Cream Blush on a Budget

Hey friends!

I’ve been wanting to share the best cream blushes on a budget for a while now. Really, I meant to write this post a lonnnggggggg time ago. I first thought about it when I reviewed some of the most hyped up drugstore powder blushes. Since then, I’ve been slowly collecting drugstore cream blushes and testing them out, which led me to two conclusions:

1. Many drugstore cream blushes are overpriced. I decided not to buy anything over $10, which ruled out some brands like Revlon and L’Oreal.

2. I’m personally not the biggest fan of cream blush. I’m a powder girl apparently. I guess you never know until you try…7 cream blushes.

Anyways, I did try to keep an open mind about writing this post, because once I set my mind to do something, I stubbornly persist in doing it. (Even when this determination has to do with drugstore cream blushes.)

And many people actually do love cream blushes, so hopefully I can lead you to some cheap ones that may work for you. I also threw in a bonus way to try Benefit’s Posietint!

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3 Fall Beauty Trends on a Budget

Hey friends!

Although it’s a million degrees outside where I live, I love fall colors. Grad school and work are keeping me super busy so I feel like I need to start preparing my fall stash, or it’s all going to pass me by.

I was particularly inspired by Self Magazine’s Fresh for Fall Trends in their September issue. However, I wasn’t feeling like paying $34 for each makeup item.

And you know how I roll. So here are some of my favorite fall trends, on a budget!

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Happy Hour: August Beauty Favorites Under $10

Hey friends,

So, I got it in my head that I could make a video about my August Beauty Favorites Under $10. (Plus 3 beers!)

“Everyone does it.” I thought, “It will be eassssssyyyy.”

Yeah, no.

Things fell apart quickly. Let’s just say that. (Hence why this post is coming out at 11pm. Sorry!)

However, I HATE wasting things, including time, so I have to at least share my attempts at a video. And you can admire my carpet.

Keep reading for my first and last video ever!

It all went downhill from here.

It all went downhill from here. #BloggerFail

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5 Minute Face: Drugstore Edition

Hey friends!

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.

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5 Favorite Drugstore Blushes: Worth the Hype?

Hello beauties!

In the beginning, as a makeup newbie, lost and confused, I hit up Pinterest for products I should try. It was a great source for some of my now favorites, but sometimes I felt products got unreasonably hyped up.

Well, fear not. Today we are going to sift through the 5 most hyped up drugstore blush products on Pinterest to find out if they’re really worth it. Plus, I also included a BONUS blush steal . (It’s Friday, I was feeling celebratory!)

Disclosure: I don’t get paid to do any of these reviews. These products are bought with my sad grad school funds and opinions are my own!

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Happy Hour: National IPA Day and the Best Drugstore Orange-Red Lips

Hello beauties!

Great news! It’s Thursday afternoon, which means you have one day left to the weekend! I think you need to celebrate. How about enjoying National IPA Day with me?

Not into beer? I’ve got something for you, too. We’re going to look at a collection of the best drugstore orange lip products and how to incorporate this trend into your look!

Welcome to my weekly 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.

National IPA Day is totally a real thing.

National IPA Day is totally a real thing.

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Favorite Drugstore Lip Products: NYX

Hello beauties!

Today is the grand finale of my favorite drugstore lip products! I adore NYX lip products and narrowed it down to my 2 absolute favorites: the Butter Lipstick line and the Butter Lipgloss line. These babies will cost you $5.99 and $4.99 respectively, not bad if you are a makeup addict enthusiast like me.

My precious...

My precious…

 

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Happy Hour: NYX and St. Arnold

Hello beauties!

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!

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