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:
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!
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!
I’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.
Eyelid: 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
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.)