Friday, March 27, 2015

Outfts of the Week: BOTC 2015 Spirit Week

Spirit Week is is my favorite week ever! So I'm really glad to be sharing with you what I wore this week. We dressed up the is week for BOTC which stands for Battle of the Classes. This week was pretty amazing! Also, there will be a special announcement at the end. So keep reading if you want to know what the announcement is! Let's get started!

Monday was 'More Sleep Monday'. On this day I decided to be comfy. I wore a hoodie-footie which is from pajamagram.com and my Hello Kitty slippers are from Marshall's. 

Tuesday was 'Tacky Tuesday'. My flannel is from Target. My shirt is also from Target. My shorts are from Nike. My white tennis shoes are from Urban Outfitters. I wore mis-match socks, but I know both of the pairs are from Target. 

Wednesday was 'White Out Wednesday'. I wore a white v-neck from VS Pink. My white shorts are from Forever 21. For shoes, I wore my white Converse.

Thursday was 'Twin Day'. I decided to twin with my twin sister. A lot of siblings twinned with each other on this day. We wore a white lace top from Topshop. Our basic black pencil skirts were from Forever 21. Our bracelet is from Forever 21. Our sandals are from The Loft.

Friday was 'BOTC Day'. Which meant that we had to wear our BOTC shirts that had our class color on them. Freshman were red. So I wore my BOTC shirt. My shorts are from Forever 21. My tennis shoes are from Urban Outfitters. 

My favorite two days were 'Twin Day' and 'BOTC Day'. Now for my annoucement. My older sister, twin sister, and I have decided to run this blog together now! My twin sister will be posting on Mondays, I will be posting on Wednesdays, and my older sister will be posting on Fridays. 

Thanks for reading! 

Love, 
Ruby

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mini MAC Haul: Heavenly Creature Collection

Today I wanted to show you a mini "blog haul" of 3 items I picked up from MAC recently. Their collection, Heavenly Creature, was calling my name. I'm not typically one to buy from of obsess over their limited edition collections, simply because there are too many to keep up with! This one though, I knew wanted I wanted a few things from. Let's get into the haul!

Heavenly Creature is a collection filled with gorgeous mineralized products. These are known to suck me in! The first thing I purchased was the Mineralize Skinfinsh in 'Star Wonder'. This is a beautiful product, swirled with peachy, golden, and pink tones. It swatches very well too, and has great pigmentation.

Next, I picked out a blush from the collection. I was swatching every product from the collection on my hand and had to wipe it off multiple times in the store before making my selection! (lol, this is the sign of an obessed makeup hoarder). I went with my favorite swatch, and that was the Mineralize Blush in 'Solar Ray' - a shimmering peach swirled with orange tones.

Lastly, I chose from an amazing selection of 9 Mineralize Eyeshadows - the ones from this collection are highly pigmented and the best MAC has done in a while, in my opinion. I once again went through the swatch-then-wipe-then-repeat ritual, and settled on 'Magnetic Attraction'. As for how these products   appear on the skin, this is my favorite thing I purchased.

That's all I picked up! I'm so happy with my choices! :)

Thanks for reading loves! Have a fabulous week.

Love,
Ruby

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sigma Beauty Brow Design Kit: Review

Today I will be reviewing for you a product- the Sigma Beauty Brow Expert Brow Design Kit- that's a mouthful!

In a nutshell, this kit has absolutely everything that any girl needs for her brows. It features a total of 20 (yes, TWENTY) products to guarantee you get perfect brows.

The top of the palette holds your tools to shape and groom your brows. You get a pair of little scissors, an amazing pair of tweezers (they are my new fav), and 3 brow stencils if you are trying to shape your brows perfectly. The stencils come in 3 sizes- small, medium, and large.

The bottom of the palette has the fun stuff- 2 brow highlighting pencils, 2 basic brow pencils, a sharpener for those, 5 shadows to fill in any brow color, a clear brow gel, a tinted brow gel, and a dual brow brush with a spoolie on one end (E8o) and a small angled brush (E75) on the other end, perfect for filling in the brows.

The 5 brow colors are Bella, Chloe, Scarlett, Natasha, and Valentina. The 2 highlighting pencil colors are Matte and Shimmer. The colors of the brow pencils are Medium and Dark. The color of the brow gel is Tinted.

The kit also comes with a dual ended brush. One end is a spoolie to comb through brows before or after doing them (E8o), and the other end is a small angled brush to be used with the shadows for filling in the brows (E75). I love that this brush is 2-in-1 because I find it's exactly the 2 brushes I would need anyway, so having a small version of both that fits inside the kit is perfect.

Let's not forget about our tools! There are the 3 brow stencils, tweezers, and brow scissors. Can I also say how much I adore the magenta color of the tools? Too cute.

What more could you ask for in a brow kit? This gives you everything, and fits every hair color, making it a universal product. I am in love- I use this everyday now and it's just what I needed. I was seriously lacking in the brow department before this- I literally did nothing to them.


That's it for today! Thanks for reading :)

Love,
Ruby

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My Favorite Self Tanner!

Today I'm excited to share with you a product I've been using for the past few months. It's the Loreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee. I have the shade Medium Natural Tan, as that's the only one my drugstore had. This product is different than most self tanners because it's not a lotion or spray, but a gel. I love that about it, and I find the gel consistency faster to apply than a lotion, while giving you the same control as one.

It applies very smoothly and quickly for me. Unless I know I'll be wearing a bathing suit or something backless, I usually only apply self-tanner to my legs, chest, neck, shoulders, and arms. I sometimes do my stomach too depending on if I think it's necessary. This way helps me to avoid using unnecessary product on places that will be covered by my clothes, and to be honest I still haven't gotten used to applying self tanner on my back by myself! It's next to impossible to not miss a few spots there.

When rubbing the product in, it turns to a more clear color. It feels slightly sticky right after applying, but it will soak in quickly and it doesn't stain my clothes at all.

As for results, this is the best self tanner I've ever used. It gives instant color in a few hours, doesn't streak, and the best part is that it lasts days longer then any other tanner I've used- I'm talking a good 4-5 days with one use. With other products, I find myself self-tanning every other night to maintain a nice color, but with this one, I only use it once, maybe twice a week. Another pro? It's available at the drugstore. Prior to this, I was using the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse. It was okay, but it costs $30+ and never gave me enough color with one use. I like to apply a self-tanner once and have it give me a tan. I'm not into gradual products, but that's just my personal perference.

My only con with is product, and pretty much every self tanner I use, is that I get slight lines on my ankles and wrists seperating my natural skin color and my self-tanned skin color. So I'm asking for your help! How do I avoid the line on my wrists, when after tanning I have to wash my hands well so my palms don't turn orange? (Which, by the way, this product doesn't do- that was another HUGE issue I had with the St. Tropez one). The soap and water washes the product off my hands, so I get the line! And how  do I avoid the line on my ankles? I usually don't apply self-tanner to my feet because it ends up streaky. Any tips on how to apply it evenly to my feet? Thanks!

That's about it! Overall, I would highly recommend the Loreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Gelee. I have naturally very pale skin, and it's not orangy or unnatural looking on me! You can purchase it at drugstores, Target, and places like that for about $8-$10. I don't think I'll be purchasing high-end self tanners anymore, because the price of the ones I've tried hasn't been worth it for me! I'll stick to the drugstore. :)

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Ruby

Reminder: I post every Wednesday morning at 8. Make sure to check my blog on Wednesdays!