MAC Ruby Woo Holiday Set – From 2014

December 22, 2015

Laast Christmas! I got me a set, of three Ruby Woo lipsticks, they came in a bag. This year, to save me from tears, I’m gonna write and blog about it!

Yes. That was to the tune of Last Christmas by Wham. And I don’t care.

Ruby Woo - Set

So. Ruby Woo by MAC. This is the red lipstick.

Whether you love it or hate it, every obsessed beauty person out there has a tube of Ruby Woo lipstick in their stash. Or at least has heard of it.

And I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Ruby Woo - Lipstick

Originally, I’d only wanted the lipstick.

But MAC was selling a Holiday Keepsake Ruby Woo Collection for the 2014 holiday season. Not sure that they’re doing it again this year.

The set came in a white sparkly pearl encrusted baggy whose contents included the iconic red lipstick, a lip pencil and a lipgloss.

Ruby Woo - Set 3

The price of the set was around $39, compared to the price of the lipstick by itself which is $17…

Soo… sold!

The Ruby Woo Lipstick

Ruby Woo - Lipstick 2

This is a bright red lipstick with a cool, blue undertone and a super matte finish.

It’s taken me a long time to warm up to the Ruby Woo lipstick. It’s hard to wear. You have to prep your lips first by exfoliating and moisturizing before applying. Which is like, two more steps to add to my routine.

And it feels uncomfortable and drying after an hour.

On the positive side, it is richly pigmented and is long lasting, weathering cup after cup of tea.

It’s nice. But not worth all the hype, I think.

The Ruby Woo Lip Pencil:

Ruby Woo - Lip Pencil

This is lighter in color than the lipstick. It goes on smoothly, and stays put as any good liner ought to. I’ve worn this on its own and even though it’s on the dry side, it’s great for avoiding getting lipstick on yo’ teef!

This pencil is pretty nifty.

The Ruby Woo Lipgloss:

Ruby Woo - Lipgloss 2

This is a bright, deep red with a sleek plastic glossy finish.  When it’s freshly applied, it looks a tad bit bawdy. But there are circumstances that call for bawdy.

Its thick, sticky texture makes it tricky to apply. One day, I figured it out. Use the lip pencil to line your lips first. Then apply lip gloss. DUH.

Now I’m a fan! And the color stays for about three hours. I even got complimented on it today :)

Swatches & Looks

Ruby Woo - Swatch

Swatches from left to right: Lipliner, Lipstick and Lipgloss.


Using Ruby Woo liner, with lips slightly filled in.



Wearing Ruby Woo lipstick.


Wearing Ruby Woo lipgloss. Like I said… bawdy.

And you, have you tried any of these MAC Ruby Woo products? Which ones did you like?

My Everyday Makeup (Doesn’t Include Foundation)

November 19, 2015

When it comes to putting on makeup in the mornings, there is never enough time!

So when it comes to my everyday makeup look, there are only three things I bother with…

Concealer. Eyebrows. And Lips.

Everyday Makeup

I know what you’re thinking…

What about foundation?

Well, that’s kind of the point of me being a skincare fanatic isn’t it? To have great skin? So I don’t have to bother with foundation?

I mean, I probably should wear foundation. Because I do have plenty of freckles and blemishes.

But on most days, I don’t feel too bothered. I can get out of the house without needing to cover up my imperfections.

EXCEPT. When it comes to my dark under eye circles…

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Todos Organics, Botanically Infused Coconut Oils

November 11, 2015

If you love coconut oil for its all-purpose beauty benefits then you must try Todos Organics!

They make lovely coconut oils infused with essential oils whole botanicals. No synthetic chemicals, no added fragrances (including essential oils), no preservatives and no animal testing. Just all natural, all organic and all good.

Todos Organics coconut oils, sample set III

Todos Organics is a local bath & body brand, based across the bay in Berkeley California. Their products are made by hand, in small batches, and are sourced responsibly.

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