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

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

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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!

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!

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

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

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.

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Aaliyah Collection Lippies, three lipsticks and a gloss 🙂

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Homecoming Fun!

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

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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Life update: Hello again!

Greetings Rubies!

I know it has been a while, I’ve tried to write this post several times and each time I couldn’t finish and then more time passed. There have been some very positive life changes that caused me to really review my priorities and face the reality that I can not do every thing. While I’ve graciously received the title of Wonder Woman, from my soon-to-be- five year old Queen-in-training. I am in fact not Wonder Woman and balancing several roles this year has been rewarding and also a challenge.

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Do’s and Don’ts of workplace attire.

Do’s and Don’ts of workplace attire.

Greetings Rubies!

I recently joined the fellas of DivergentThought on their internet radio show to share my thoughts on workplace attire and personal image.  Mr. Barrington Little, who is like my brother and good friend from college;  along with Dr. Charles Thomas and Daryl Peace host DivergentThought every Wednesday from 8-9pm EST to discuss various issues and offer different points of views.  Catch the replay of all the fun commentary here.

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(Left to right) Daryl Peace, The Barrington Little, and Dr. Charles Thomas Hosts of Divergent Thought on Blis.FM internet radio

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Remebering Selena: MAC Collection try- on

Remebering Selena: MAC Collection try- on

Greetings Rubies…

Today is kind of reflective day. Google reminded us that it was October 17 and in 1989, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez released her first album, self titled, Selena. If you are a Selena fan like me then you know, she lives forever in our hearts. If you are not familiar with Selena, she was a Mexican- American pop artist and superstar who was very popular in the 90’s. She had hit songs, such as,  Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Dreaming of You, and I could fall in love, to name a few.

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