EOTD/BOTD: Sugared Ginger and Grand Cru

Hey friends!

How are you guys?

It’s the end of the semester for me, and I’m going out of town this weekend, and ha, I still work full time, and I just bought a car, so this is me:


I can’t tell if it’s good or bad that I strongly identify with Leslie Knope.

So before I fall asleep on the keyboard, let’s check out this week’s Eye of the Day and Beer of the Day! I’m featuring a lovely metallic color from Dawn Eyes and a beer from a brewery that I just got to visit, Real Ale Brewing Company’s Grand Cru.

Away we go!



beer of the day eye of the day

Please enjoy your makeup and beer responsibly.

Eye of the Day:Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Sugared Ginger- A robust copper with pink overtones and a shift to a more golden copper, laced with tiny silver sparks and pink to gold color shifting sparkle! A lovely shade for work or play!

Sugared Ginger Dawn EyesI’m so in love with this sample of Sugared Ginger I got in the Nature’s Sinful Delights Collection from Dawn Eyes, that I’m already planning to buy the full size in my next order. (And it’s only $3, so I can definitely afford it.)

I have a lot of oranges, I have a lot of coppers, I have a lot pink eye shadows, but I don’t have something quite like Sugared Ginger in my collection yet. It’s the perfect combination of orange, pink and copper. It’s so sparkly and gorgeous, AND I actually had someone has me if I was wearing Urban Decay. NOPE. Indies. Alll over my eyeballs. Indies.

Dawn Eyes Sugared GingerEyelid: Sugared Ginger (over GDE Glitter Fix)
Crease: Salted Caramel (Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette)
Brow: Wet N Wild’s Comfort Zone Palette, Browbone color
Outer Corner: Haute Chocolate (TF Chocolate Bar) also worked into the crease
Lower Lash Line Outer Corner: Black Forest Truffle (TF Chocolate Far)
Lower Lash Line Inner Corner: Creme Brulee (TF Chocolate Bar)
Eyeliner:NYC Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Dark Brown
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational

Beer of the Day: Real Ale Brewing Company’s Grand Cru

Real Ale Grand Cru

I try to feature national brands of craft beer as much as I can, but sometimes I just have to sneak a local beer in there, like Real Ale’s Brewer’s Cut Grand Cru.

I actually got to try this beer at Real Ale’s Anniversary Party a couple of weeks ago. (Which was so much fun, if you live in Texas, it’s worth making a pilgrimage for.) When I saw they had bottled Grand Cru, I snatched it up in a hot minute, because I remember it being one of my favorites from the Anniversary Party.

So Real Ale says:Mandarina Bavaria Hops, plus sweet and bitter orange peel contribute a pronounced flavor and aroma that pairs with the spicy yeast character of this special Belgian ale.

Rebs Says: This is apparently categorized as a Saison, but I definitely got more of a Barelywine taste. It’s sweet with a definite fruit notes, I taste apricot, but Mr. Danger gets raisins, so the juries still out what fruit. Despite the sweetness there’s a hoppy kick, and bit of an alcohol bite to this beer. I actually like this because I think without the peppery twist at the end, this beer could lean towards too sweet. However, as it is, I find it to be a pretty enjoyable and refreshing beer.

I personally thought it tasted better on tap at the Anniversary Party, but I was also surrounded by good company, having a fun time, and that always makes beer taste better to me.

Rebs Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Question of the Day:
-Got any national beer brands you would love for me to try?
-What’s your perfect copper eye shadow color?
-Should I be working on my research paper? (Hint: YES. The answer is YES.)



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