How’s your Sunday? I had big plans to wrap up my Oktoberfest month by actually attending an Oktoberfest, but then I decided it was probably better for me to sleep and relax for once in my life. Since I feel like a person again, I do not regret this decision.
So despite my lack of German celebrating, I bring you my final installment in Oktoberfest beers, straight from the OG of Texas Craft Breweries itself, Shiner or Spotezel Brewery’s Oktoberfest. I’m pairing it with ColourPop’s new Fall Blushes, because it’s basically Fall. Even if it’s 90 degrees outside.
We made it to Friday! My first full week of internship has been fantastic, but I am totally ready for hours and hours of Orange is the New Black! YES SUMMER.
For tonight’s Happy Hour, I’m going with the complete summer vibe. I’m sharing some of my favorite products from ColourPop’s Summer Collection, and a really interesting ale, Victory Brewing Company’s Summer Love.
My mommy is the coolest and picked up some ColourPop Lippie Stix for me for Christmas! (If you are just joining me, I’m in my late twenties, by the way. I just have a cool mommy.)
She grabbed some of their most popular shades in the Lippie Stix. (I do not like the word, lippie, but Colourpop gets a pass.) Since she’s also a budget-savvy lady, she bought 6 Lippie Stix for $30, (as their $5 each), and got the free shipping! A wise woman, indeed.
I’ve reviewed Colourpop’s Holiday Lipstick Collection, Forget the Fruitcake here, but this is my first time trying on their general shades. I was excited to test some of their best selling lipsticks!
How’s Cyber Monday treating you? I’m hoping to remain strong through today, but Haus of Gloi is releasing their Yule restock today and that has the possibility to melt my willpower. Must…stick…to…budget….
Speaking of going over budget, I may have treated myself to a “Hey you finished Ch. 4 of your thesis and you only have one chapter left” reward of the Colourpop Holiday Collection, “Not a Box of Chocolates”.
It was only $30 with free shipping, so I guess there could be worse vices?
I’ve written about Colourpop’s eye shadows here and here, so I think we can establish I am a fan. They have a great pigmented, long lasting formula and amazing color selections. When I saw they had released 6 new shades for the holidays in their Not a Box of Chocolates, I was on that!
Hope your Black Friday is treating you well! There are a lot of makeup sales going on right now, but so far I’m behaving myself. We’ll see how long my will power holds out.
In general, I’m not a big fan of Black Friday, (I hate crowds), but I am a fan of dark beers and lipstick.
So for Happy Hour today, I picked one of my all time favorite beers ever, which happens to be part of Southern Tier’s Blackwater series, their Creme Brulee Stout (get it? Blackwater? Black Friday? PS: I’m on a lot of medication right now for the rudest Sinus Infection ever, so excuse any weirdness).
I also finally got my hands on some Colourpop lipsticks. I’ve been eyeballing them for awhile, but I thought they were probably over-hyped. $5 for a long-lasting, pigmented lipstick just seemed to good to be true.
But I decided to just jump right in when I saw their holiday collection, Forget the Fruitcake. $30 for 6 lipsticks, and free shipping was just too nice to resist.
So do the Colourpop lippies hold up to all the hype? Check it out below:
This will be publishing a little late because someone had to take a nap.
And that someone is me. (I don’t have kids if that’s what you were thinking.)
It’s been one of those weeks. Not a bad week, just the kind of week where you spill coffee on your curtains, clean dog vomit out of your bed, and spill 32 ounces of water in your nightstand, kind of week. We’ve all been there. I think.
Anyway, my best friend is coming in town tonight so it will be all good in the neighborhood.
For this week’s Happy Hour, I wanted to share 7 of my favorite rose gold eye shadows that are all under $8! These shades range from copperish to pinky champagne, but they are all beautiful and cheap.
I’m also switching things up on you and sharing Mr. Danger’s favorite pumpkin beer! Don’t worry, he has good taste.
How are you today? I have class tonight, so I’m dreaming of glittery eye shadows as a light at the end of a long day tunnel. We’re talking the 13 hour kind of long day. (Not going to lie, I might be dreaming of a Shipyard pumpkin beer, too.)
So today I have a quickie post here of my latest ColourPop Shadow haul, including some of their delightful, new fall shades. (If you want to see my thoughts on their original line and concept, look here.)
These are $5 each and cruelty-free, so you know you want to check them out.
Disclaimer: I feel like I’ve talked about this company so much lately, I should mention that I am NOT affiliated or compensated by them in anyway. I bought all of these bad boys with my poor grad school funds, and I’m just a super fan.
I made it through my first week back of full time work/grad school. (Those of you in the country/world who don’t start your academic year until September, I shake my fist at you in jealousy! So jealous.)
Naturally, I am celebrating today! So for our Happy Hour post we’re looking at one of my new favorite cosmetics companies and their eye shadows.
So let’s kick off Happy Hour!
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.
I hope your week is going well! The topic for this post has been especially relevant to me this week as I adjust to 5:30 mornings again.
We’ve all been there some of us daily: The morning that something goes wrong and we’re in a rush to get out the door.
In these times of extreme panic and coffee chugging, it’s good to have what I call the 5 Minute Face* up your sleeve: the makeup you can throw on while eating a granola bar and finding a shoe. (That was an exaggeration, if you can really multitask like this, I am impressed.)
It’s not a full face of makeup, but it’s done in 5 minutes, and you look awake and put together. Today’s products to help you get ready in a flash are all under $10, so that should add some pep in your step this morning!
*TBH I have a 15 Minute Face. I don’t move fast in the mornings. At all.