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}

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!

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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Try on and review: Wet N’ Wild Rebel Rose Skin Care collection


Greeting Ruby Beauties!

A few weeks ago I was researching drug store beauty brands to revisit in the coming weeks and I was a huge Wet and Wild fan way back in my college days, like most college students I was broke making poor financial decisions. This one not so much because their make-up is very reasonably priced and as a student they were the only brand I could afford LOL. Their gloss and other lip products were my #1 favorite beauty item, and honestly back then, I couldn’t really use their foundation or face products because in my opinion it didn’t cater to women of color well.   It has been many years and I must say after visiting their website, I was quite impressed!  Which is why I was so eager to try the Rebel Rose Limited edition collection (the entire box retails for $24.99).

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Unboxing: April BoxyCharm Beauty Box!

Hey Hey Ruby Beauties!

If you’ve been following the blog from the beginning you know that I am a former Sephora Play beauty box subscriber. I decided to end my subscription because at times the products were getting repetitive and didn’t always match what I was looking for. For a moment I was a little jaded but now I am back on the saddle and ready to try another beauty box. Currently the only other box I am subscribed to the Ivy Box, the subscription box of my sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. I debated which beauty box I wanted to try, since there are so many subscription boxes to chose from, and as you guessed from the title of this post, drum roll please… I went ahead and decided to try BoxyCharm!


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6 ways to fully enjoy this Spring!

Greetings Ruby beauties!

Spring is officially here! There are still some chilly mornings and rainy moments in the DC Metro area however, the sun is out and the tulips are blossoming! I just love it! Now is the perfect time to prep for those days when the weather is really cooperating and the outdoors are really calling you name. Keep reading to find out how to get prepped this spring and get that extra pep in your step and shake off the winter woes.


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Product Review: Huda Beauty Matte and Melted Shadow

Hello Ruby Beauties!!
Spring is here the weather is heating up a bit more and it’s about time for another review. I received my complementary Huda Beauty Matte and Melted Shadows from Influenster to review and share my honest opinion, which of course you know me I will.


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Try on and Review: MAC Aaliyah Collection

Greetings Rubies!
I hope you had a great Christmas! Mine was a wonderful day spent with family. This year my husband and I decided to keep gifting to a minimum and focus more on being in the moment and spending time with our daughter.

A few weeks ago while I was perusing my email inbox ducking and dodging coupons for sales from some of my fav shopping places LOL (which were quite enticing) I  came across one from MAC and had to open it. When I read about the Aaliyah collection at MAC Cosmetics, I knew I wanted to get my hands on some! I finally did and I wanted to share my review and try-on with you all especially since the collection is on sale now.

If your not familiar with who Aaliyah is, she was an International R&B Songstress who was taken from this world too soon after her plane crashed while she was traveling back to the states after a video shoot abroad. She was an actress and model with talent that transcended internationally and across cultures. She had several musical hits, some of my favorite songs are, “One in a Million”, “Four Page Letter”, “Are You That Somebody” and “You are Love.

She is very much missed. My heart was elated to hear that her family collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to share this collection that was inspired by her music and fashion.

Aaliyah Collection Lippies, three lipsticks and a gloss 🙂

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Homecoming Fun!

Greetings Rubies!

Like many people, fall is not my favorite season and I prefer the warm over the cold, your girl can be flexible though and find some positive attributes regarding the fall season. I mean outside of sweater dresses and OTK (Over the knee boots), hot cocoa and fuzzy socks I also enjoy the collegiate tradition of HOMECOMING!

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Product Review: Vivo Per Lei Magnetic Deep Hydration Mask

Greetings Rubies!

I have another product review for you all and this time I even have a video to go along with it. Today we are talking about the Vivo Per Lei Laboratories Magnetic Deep Hydration Mask. Just in time for the long Labor day weekend, this is also my anniversary weekend so an afternoon of pampering was exactly what I needed.


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