Pucker Up for Fall!


Now that summer is coming to an end I wanted to share my secret tips and tricks to keep your chapped lips at bay!

I always suggest doing a lip scrub for all of your desired lip looks because there is nothing worse than a bold lip with dry, chapped or flakey lips! No matter if you’re on a budget or you just don’t want to spend $50 on a lip scrub you can use my simple DIY ingredients below to get the results you’re looking for- ENJOY & scrub away!

Ingredients & Directions

2 tsp of sugar

½ tsp of honey

¼ tsp of extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp of vitamin E oil

Petroleum jelly or coconut oil (I use petroleum jelly- it’s not as “runny”)

  1. Mix your sugar, honey, olive oil, and petroleum jelly into a thick paste or scrub texture.
  1. Apply the mixture to your lips and gently scrub in a circular motion (I like to set a timer for 3-5 mins).
  1. Remove the mixture with a warm wash cloth only. Try not to scrub your lips as you don’t want your lips to be raw!
  1. Once the product is removed apply a few drops of Vitamin E oil to your fingers and apply it directly to your lips. Wait a few minutes (do not remove Vitamin E oil) and then apply your petroleum jelly or coconut oil for more of a natural approach.

 I hope you all enjoy my recipe and that it is helpful this coming fall! If you have any questions or suggestions please find me on Facebook or Instagram (@rubymakeupacademy)!



Makeup Artists: 3 Ways to Get More Clients


Happy Thursday, amazing Ruby girls and guys! We put together a few tips for all of you starting out,  on how to grow your client list!

  1. Network on social media and the internet! Make sure you create pages on the top social media sites to keep you connected to this fast paced world. Updated your pages regularly and tag cosmetic companies. Use hashtags as well, you never know who is looking up #makeupartist!
  2. Hand out business cards at wedding shops! It never hurts to have cards available for brides and ladies shopping for formal wear!
  3. Network with wedding planners! They have a constant flow of brides coming through their email asking for references. Offer the wedding planners a trial so they can see your work and feel confident in recommending you to everyone else!

Do you have any tips for networking? We would love to hear them!