I’m Back: New Year’s Resolutions for Beauty On A Beer Budget!

Hey friends!

How are you guys??? I take a week off, and I feel like I’ve been gone forever!

I’m back from my trip and happy to be blogging again!

Bodies of water and beer=good.

Bodies of water and beer=good.

I did enjoy my little break from writing, but I also found myself hanging out on beaches thinking about upcoming post ideas, so I was not too bummed to get started blogging again. (But I am a bit bummed to go back to work/school, booooo post-vacation blues.)

Anyways, I hope you all had an awesome New Year’s and are taking advantage of some post-Christmas makeup sales. I personally, love this time of year. I really like that everyone seems to get refreshed and ready to make positive changes and tackle goals.

I always set New Year’s Resolutions for myself, and I’m usually pretty good about keeping them. (Except for “Sleep More” which I’ve been resolving to do since 2009, and I’ve yet to achieve it. Maybe 2015 is the year?) Anyways, I’ve been thinking that this year I have some specific goals for the blog as well, and maybe you guys can help me keep them?

Beauty on a Beer Budget New Year’s Resolutions:
1.
Host a giveaway
2. Be more active on social media/blogging communities
3. Write more informational posts (I love doing reviews, but I miss having the time for informational posts, like this old guy, for example).
4. Make January a “low-buy” month (I have a few exceptions, such as Solstice Scent’s Woodland Collection and Ten Three Labs’ Orphan Black Collection, but overall, I want to work with what I’ve got!)
5. Wear more glitter. All of the glitter. Glitter.

My New Year's Eve this year was probably  my best ever.

My New Year’s Eve this year was probably my best ever.

I’ve been wanting to do all of these resolutions for awhile now, but grad school has been rude. If I can accomplish them by the end of the year, I will be pretty pumped. (I can probably accomplish #5 tomorrow, TBH.)

Anyways, I just wanted to check back in after being gone so long. I have several posts planned this week, so I’m excited to get back to it! See you guys later today for a review of some of Colourpop’s most popular Lippie Stix shades!

Questions of the Day:
-How was your New Years?
-Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions for yourself or your own blog?
-Did you wear glitter on New Year’s Eve? (I think we all know what my answer to this is.)

Love,

Rebs!

 

 

 

 

 

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Bon Voyage!

Hey friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a fun time seeing some out of state friends who were visiting for the holidays. Many beers were given and received!

Today I’m all packed up and on a boat with my family! We’re going on a short trip to celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday.

I’ll be taking Dec. 29- January 4th off from the blog to enjoy the vacation. It’s been a super crazy 6 months for me, and I’m very excited for some rest and relaxation.

Rest and relaxation.

Rest and relaxation.

I hope you all have a fabulous New Year’s and you celebrate it in your favorite way, with your favorite people. I’ll be back in 2015, with more craft beer, indie beauty and budget buys!

Until then friends!

Love and best wishes for a Happy New Year,
Rebs!

I know, just when you thought I couldn't get any more stylish and sophisticated.

I know, just when you thought I couldn’t get any more stylish and sophisticated.

Happy Holidays!

Hey friends!

Just popping in to say Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

My favorite part of today is being with people I love, and I hope your day has been filled with laughs, love, and maybe even a delicious beer.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the final post in the indie advent calendar, but for today I am living it up with my lovely family, Mr. Danger, and our puppy.

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How I feel after Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, friends! 

Love,

Rebs

 

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!

Hey friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are enjoying turkey today, or in my case vegetarian stuff turkey.

I hope you are enjoying turkey today, or in my case vegetarian stuff turkey.

When I started this blog in July, I was fairly certain I would only have one reader and it would be my mom.

Well, both of these predictions are wrong. I don’t think my mom actually reads my blog, (no worries mom, you are a fabulous, busy lady!) and I have gotten to meet and talk with so many awesome blog readers! Way more than one!

So anyway, I just wanted to say thank you to all the lovely people who drop by and check out the blog. I’ve loved reading your comments and getting to know all of you. I am so thankful for such fabulous readers and you guys always make my day with your sweet thoughts.

I hope you all are enjoying a day filled with love, gratitude, food, and glittery makeup! (Maybe even beer?)

See you tomorrow for happy hour!

Questions of the Day:
-How’s your Thanksgiving going?
-What are you thankful for?
-Do you have any black Friday plans?

Love, love, love,
Rebs!

 

Welcome!

Hello Beauties!

My name is Rebs. So I’m completely new to blogging, but I feel like my makeup addiction should be used for good…

You see, I adore buying makeup: drugstore, high end, it doesn’t matter, I love it all. I just recently developed this addiction as a coping mechanism for grad school (UGH).

I’m still learning all the basics of makeup, but I am here to share with you my favorite products and my not-so-favorites. As a grad student I’ve also learned a bunch of tricks for getting makeup for cheap. As my collection and style evolve, I’m hoping to be able to share my new knowledge with the internet world. (And avoid working on my thesis.)

Anyways, if you enjoy makeup and snark, I might have something for you!

If you have any tips on beauty or blogging for this newbie lady feel free to email me, message me, or leave a comment. I love feedback!

Love!

-Rebs