Happy Hour: NYX’s Illuminator and Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin

Hey friends!

So so so so sorry for the belated post!

Some of you may recall I’ve had a busy few weeks, (that I’ve been very vague about.) I’ve had a bunch of half written posts, but so many things have come up I’ve never gotten to finish them and then I become irresponsibly late on publishing them. Hey, better late than never, right? I think. Maybe.

BUT! I have a really good reason for all the lateness, that I can finally share! Because I got my Master’s in December, I’ve been able to apply for new jobs that I couldn’t do before without the higher degree. Last week, I had 5 interviews, (hence the utter exhaustion), and yesterday I was officially offered a position at what is basically my dream job. SO I HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING! WHAHOAFHODJ. (That is me dancing and shouting in excitement.)

I can’t actually share the details of what my job is, because it’s in a field that values confidentiality, but rest assured, I am so so so thrilled. And hey, perfect late timing, let me share a delicious beer and lovely makeup product with you to celebrate!

Thank you for your patience with my unpredictable posting, and enjoy this Saturday Happy Hour! 

Happy hour grapefruit sculpin

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February Favorites!

Hey friends!

I’ve missed you so! How have you been?! Anything exciting happening in your life or the internet? I heard about a dress, but that’s about it. (Grad school turns you into a hermit.)

I finally got through my slightly hellish week of projects and midterms, and I’m feeling pretty good about life! This morning, I finally got to swatch some eye shadow, and let me tell you, putting tape on my skin has never been more satisfying. (TBH, I guess this is not hard to achieve.)

Anyway, while I get caught up with all the lovely pretties coming your way on the blog this week, I’ve got my February Favorites! You know, on March 7th. Not belated or anything.

PS: Did I tell you I missed you all?!

beautyonabeerbudget favorite things

I’m too pleased with myself for making this graphic. Every time I see it, I giggle and think, “Like Oprah.”

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Happy Hour: 5 NYX Intense Butter Lip Glosses and Cappuccino Stout!

Hey friends!

How did your week go? Mine was full of naps. Yep.

For Happy Hour this week, I’m sharing 5 of NYX’s new Intense Butter Lipglosses! I’ve had my eye on these babies from the moment I saw their vivid swatches on Instagram. It was love at first sight. And I’m happy to report, our love story is going strong, because they’re a pretty awesome, cheap product.

And for my third Beer I Love, I’ve got, yes, another dark beer. But it’s Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout. It tastes like coffee! You’ll try it and forgive me for featuring another dark beer. (Which, I promise won’t happen next week.)

So let’s start Happy Hour!

nyx Intense Butter Lip Gloss

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Happy Hour: Valentine’s Day Pink Lipstick and Banana Bread Beer

Hey friends!

Guess what!? It’s Friday! And my best friend is in town!!!!

Ahhhhhh, happiest of weekends!

My best friend and I have been besties since I was born, (She’s older by 9 months, and always had more hair.) so there will be much laughter and beer drinking this weekend. Mr. Danger already has the taps set up for her arrival.

Anyways, the weekend of the BFF kicks off Beers I ♡ Month! This month will be featuring some of my favorite beers, and some Valentine’s Day inspired makeup choices. Because hearts and pink and chocolate. Yeah, Valentine’s Day theme!

So let’s start Happy Hour!

pink lipstick and banana bread beer

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Happy Hour: Favorite Drugstore Primer and Stone Smoked Vanilla Bean Porter

Hey friends!

I am having the best day. Mr. Danger and I watched Guardians of the Galaxy in our pajamas and had pizza for breakfast. Now our out-of-town friends are coming over tonight for more pizza and delicious beverages. (This is really all it takes to please me.)

We’ll be grabbing a few more beers to serve tonight, (which I’m sure I’ll be posting on Instagram, heyyyyooo @BeautyOnABeerBudget), but today’s Happy Hour features a tasty Winter one to get you through the weekend.

Plus, if you are anything like me, you got a bunch of makeup for Christmas. (You may or may not have also gotten a ton of glitter, that could just be me.) If you’re looking for a fabulous primer for your new eye shadows, I’ve got a great drugstore one for you!

So let’s start Happy Hour!

happy hour stone porter NYX HD primer

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Happy Hour: 4 Drugstore Matte Lipsticks and Odell Isolation Ale

Hey friends!

I had the grandest plans to finish editing a few posts and have them up this week. Unfortunately, this week then went kind bananas and that didn’t happen. I got home late from work/grad school every night this week and passed out watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix instead. (#PARTYLIFE.) Hence, the radio silence for the past few days.

The good news is I now have a ton of posts for next week and it’s Thanksgiving week, so we’ll pretend I meant to do it. Yeah, I was planning it that way for the holiday week. Sure.

So tonight I’m studying for a big grad school licensure-type test, but I thought I would kick off this weekend with a tasty beer and some pretty drugstore matte lips. (Yes, I wear lipstick when studying. It makes me feel smart, don’t judge.)

Studying and blogging. #PARTYLIFE

drugstore matte lipstick

I was going for a winter type theme for this picture but somehow it turned into a nativity type theme instead. Oops.

 

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Happy Hour: 3 MLBB Matte Lipsticks and Great Divide’s Hibernation Ale

Hey friends!

It’s super cold where I live!

This is highly unusual this time of year, so I am very excited. It actually feels like fall/winter!

So I abandoned all plans of fall beers, (AKA I drank them before I remembered to photograph them), and I’m jumping straight into winter! For the next month or so I’ll be featuring winter and holiday beers, and eventually a few of my favorite stouts and porters that taste fabulous this time of year.

I’m also trying to feature some makeup products I love during the winter and holiday months, so hopefully all of that will get you into the season.

Also, I’ll plan ahead better so there won’t be creeper owls every Happy Hour. (Spur of the moment idea=creeper owls.) So no worries.

beautyonabeerbudgetThere he is.
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Happy Hour: 7 Budget Rose Gold Shadows and Dogfish Head Punkin

Hey friends!

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.

So let’s keep Happy Hour going all weekend!

rose gold eyeshadowWow that is a lot of eye shadow!

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Happy Hour: NYX Simply Lip Cream and Shipyard Pumpkinhead

Hey friends!

I did not forget you! If you recall from this post, thesis has eaten my life and I’m on a Friday-only posting schedule for the time being!

I’ve actually been talking myself out of blogging all week. (AKA falling asleep the minute I get out of work/class). I have so much makeup and budget tricks to talk about, and I have to write grad school papers, instead! (Much to the pain of those surrounding me, Mr. Danger is getting very tired of my eye shadow primer analysis/theory I’ve been telling him all about.)

Anyway, I’m being good for now, but if I get some free time this weekend I don’t know if I will be able to resist the siren call of swatching and sharing. For example: My Rainbow Honey Bag for October was awesome, I have to show you. It’s for your own good. Really.

This week the Happy Hour Pumpkin Beer Fest of 2014 continues with a lighter pumpkin beer, I picked this one out specifically for craft beer beginners or those of you who mentioned you’re not sure of how to get into beer. This will be your gateway pumpkin beer!

Also I finally grabbed some NYX Simply Vamp and Simply Red Lip Creams, and you might need these in your life.

nyx simply cream

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Happy Hour: September Favorites

Hi friends!

As this post publishes, I’m practicing walking down an aisle. (AKA I am being a bridesmaid for a lovely friend/roomie from college.) With all the wedding festivities I’m involved in this weekend, I’m trying something new for my monthly favorites post. (AKA I can not make another video until after my I finish my thesis, because that business is time consuming.)

So today I’m sharing a round up of my favorite’s from this past month, some old and some new.

Let me know what you think!

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