Grand Opening: Glow Bar

Hello Rubies!!

You know I love to celebrate and support women on the move! If you are looking for a premier make-up atelier in Maryland or an intimate conference space for your next event, look no further the Glow Bar is open for business!

I had the pleasure of meeting the three woman behind this make-up studio and conference space concept at their recent Grand Opening. These three smart and beautiful women, consisting of 2 makeup artists and 1 motivational speaker,

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Unboxing: May Sephora Play!

Hello Again Rubies!

I have another unboxing for you all, my May Sephora Play! beauty box! For all my Rubies new to the blog, Welcome! and let me catch you up, the beauty box is a monthly beauty subscription service from Sephora, where you receive samples of beauty and skincare products curated just for you. This month Sephora Play! celebrates its one year anniversary!  So there is a lot of buzz around the box. All boxes usually have deluxe size makeup, skincare and hair products along with a sample fragrance.

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Ruby Celebration!: Digital Beauty School Scholarship

Greetings Rubies!

Today I wanted to share some happy news with you all! I was holding onto it because I wasn’t sure I wanted to share it or if it was something you all would be interested to know. But as we move into the halfway mark of 2017, I’m reminded of my Mindset shift to be comfortable with being uncomfortable so here we are. I’m am so excited to share that I am 1 of 5 recent recipients of The Digital Beauty School scholarship. The Digital Beauty School is an online coaching program and community with resources to assist bloggers and beauty brand owners with tools to create content and connect with their audiences online. It was quite an honor to be selected from 148 applicants!

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Girl’s night out at Blue Mercury

Hey Rubies!

Finally, spring is here, summer is right around the corner, and the weather is finally catching up! One of my good friends called me up, knowing I love all things beauty and asked if I wanted to attend an event at Blue Mercury in DC  with her. I had two responses for her, sure (let me make sure my three-year-old mini is all set after school) and what exactly is Blue Mercury? I had never heard of the beauty retail chain.

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Product Review: Eva NYC Clean it Up Shampoo and Therapy Session Hair Mask

Hello Again Rubies!!

I’m excited to share this product review for Eva NYC Clean it Up Shampoo and Therapy Session Hair Mask. While I received these complimentary products from Influenster to review. I of course,  only share my true and honest opinion and truthfully, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed these products. I will admit that it took me a few days to test them because for some reason (don’t ask me why cause I don’t know) I

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Little Black Dress with a Curvy twist!

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Greetings Rubies!!!

*Singing* It’s beginning to feel a lot like spring… more and more each day. Palm Sunday was an amazing day and an interesting day all at once. I had a wonderful service at church and then had to go to meeting. After a very interesting meeting my friend and I decided to take some time to explore downtown DC, CityCenter to be exact. I had no idea Read More

Springtime Transition Inspiration

Greetings Rubies!

While it is officially spring, living in the DC/ Maryland/Virginia area I am reminded just how fickle the weather is. We had some days where the weather was 70+ degrees in February and March, and now that April is here it feels like we are back in January.

On my recent trip to Rhode Island, I was reminded that it’s still too soon to switch out my wardrobe and quite frankly, I needed my winter coat the first day I was there. I

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Product Review: Columbia Cosmetics Probiotic Complex and Probiotic Concentrate

Hello again Rubies!!

I hope your week has been going well so far! As you all know I enjoy introducing new products and brands with you all, so I thought I share a quick product review of Columbia Skincare Probiotic Complex and  Probiotic Concentrate. Healthy skin is a priority for me, especially as I get older (and I know it for you all as well!).

There are so many products on the market it’s hard to tell which is what. Skincare has come a long way from just a bar of soap. As a child, I can remember my mother using her Oil of Ole products and warning my siblings and I that it was not regular lotion (I loved playing in all my mother’s make-up and jewelry).

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Ruby Adrianna David: Miss Maryland USA 2017

Greetings Rubies!

March is Woman’s Herstory Month, so let’s continue to celebrate Rubies in the community (and globally) who are doing their thang!

You know, I’ve watched many beauty pageants on television over the years and always knew there was more beyond the talent, swimsuit and question and answer portions of the pageant. Of course, with it being condensed for television purposes, we don’t get to dig deeper to learn more about these crowned beauties. I always wondered, who is the woman

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