New Queens on the block: New Miss District of Columbia USA and Teen USA crowned

There was a scent of nervousness,  glamour and girl power in the air at the Renaissance Hotel in Northwest Washington, DC on December 17, 2016. Where 27 women competed for the Miss District of Columbia USA and Miss District of Columbia Teen USA Crowns respectively.

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Seven Cosmetics Polish Review

Hey Rubies!

I don’t know about you but nowadays when I go to the nail salon for a manicure I usually bring my ophotogrid_1481828933206wn nail polish. Whenever asked by my nail tech to pick a color I always respond that I have my own. Is seems that many times the colors tend to be stale, outdated and repetitive. Hence I am always on the prowl for new and interesting polish colors and companies.



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Gift Guide: Ideas for the beauty lover in your life!

Now this post is by far my favorite because getting into the mindset of a beauty lover is quite easy for me. I’m secretly hoping my family and friends will see this post and get some inspiration as well! Without further a do here are a few gift ideas for the Ruby in your life who loves glam and fabulousness and is beautiful both inside and out!

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Gift Guide: for the him in your life!

Christmas is right around the corner, my husband and I have been together for 11 years and married for 6. And although gift giving has now focused on my daughter mainly, when I think of all the gifts that he has enjoyed the most throughout the years (besides the ones collecting dust in a corner someplace) the three categories  I know will be a hit are fitness/ sports, electronics and/or  household related. Although he is the leading man in my life, I have several brothers, in-laws, and the list goes on of men to think of as well. Since I know we all do, to sum it up, below are a few gift ideas for the him in your life.

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Gift Guide: Five charities to support this holiday season.


With the holiday season here and while we think of our friends and family and other personal relationships, the holidays are also a time to think of others besides ourselves. While thinking of creative gifts to give others, think of donating to a charity in the name of someone else (or yourself). You will be helping organizations continue to do great work, it always feels better to give than to receive. Check out a few organizations below who are helping across various demographics and platforms.

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Eleven60: Fashion for the Curvy Ruby

Greetings Rubies!

I’m a little late posting this but with the holidays here and holiday parties around the corner I thought you might be interested in learning about the fashion line started by Gospel Singer Kierra Sheard. She is the daughter of Gospel Legend Karen Clarke-Sheard whose month and year of birth are the meaning behind the clothing line name,  Eleven60, which launched in 2015.

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Review: November Sephora Play! Beauty Box

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This is my first Sephora Play! box. If you are not familiar with the Sephora beauty box its a monthly subscription program where 5-6 sample products are sent to you to try. There is a different theme each month; the theme for this month is Best in Glow. I especially enjoyed all of the products that were picked.   I always appreciate when a company pays special attention to detail and the extra effort to do a little more. With this being my first box I was highly impressed! From the pamphlet describing all of the included products, to the bag that went along with the theme. I was all smiles.

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