I left the bottle inside when I took these photos and I didn't have time to run back and get it...so, sorry. But trust me when I say that it's true to bottle color.
First let me say that I think this is a really pretty color orange. It's kind of muted, a little browner than a true orange like, say, Lippmann Lara's Theme. Cocktails and Carving also has really pretty gold shimmer throughout. So those are the good things about it. The not so good things include the formula, which dried really quickly (but in a bad way--like while I was still polishing), was very thick, and not at all self-leveling. That combined with my
dying dead bottle of Seche resulted in a pretty uneven finish. Also, I think it looks terrible on my skintone. I've worn oranges that I really like before, like, say Lippmann Lara's Theme, but this one was not so good on me. But you know what? That's okay. Because it was absolutely perfect for our carving party. For which I may have worn cat ears and done some makeup:
Seriously, any opportunity I have to wear cat ears I will take.
I was super impressed by Kayleigh's carving skills. She's a pretty artistically talented and creative person as it is, but she free-handed a little sugar skull on her pumpkin and carved much of it out...with a screwdriver. Props.
Seriously, look at her skull. My kitty is way less impressive. But it's cute.
Aaaaaand after the sangria started to kick in a little (and thankfully we were done using knives and screwdrivers).
If you, too, have a bottle of lambic sitting around that you don't know what to do with, this is the recipe we used for our cocktail. It was pretty good and also caused a pretty terrible hangover. Please notice that in these photos we are OUTSIDE. It was 72 degrees that night and completely beautiful. It was so delightful to be able to sit outside and do carving rather than doing it inside and worrying about a huge mess. I'm pretty sure this weekend it's going to be pretty chilly, so I'm glad we got to savor our little warm snap.
Okay, that's all for today. Stay tuned for one more post this week. I hope everyone is doing well, and I'll talk to you soon!