Time for Cuteness

While I contemplate what to write about next, I wanted to share with y'all the youtube video that I've been watching obsessively. Seriously. Adorable. Otters. 

Biz Ruby Goddess 

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Bonjour Y'All!

Salut mes amies! Aujourd'hui est la Fête Nationale en France. Oui, je parle français. 

Hey friends! Today is the National Holiday of France, also known as Bastille day. Today marks the 130th year since the start of the French Revolution. In honor of Bastille day I wanna take a look at some gorgeous French femmes of the past and present. 

Coco Chanel, Fashion Designer

Bridget Bardot, Model/Actress

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, First Lady of France/Model

Audrey Tautou, Actress 

Vanessa Paradis, Singer/Model/Actress/Johnny Depp's Baby Mama

Enjoy the rest of you evening. Biz, Ruby Goddess. 

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Kristen Stewart Goes Red!

While I may be the only female in my age group that detests dislikes Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, or the idea of vampires that sparkle, but I must say red looks good on Stewart. Which may lead to me liking her style a little more. 

I think the red does wonders for her complexion, livening it up and making her look much more healthy than what the dark Joan Jett look did. Plus I love the subtle smokey-ness in the outer corners of her eyes, definitely gonna do a look based off that. What do you all think of her new look?

Ruby Goddess

Hello Cyberspace!

Hey Readers! I'm back after a long break due to the fact that I forgot my password to get on and school. I'm excited to get back to writing new posts. I'd love to hear from you with any ideas or questions that you want to talk about or answered. 

Ruby Goddess.

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License to Thrill: I Wanna be a Bond Girl

I grew up in a house with two stepbrothers, which I was right in between age wise, and a retired US Air Force Lt. Colonel as my step dad. Needless to say we watched a lot of all of the James Bond movies (and war movies and my personal favorites Indiana Jones) when we had pizza night. I grew into the awkward teenage years looking at these gorgeous, cultured, and frankly the sexiest women to play in action movies. 

My Favorite Bond Girls:

Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder in Dr. No)


Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love)


Claudine Auger (Dominique "Domino" Derval in Thunderball)

Jane Seymour (Solitaire in Live and Let Die)

What do all of these women have in common, besides making James Bond fall for them? They're all so effortlessly sexy. Keep reading for a few simple ways to turn yourself into your own version of a Bond girl. 

Touch Me Hair: 
The hair is super simple, all you need is a set of velcro rollers and a hair dryer to set the style. Or if you need some extra help (like my super fine hair) feel free to use a mouse or a root lifter or whatever works for you. 
  • Roll 3 inch sections of your hair up into the rollers, and pin them as close to your scalp as possible with roller pins or clips or even bobby pins. 
  • Once you're all rolled up pick up the hair dryer and set on the warm or hot setting and blast the rollers with that air for about 5 to 6 minutes. 
  • Once you've blasted them with the hot, you can blast with the cold setting for the same amount of time or if you have the time, let them cool naturally. 
  • Pull out your rollers and hold your head upside down and finger comb. 
  • Flip your head back up right and tease around the crown. Just remember, these ladies' never had the "Bump-It" look. Keep it natural, not Snookie

Come Hither Eyes: 
Keeping the idea of effortlessly sexy, you want to keep them kinda big and doe like. Grab an eyeshadow palette that is pretty close to your skin tone with a contour and a highlight shade, a liquid eyeliner (black, brown, plum, navy, slate gray perhaps), mascara and either a strip or individual false lashes
  • If you have oily lids or just really want your shadows to stay put, blend a touch of either a makeup primer or even some concealer works in a pinch. Use a regular shaped eyeshadow brush and cover you eyelid with the shadow that is closest to your skin tone. 
  • Next pick up a rounded crease brush or a softer eyeshadow brush and use the contour shade in your crease, blending really well. Take the highlight shade and add it to the brow bone and blending down. You can also put it into the inner corner to make close eyes look farther apart and also to "wake up" the eye area. 
  • Here you need a steady hand and a good brush for a liquid liner. Sonia Kashuk makes a great one for Target (if you can find it, its always out when I go). Using a liquid liner draw a line that starts thin on the inner corner and getting thicker as you reach the other corner and flicking the liner up outside the corner. Tip Time!! Imagine a continuation of your lower lash line and follow that for the perfect cat eye flick. 
  • Brush on some mascara and place your false lashes (individual or the outer portion of a strip of falsies) on the outer corner. You can go for length or for volume, or even both. Now bat those lashes. 
Licensed to Kiss: 
Bond girls have full lips in a nude or very similar color to their natural lip color. The idea is to make your lips look natural, but even better. Try to avoid smoking cigarettes or anything that causes your mouth to pucker (drinking through straws) as they can add lines around your mouth, making you look older than what you really are. 
  • Swipe on a hydrating but non sticky lip balm. And line your lips with either a nude or a matching lip liner. You can always line just outside your natural lip line to make your lips appear fuller. Carefully swipe on your lipstick of choice (or use a lip brush for a more precise application). Add a drop of a matching or clear lip gloss on the middle part of your lower lip for a fuller, more kissable look (minus the pain of injections). 
Dressing the Part
Try a red or a coral colored dress which attracts guys on a subconscious level. You could always invest in some deliciously touchable fabrics, like silk or cashmere, or even a soft knit sweater dress. Try to avoid a lot of pink or teal, since this tends to read kinda Barbie doll. Put on your highest heels that you can walk or dance comfortably in. For added comfort when standing or dancing for a long time, use pads at the balls of your feet and with them you can dance all night long! 

Now practice your strut and a come hither gaze and soon every Bond wannabe will be trying to get your attention.

Ruby Goddess

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42 Question: Get to know me!

Greetings bloggers! Welcome to my blog! I'm trying this as an outlet for my creativity that my studies won't allow me to have. As a self taught, aside from a little practice for extravagant stage makeup, and after much frustration decided to start my own blog after finding very few and far between for pale girls like myself. I love the ones I've found and read them more often than I do the news. Here's the first step toward being creative. Wish me luck!

1. How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice, but sometimes less depending on how dry my skin gets.
2. What type of skin do you have? Very dry and sensitive.
3. Current face wash? Cetaphil's Gentle Cleanser.
4. Do you exfoliate? Not often, my skin tends to flare up and it hurts like hell after.
5. What brand do you use? I usually add a pinch of oats to my face wash or some honey (bonus: it makes a great mask too!)
6. What moisturizer do you use? I switch between Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream during fall and winter and then I switch to St. Ives Collagen Elastin facial moisturizer since its lighter and never feels oily when its hot during spring and summer
7. Do you have freckles? Yes, and I adore them!
8. Do you use an eye cream? Nope, I don't need to yet. Knock on wood.
9. Are you acne prone? I get one every once and a while, its usually due to stress.
10. Did you ever have to use Pro Active? Nope, I would borrow the spot treatment from my brother for my random flare ups.
11. What foundation do you use? I use Almay's foundation that recognizes your skin's coloring. The name is escaping me. I also use L'Oreal True Match in Alabaster (the palest in the cool undertones).
12. Which concealer? I use a combination of the palest concealer in a pot from NYX and a "light" (which is dark on me) concealer stick from Maybelline.
13. Your undertones? Cools
14. What are your thoughts on false eyelashes? I love, love, love them. I wear them every weekend when I go out with my girls. I even had to fix my friend's falsies the other night. I'm hoping its because I carry lash glue in my makeup bag on weekends instead of just being a picky person.
15. Do you change your mascara every three months? Yea, mostly because by the time three months comes around, I've fully made up my mind if I'll buy that one again.
16. What brand of mascara do you use? Right now I'm using Smashbox Lash DNA, not really liking it, thank god it came in my stocking as a sample from my mum.
17. Sephora or Mac? I've never been to a Mac counter or store, sigh, so as a default I'm gonna have to go with Sephora.
18. Do you have a Mac pro card? I wish, course I'd be broke from it.
19. What tools do you use in your application? I hate using my fingers or touching my face with them. I'm a strong believer of brushes. I've been using Eco Tools brushes for a bit and they feel awesome. I can't manage a foundation brush, I just get streaks, I just use one of those little sponges that I can throw away when I'm done.
20. Do you use a primer for the eye? Not a primer per se. Its actually the liquid version of Stila's fabulous color Kitten.
21. What about for the face? I use Smashbox Color Correcting Primer in green to combat the ever present redness in my skin.
22. What is your favorite eyeshadow? Color or Shade? I like wearing earthy tones with a pop of color in the outer corner. Right now I'm a big fan of purples there, I tried a green there, not so much. Course when I go out with my girls, I'm all for color!
23. Pencil or liquid? Neither, I'm a gel liner kind of girl. I do like laying down a base line to follow with a sharp pencil though.
24. How often do you poke yourself in the eye with eyeliner? I don't even really recall a time aside when I first started wearing eyeliner in high school.
25. Thoughts on pigments? I like the color payoff and when they are done right, they look beautiful. But making them look right can be messy.
26. What about mineral makeup? I do you a finishing veil to set all my face makeup, never tried the rest.
27. Favorite lipstick? I haven't found one yet, I am looking for one that looks like my lips but better.
28. Favorite lip gloss? I love the Buxom Babes, especially Bambi and Ginger.
29. Favorite blush? I like NARS Orgasm, the name is what originally drew me to it, but the color has kept me. It looks super natural on me, not too pink or really anything.
30. Have you ever bought makeup on Ebay? To be honest, I don't know how to work Ebay at all. Plus I'd get too anxious trying to win all the time.
31. Do you like drugstore makeup? For the most part, some of its hit and miss. I cannot stand Cover Girl (love the song and RuPaul!) because the makeup has poor color payoff, plus the foundations are always off on me.
32. Do you go to Cosmetic Company Outlet? Oh how I wish I knew where one is.
33. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? I took a class in middle school for stage makeup for a class. I can now do body makeup and I can contour and highlight like its no one's business.
34. Are you clumsy at putting make up on? I used to be, but it went away with a bunch of practice.
35. Name a makeup crime you can't stand? Fake tanning, I don't understand how frying your skin is fashionable. I for one don't want to look like my Michael Kors purse by the time I'm 30.
36. Do you prefer neutrals or colors? Each has a place in my beauty routine. but in some places the bright colors need to be kept away.
37. Which celebrity do you think has flawless makeup? Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester. She always looks so chic and put together.
38. Pick the one product that can leave the house wearing, and only one. I can't leave without some form of chapstick or lip balm.
39. Can you leave the house without makeup? I do many days when I go to university. I have too much to do for school than to bother with makeup. Besides, I'm sure my calculus book cares that I look pretty for it. :)
40. Do you think you look good without makeup? My boyfriend thinks I do and I don't mind it. I do wish my lashes weren't so light, that way I wouldn't feel the need to constantly wear mascara.
41. What do you think, in your opinion is the best make up line? I've only tried bits and pieces of multiple lines so I haven't really had a chance to really decide. I can safely say thought its not gonna be Cover Girl.
42. What do you think of makeup? I think of it as a form of self expression. It should be used to enhance the beauty that you already have, such as full lips or a set of gorgeous eyes.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know  me. Check back for more about me and my love for extravagant makeup.

Ruby Goddess 

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Meet Me!

I'm a college student who thrives through make up to make my own statement. I love my cat and keep an eye out for her working the camera as my biggest cheerleader


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