be another’s treasure, so maybe some one else out there will love the Sorachi Ace! 🙂