Happy Hour: April Favorites!

Hey friends!

How’s your Friday? Mine is lay down. You heard that right. It’s lay down. That’s a feeling.

So anyway. My April Favorites run the gamut this month. Some of my picks are super professional/conservative products that saved me when I went on my 6 interviews. Some are the more bolder colors and products I used when I needed a pick me up. Really, it’s all over the place.

So check out what I was loving this month!

beautyonabeerbudget favorite thingsPlease enjoy your makeup and beer responsibly.

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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

Please remember to enjoy your beer and makeup responsibly.

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Happy Hour: Revlon Colorstay Foundation and Breckenridge Christmas Ale

Hey friends!

It’s Fridayyyyyy!

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!

happy hour revlon colorstay foundation

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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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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!

Fall Beauty on a Budget


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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: Revlon

Hello beauties!

Yesterday the internet told me it was apparently National Lipstick Day, (this is everyday for me). Perfect timing for another of my favorite drugstore lip products!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you are a graduate student, you’ve heard about Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. (Henceforth known as Balm Stains, because I’m too lazy to type that ridiculous name over and over again).

The hype is accurate, these are a great lip product for someone on a beer budget. Really, anyone can enjoy these guys, they’re quite lovable.

PS: I buy mine at Target where I can usually get them for $6.99. At CVS or Walgreens they’re usually $8.99, which I give the side eye.

Revlon Balm Stains

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