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. So, welcome to Happy Hour! Grab a drink/coffee/lipstick/whatever floats your boat. Tomorrow is Friday and I have some weekly summery favorites for you!
Makeup Product of the Week
My favorite product this week is NYX’s powder blush in Pinched.
I’ve been reaching for this blush daily this week because it adds the perfect pink summer glow to my cheeks. It’s also pretty blendable, so
if when I get too heavy handed, I can use a big brush to blend it out.
You can see from my swatch that it’s definitely a bright pink, and there’s a bit of shimmer. Nothing scary, but it’s not perfectly matte. I’ve heard some bloggers call it a dupe for NAR’s Orgasm. Since I’m cheap and don’t own that blush, I can’t agree or disagree, but I know for $5.99 it’s a great deal for me.
(ProTip: Around holidays NYX often does a 40% off sale on their website, with free shipping on purchases of $25 it’s a fabulous deal. Keep an eye out!)
Beer of the Week (AKA Skip this part if you aren’t a beer fan, I promise I’m not offended.)
This beer is a barleywine from Houston, TX with an alcohol content of 11.2% by volume. (Hold on to your fashionable britches, ladies!)
It has a malty flavor with caramel, toffee notes, and even a bit of a dark chocolate flavor. A tulip glass will bring out the aromatic flavors of the hops.
It pairs well with ice cream cake. You read that right. Ice cream cake.
I picked this beer to showcase this week because I wanted to join in celebrating St. Arnold’s 20th anniversary. They’re a great brewery with solid beers, and I love visiting them in Houston.
Now I’m not a beer doctor, so that’s my basic review, but feel free to let me know if you have more questions.
Question/s of the Day
-Are there any summer products you are loving right now?
-What about a favorite beer/cocktail/coffee drink/water you’re enjoying?
-Is it 5 o’clock where you are?