huzzah!

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

Our Brave is 10! What a whirlwind few days as we had originally planned to head to SF to celebrate, but plans changed, so in 24 hours Ben and I put together a Harry Potter full day adventure. It was quite the production, but her constant smile made it well worth it. So I dropped off the blogging planet after Wednesday due to that.

Since we were supposed to go out of town, Ben has a week off! YAY!

Cute Ferragamo slingbacks for a 6.5 foot!

We don’t use the AC at all (we made an exception for Brave’s bday) and oh man we are sweating all the time. lol But we are saving money and energy! :)

I want to make a pretty cake like this.

Ben and I had a huge fight last weekend and it wasn’t until Friday that I could feel my heart softening towards him (I didn’t want to let my selfishness win and praying I see Christ as better than all). Marriage is great, but it ain’t easy.

Love my Everlane day heels and wide leg pant. See it here.

Got this blush and loving it so far.

I see all this hubaloo about Glossier, can someone who’s not trying to sell it, but uses it, tell me what’s so fabulous about it (besides the pink bubble zip bag)? I want to place an order just for that bag.

If you need a wedding planner, I highly recommend Ah, Love Events.

Found this amazing antique Edwardian blouse when I was out sourcing this morning. It’s so pretty! Rawson has many similar and lovely styles if antique blouses make your heart pitter patter too.

Stay cool friends!

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12 Responses to “huzzah!”

  1. Jessica says:

    In my opinion, many Glossier products are overpriced for what they are. But the truth is, beauty products, in general, are overpriced for what they are. Yes, they are pricier than drugstore. But they’re not exactly Sephora-level either.
    If you are looking for a gentle, moisturizing face wash with a generous portion size and nice packaging, the Milky Jelly Cleanser is something to look into. Be cautious if you’re sensitive to rosewater, and you definitely have to double cleanse with an oil/balm before you use this to get your makeup off.
    The Boy Brow is my holy grail eyebrow product, but I have naturally thick, dark brows and do not like the Instagram brows trend. Definitely worth the hype IF you already have fuller eyebrows or prefer a natural look. Highly recommend.
    The Cloud Paint blush (I have the color Haze) is the easiest cream blush I have ever used. And it’s matte (but not drying or chalky like some powder blushes.)
    I have the Balm Dot Com in the cherry flavor. It’s nice, delicious, and adds a pretty red tint. Cute packaging and generous size. But it’s not “blow your mind” amazing. I’ll keep using it because it was a gift, but honestly, my Nivea tinted chapstick does many of the same things.
    I tried a sample of the primer, and I was not a fan. Colourpop’s blotted lipsticks are a great dupe for Glossier’s Generation G lipsticks, so I wouldn’t waste the money.
    The skin tint has… no pigment or noticeable difference on your skin. Pass.
    In regards to skincare, I’ve heard great things about their serums. But you can purchase similar serums from The Ordinary or a Korean skincare brand for cheaper. Same with their face masks. Not worth the pricetag when there are so many Korean roadshop options from Amazon.
    I can’t attest to their new Wowder personally, but I’ve heard that it’s a wonderful, non-drying, setting powder. Just don’t buy the brush because it’s not worth the extra money.

  2. Erin lucy says:

    I’m so torn by glossier. I haven’t tried any of their products but I’ve been completely sucked in by their marketing. At the moment their products aren’t available in Australia (which is probably a good thing for my wallet!) but I’d love to hear an unbiased review of their stuff!!

  3. janis higuera says:

    hi ruby! i love wide leg pants too! got any suggestions on some good shops? i have a hard time finding some.

  4. Frédérique says:

    BoyBrow is really good, haven’t tried anything else yet!

  5. Tang says:

    I just tried Glossier’s Gen G matte lip colour, concealer and the boy brow. I think if you like your natural look and just want to slightly enhance it then it’s a great brand for you. To be honest, nothing blew me away, but I do like using the products. At first I was disappointed with the boy brow because I have some empty brow spots that need filling in and it didn’t do that for me, but then I gave it another shot and found that I do like the natural but slightly enhanced look! The concealer works well too. Everything is very buildable but more for a natural look. AND I have to say their customer service is amazing. I emailed them and they were more than great if you’re not happy with something. I say give it a try if it peaks your interest and if it’s a disappointment they are more than accommodating when you contact them!

  6. Allison paul says:

    I se a ton of glossier products! Skin tint, boy brow, the blush, moisturizer, milky jelly, the concealed, the lipsticks, the masks, and I just received the powder this week! I love it because it is so easy to use and it doesn’t aggravate my extremely sensitive skin. I find it pretty affordable for the quality. And an inside tip, you can buy the pouches on their own! In a three pack.

  7. Nguyen says:

    I think you would like the boy brow, cloud paint (which is a cream blush), and maybe the generation g. IMO Glossier does a good job of catering to those of us who like ease of use in products. I never wore makeup until I graduated college and like to keep things pared down, so those basic products make me look put together without having any knowledge of makeup application.

  8. Frédérique says:

    Just reread that: you never use the AC!!! Impressive! I don’t think I could:)

    • Rubyellen says:

      I know! My hands and feet feel swollen cause of the heat. lol Ben is trying to do some tweaking in our budget, and he’s in a big save where we can mentality.

  9. cgw says:

    I ordered a Glossier lipstick thingy (sort of lipstick but also sort of sheer, but not really -I’m not terribly well versed in make-up speak). Anyway, the pink bubble bag was cute, but not anything super special. I liked that it kept my lips moist and the color wasn’t too opaque, just the right amount of color vs. transparency (I’m a teacher and like a hint of color in the classroom but I don’t want to look like I’m on the stage). Anyway, the only thing that disappointed me was that the lipstick (the actual color/pigment) broke from its base. I tried to melt the bottom and stick it back onto the base but it didn’t work. So now I can’t use the lipstick because I don’t really have the time to hold it with my fingers and put it on my lips, then go put it away and wash my hands.

  10. helen says:

    i just saw this. thank you for the shout out! i love you so! thank you for encouraging me every step of the way and delegating my first wedding to coordinate 5 years ago! <3

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