Happy Hour: NYX and St. Arnold

Hello beauties!

Happy end of July!

So the name of my blog comes from not just the fact that I’m cheap (“champagne on a beer budget”), but also due to my love of craft beer.

Therefore I’m introducing a new feature called Happy Hour, in which I will share my favorite makeup product of the week, as well as my favorite beer!

Disclaimer: You better be 21 and up if you are reading the beer portion of this post, and please enjoy your booze and makeup, responsibly. HappyHour8-1   Continue reading

Favorite Drugstore Lip Products: Revlon

Hello beauties!

Yesterday the internet told me it was apparently National Lipstick Day, (this is everyday for me). Perfect timing for another of my favorite drugstore lip products!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you are a graduate student, you’ve heard about Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. (Henceforth known as Balm Stains, because I’m too lazy to type that ridiculous name over and over again).

The hype is accurate, these are a great lip product for someone on a beer budget. Really, anyone can enjoy these guys, they’re quite lovable.

PS: I buy mine at Target where I can usually get them for $6.99. At CVS or Walgreens they’re usually $8.99, which I give the side eye.

Revlon Balm Stains

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Sunset 45: July “Starry Eyed” Box

Hello beauties!

Sunset 45 is a new subscription service that offers accessories and beauty products around a certain theme. After checking their boxes out on a few blogs, I was immediately smitten. $30 + $5 in shipping sounded pretty fair for total box value of $100 in Little Luxuries.

I got their July box shortly after my June one, I guess because I signed up at the end of June for their subscription. I was not going to complain because I ripped into my July box like a rabid animal. (Just being real, OK.)

Yes, please.

Yes, please.

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Ipsy July Bag: Sensationally Sun Kissed

Hello Beauties! I’ve mentioned several times that I love small sizes of makeup and beauty supplies, because it’s a great way to try new products and expensive brands without the price. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy for a few months now, and they’re right up my alley. At $10 a bag with 4-5 samples, this monthly beauty subscription is definitely fits in my beer budget. (And I even have money left over for actual beer, it’s a win-win situation.)

If all my mail arrived in this bag, I wouldn't be sad.

If all my mail arrived in this bag, I wouldn’t be sad.

July’s bag was probably my favorite so far this year. It was a delightful pink bag full of joy. And makeup. Continue reading