Happy Monday Rubies!

Hey Rubies,

I pray you all are doing well and staying safe.  I wanted to share a mini blog as this is a very interesting moment for not only us in the US but all over the world.

In the DC, MD, VA area, like many places we are following the CDC recommendation to “socially distance” ourselves and adhering to stay at home orders. For the next couple of weeks many are asked to telework; myself included and home-school children, myself included. In this time of uncertainty for what tomorrow will bring, I find comfort in my faith and knowing that God is in control. The bible says we walk by faith and not by sight, I am trusting in God for real for real; with prayer and

I am prayerful that this will end soon and so I am keeping our same work and school routine as much as possible. Making adjustments for the non-resistant commute time LOL.

5 things I’ve been doing to keep myself occupied during this time; that may be helpful or encouraging to someone else are: 

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March Boxycharm Premium x Fenty Beauty Collaboration Unboxing

March Boxycharm Premium x Fenty Beauty Collaboration Unboxing

Hey Rubies-

This is my first BoxyCharm Premium box and I was excited to give it a try solely off the strength that Fenty Beauty would be the brand collaboration for this month. I haven’t invested in any Fenty Beauty products, until now, although I’ve heard so many nice things.

Check out the video below for my unboxing and pseudo try- on. Fair warning it’s a little long sorry, I got caught up in the excitement😜 . You can also sneak a peak at the products below if you don’t have time to watch the full video😂. Let me know your thoughts, did you get the premium box this month? Have you tried Fenty Beauty before? Let’s talk about it!

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February 2020 Boxy Charm Unboxing

February 2020 Boxy Charm Unboxing

Greetings Rubies!

My February Boxy Charm Subscription box arrived, yay! If your not familiar BoxyCharm is a beauty subscription box that cost $25 and it boasts that products received retail for over $100.  The box contains skincare, make-up and beauty products; the theme for this month is #adore, check out my quick video unboxing below 😘

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Valentine’s Day Inspired Makeup Look {video}

Valentine’s Day Inspired Makeup Look {video}
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you share love with those around you not just today but everyday! Check out the video below to see the products I used to achieve my Valentine’s day inspired look.  I went with a Monochromatic Pink look, can’t go wrong with Pink eyes and pink lips. 

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New Beginnings!

Greetings Rubies!

How have ya’ll been? Well I hope, it’s been a while but I had to settle into the new year a bit. I’ve been working hard revamping the website and you may have noticed some changes! First the name of the site has changed to! The blog will remain as is, with more great content.

Also, I am so elated to announce that I am now a Certified Make-up Artist! I went ahead and completed my coursework, and received my certification back in April 2019. Check out the services section of the site for rates if you or someone you know is interested 😉😁


I was interested in getting my certification over 10 years ago, but life happens. I became a wife and mommy, took on more responsibly at church and in other areas and pushed that goal to the left. Well, last year I decided it was time to get stuff done! I made a list (and checked it more than twice) I was determined to inch my way to the finish line. Whew! What a testament to the statement that a dream delayed is not a dream deferred. Keep striving for whatever goal you have, it may take time but know that it’s not impossible. I believe that God’s time is the best time. I’m looking forward to bringing you guys more products reviews, fun tidbits and discussing some none beauty related topics as well.


Thank you so much for your patience. A special note of thanks to the day one Rubies who are still rocking with me! I started this blog in September of 2016. I didn’t know exactly what I was doing or what would happen, but three years later, we’ve had some peaks and some valleys; we’ve made some changes and tweaked somethings! I pray that you will join me on this amazing journey. Here’s to growing and glowing in 2020!

Please peruse the new site, and let me know what you think!


Unboxing and review: August 2019 Boxy Charm

Unboxing and review: August 2019 Boxy Charm
Greeting Ruby Beauties!!

I hope you are enjoying your summer or at least the last few days of what is left! I know I am soo late to the party with this unboxing as this box has been out a few week but it’s been kinda hectic around here, and it actually works out though because I can give my honest opinion and review having had some time to try out the products.

I do have some exciting projects I am working on and can’t wait to announce them soon! Back to topic on hand, BoxyCharm is one of my favorite beauty boxes, if your not familiar with BoxyCharm, it’s a monthly subscription service that cost $21 a month and it’s curated with over $100 of skincare, makeup and beauty products.


The theme for this month is Totally BoxyCharm. The items this month were actually really nice, as I mentioned I had some time to try a few of the products, so keep reading to check out my thoughts below!

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Product Review: YSL Instant Matte Pore Refiner

Product Review: YSL Instant Matte Pore Refiner

Hey Hey Rubies, Summer is here!!

It’s official the heat is on and summer is here. Every time summer comes around I am on the hunt for solutions to help keep my make-up looking fabulous and not any where near that fine line between dewy and cute and sweaty and less than stellar. LOL!



Thank you to Influenster for sending me the YSL Instant Matte Pore Refiner to try out and review complimentary. I’ve been using if for a few weeks now and so far I’ve been enjoying it.

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Unboxying and Try-on: May BoxyCharm! {Video}

Unboxying and Try-on: May BoxyCharm! {Video}

Hey Hey Rubies!!

I hope your May has been going well so far! I’m two months into my BoxyCharm Subscription and it’s very rare that a box will get 5 out of 5 Rubies from me, but I am really digging all the items I received this month. I was pleasantly surprise to received my BoxyCharm Subscription box early this month. The theme for May is “Make Waves” and Ruby this has all the makings of looking you best while having fun in the sun this spring/summer season.  I am really loving all the items I received in my box. There was a product for just about every area of my face. I literally did a complete look (save for foundation) eyes, lips, cheeks look everything straight out of the box!


(Check out the pics below). Check out a brief description of the items I received and then watch the view to see how I use the products I received.

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Last minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day!

Last minute gift ideas for Mother’s Day!

Greetings Rubies and Happy May!!

They say “April showers bring May flowers”, the flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up and spring seems to be shedding it’s cold weather sweater completely> These things make me happy along with the fact that Mother’s day is coming up!

It’s a great opportunity to show mama and those special women in our lives how much value and appreciate them. Always remembering that its important to show love not just for this one Sunday but everyday of course. I still remember my very first mother’s day and just feeling a sense of pride and so much joy.

My little Ruby and I, we love a twinsie moment!

With mother’s day being just next week I am sure there are still a few people who still need pick something up. Here are some quick suggestions that can be found on where shipping is pretty quick, ordering online is easy and hassle free and if your a Prime member shipping is two days or less. There are so many different types of mamas which is beautiful, here are a few quick gift ideas in case you need a little inspiration (including dads looking for gifts for their daughters 🙂

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