The Chemist wins the Crown: Kara McCullough new Miss USA 2017

Congratulations to Kara McCullough, who was crowned Miss USA 2017 on Mother’s Day Sunday May 14, 2017! She will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe competition early next year. What an awesome Mother’s Day gift for her mama.


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Little Black Dress with a Curvy twist!


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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Ruby Misty Copeland

Greetings Rubies!

It’s Women’s History Month!! What better time than this to celebrate other Rubies. Recently while perusing Netflix and trying to decided weather to start a new series or watch a movie. I came across “A Ballerina’s Tale” which piqued my interest. This documentary shares the story of  Misty Copeland’s journey to becoming the world’s

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Unboxing: February Sephora Play!

It’s that time again, another Sephora Play! unboxing. A quick reminder that the Sephora Play! Box is a monthly subscription service from Sephora where you receive samples of beauty and skincare products curated just for you. The theme for February was “The Soft Side”, my satin bag was filled products meant to enhance one’s natural beauty.


With this February box there were hits and a miss or two but my overall experience has been positive. I still enjoy my boxes and being introduced to different brands and products I may have overlooked. Read More