How’s your week?
I’ve been having so much fun doing the #yogaandbeer challenge on Instagram. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can find me @beautyonabeerbudget, showcasing beers and myself awkwardly doing yoga poses! (Which big surprise, has also helped me feel a lot more mentally sane this week. Who knew yoga was calming?!)
And if you’re new to the blog because of the challenge-heyoo! Welcome! Happy Hour is my Friday feature where I share my favorite beers and budget makeup of the week. Because beer and makeup go together. They do. Trust me.
Anyway, I’m so excited about Happy Hour this week because it showcases two of my favorite things: purple and lavender. YES. These are my favorite colors/scents and they translate very well into beer and makeup. So today I have No Label’s Forbidden Lavender Wit and Wet N Wild’s Petal Pusher Palette.
Makeup of the Week: Wet N’Wild Petal Pusher Palette, $5.
I know I’ve talked about this palette before, because it’s $5 and it’s pretty awesome. But I don’t think I’ve ever really showcased it on its own, (if I have, forgive me, I’ve officially been blogging for a year now and now I can claim old age for forgetting things.) I had to show it off toady, because it goes with my Lavender theme.
I am so clever.
Anyway, I mostly use this guy to accent indie eye shadows. It works great as a crease color, brow bone color, and even eyeliner. However, I think you could easily come up with a whole slew of looks just using this palette. Most of the shades are fairly pigmented and with some good primer, I’ve had them last all day long.
You can see from my super quick and sloppy swatches that the only color that’s not very pigmented is the bottom left. (Which is the left browbone color in the palette.) Everything else is really nice, and a few of the shades even have a bit of sparkle in them. And look at the bottom right swatch. That’s one swipe. Basically drool worthy pigmentation.
So I do think for $5 you really can’t go wrong with this palette if you’re looking for some purple in your life. Which you should be because purple is the best.
Beer of the Week: No Label’s Forbidden Lavender Wit Ale
No Label is a brewery about 30 minutes from my house, and while I usually try to feature national or widely distributed beers, I have to take some time to brag about this delicious beer from my state.
I have not been super impressed with lavender beers in the past. I feel like the lavender is either really overpowering or too herbal. Not so in Forbidden Lavender! At first, this has a crisp refreshing taste with a bit of a citrus bite, but then I taste the lavender in the background. It’s definitely there, but it’s an added softer note, rather than being too intense of a floral flavor. I think it blends very well with the tangy notes of the citrus flavors, and makes a well rounded lighter beer. It leans a little heavier and darker than your traditional wit, but I think it’s actually a really pleasant way to enjoy a lavender beer, so I’m not getting nit-picky on labels.
If you get lucky enough to spot this on the shelves of your local beer store, definitely grab it. It’s worth a shot!
Questions of the Day:
-Have you tried any of the Wet N’ Wild palettes?
-What’s your experience with lavender beers? Or any other unexpected herbal twists in beer?
-Are you ready for the weekend?