Today’s Happy Hour features my favorite drugstore foundation and foundation brush. Although I’ve been trying to move exclusively to cruelty-free makeup, I can’t quit Revlon’s Colorstay foundation. And I’m never quitting Real Techniques brushes, because they are a great bang for your buck.
For beer, we have one of my favorite Christmas Ales on the market. Is it sad that I love this time of year because holiday and winter beers are the best? I mean I enjoy it for other reasons, but this is really the best season for beer.
So let’s start Happy Hour!
Makeup Product of the Week: Revlon’s Colorstay Foundation ($10) and Real Techniques’ Expert Face Brush, ($9).
I don’t have a lot of ways to wax poetic about foundation, but I will say I really love this one. It’s lightweight, doesn’t clog pores, and still gives me a smooth appearance. A little bit goes along way, and it lasts all day on my skin. There appear to be a lot of colors in the line, so your chances of getting a shade close to your own skin tone is pretty good!
I dab a bit of foundation on the back of my hand and then use the foundation brush to apply it evenly over my skin. I really don’t need too much to achieve the full coverage I want. I’ve noticed my powder blush also sticks well to this. Finish up with a dab of powder, and then I’m good to go! For $10, I haven’t been able to top Revlon’s ColorStay Foundation yet.
Beer of the Week: Breckenridge Christmas Ale
Breckenridge says: The chill of a Colorado high-country winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength. Here it is. At over 7% alcohol, with a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate, our holiday seasonal is the fermented equivalent of a good fire.
Rebs says: If you are looking for a pleasant, drinkable Christmas beer, you are in the right place! I find this to be crisp and malty, with just a bit of the spices you find in beers this time of year. There are definitely caramel notes in this, but I don’t really taste chocolate. There is a bit of a tangy, burnt sugar kind of aftertaste, but nothing terrifying.
You could definitely bring this beer to a Christmas party without people shouting, “WHY IS THIS SO HOPPY?” Or whatever it is non-craft beer lovers shout. I don’t know. They aren’t my friends. (Just kidding, if you don’t like beer, I still like you.)
That’s it for tonight! However, I will be posting throughout the weekend! (I’m desperately trying to catch up.) So I’ll see you guys soon!
PS: Indie Advent Calendar will be up later tonight!
Questions of the Day:
-What is your favorite foundation?
-What is your favorite brush?
-Do you shout, “Why is it so hoppy?” when drinking craft beer? We can still be friends if you say yes!