Roughtail Brewing Co. – E-Juice!

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It almost looks like fruit punch but this is actually a fruit IPA!  Just arriving at liquor stores in OKC, E-Juice is another exciting beer from Roughtail Brewing Co.   If you had their mango version of Adaptation last year, you’re going to love this one.   Very hoppy.  Very juicy and fruit-forward (they used over 600 pounds of blueberry, blackberry, and boysenberry puree) but it’s not sugary-sweet.  They did a great job!

Skinesque – Three Step Brightening+ Charcoal Mask

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This was my favorite part of The Zoe Report – Fall 2017 Box of Style.  There were actually 5 Skinesque facial kits included but obviously I had to use a couple right away.  They’re formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, and synthetic dyes and they’re cruelty-free.

Included in each facial: gentle foaming cleanser, Hydra+ Essence serum, and a brightening face mask.  This shit works. After 15 minutes, I took the mask off and really did have glowing, moisturizing skin.  I topped it off with Beautycounter eye cream and their No. 1 Brightening face oil.  Truly worth the time and money.

As a 30-year old, I’m very conscious about my skin’s appearance (and it doesn’t help that my husband is still in his 20’s).  I abide by the philosophy that if you spend more time (and money) on your skincare, you won’t have to worry about what kind or how much makeup you use.  After this at-home facial, all I needed before going out to dinner was under-eye concealer, mascara, and bronzer.

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A Very Cool Wedding Present – Brewery in a Box by Northern Brewer

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I’m sitting here drinking bourbon…because my beer is still fermenting!

My uncle and cousin really knocked it out of the park with this wedding present.  On Sunday, Carter and I brewed our first beer, an IPA, and I have to say it was extremely easy with the Northern Brewer Home Brew Kit.  And by easy, I meant self-explanatory. I didn’t say it was without about 30 steps and a lot of measuring and sanitizing, but it was easy to understand and the kit literally has everything you could possibly need in it sans a kettle.  We didn’t have a stock pot large enough to mash in, so we just divided the hot-side ingredients between two big pasta pots.  But that was fine!

I’ll pick one of those up when our next beer recipe kit arrives.  I bet it’s a stout; it’s starting to become stout-weather outside…

 

Praire Artisan Ales – No Chill

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No chill.  Just like your mom who keeps asking if you’ve sent out all of your “Thank You” notes less than one month after your wedding.

This beer is good, by the way.  This milk stout is better and more interesting than Left Hand’s and it’s made just a few hours away.

Also…I finally cut off those claws after Halloween.  It was such a sad feeling but it’s liberating to be able to use a keyboard again…