Thursday, 30 August 2012

My New Zealand Accent TAG ❤

Hey Dolls,

Just a quick update to let you all know that I have uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel beautybyrubielee

It was my first time filming a TAG video so I was a little nervous, but let me know what you think in the comments below and if you haven't already make sure you subscribe :)


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Editorial Make-up

Hey Dolls,

Today i have a tutorial for you all inspired by the photo below, on the right is a colour editorial make-up from Elle Russia magazine, which i have used as inspiration to create my look on the left..

My step by step guide on how you can acheieve this look at home..

Prep + Prime
Ok so the first thing you want to do is use either a moisturiser or a primer to prep your skin. Im using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. You'll want to make sure you have a nice smooth lips so be sure to prep your lips with a lip conditioner too, im using lucas pawpaw.
Im going to apply a concealer that matches my model's skin colour to cover any blemishes and areas of redness on her face some people prefer to apply concealer after foundation and some before, I think its really down to personal preference and what works best for you. My model provided her own foundation for this look (Elizabeth Arden) so im going to apply this all over my model's face using a flat top foundation brush and then set the foundation using a white transcluent face powder, to create a matte finish.
I'm using my coastal scents 88 original palette for this look, im going to take a teal blue-green eyeshadow and apply it all over both lids.
This particular look is quite strong so I wanted to make sure to emphasise the eyebrows. I added a dark brown eyeshadow to fill them in and followed the natural shape of the brows. 
The eyelashes Im using are ones I ordered off ebay, if anyones interested leave a comment below and I can add the link to the seller. For this look i recommend using high impact, dramatic lashes. To achieve the pink accents on the sides I used a hot pink lipstick and painted it on ;)


Take a thin eye liner brush and apply a gel liner or liquid (whichever you prefer along) the base of the top lashline of both eyes and along the lower lashline then apply a black pencil liner in your waterline. I've used MAC 'Blacktrack Fluidline'.
For this look i've used a muted pink blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Using a shimmery highlighting powder, like MAC's 'Soft and Gentle' highlight the cupids bow then apply a hot pink lip colour to the lips. Apply a highlighting powder to the middle of the bottom lip and finish with a coat of clear gloss.
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial.


Monday, 27 August 2012

Mani Monday

Hey Dolls,

Welcome to Mani Monday.. My nails of the day..

OPI Divine Swine (Muppets Collection)
OPI Crown Me Already (Miss Universe Collection)

I am such a fan of glitter nail polishes, the only downside being they are soo difficult to remove!!

For this look, I have applied 3-4 coats of OPI Divine Swine on four of my nails and 3-4 coats of OPI Crown Me Already on my pinky.. It gives such a great contrast and I love it!

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think..


Aveeno Active Naturals

SWEAR BY AVEENO PRODUCTS, because they contain natural ingredients with real skin care benefits giving you healthier-looking, beautiful skin. These are my three favourite Aveeno products that i use everyday and just a little bit about them ..

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream

This stuff is non-greasy and fragrance free, it protects and moisturizes skin for 24 hours and even lasts through hand washing which is such a bonus! RRP $10.99NZD

Aveeno Advanced Care Moisturizing Cream  

I use this moisturiser on my face and its perfect for sensitive skin its specially formulated so that the Triple Oat formula, soothes and provides extra moisture for extra dry skin, while Ceramides help enhance the skin's ability to retain moisture. RRP $21.00NZD

Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion

This one is great as an all over body moisturiser, it's fragrance free, non-greasy, noncomedogenic and so moisturising. RRP $17.91NZD


Sunday, 26 August 2012


Hey Dolls,

Just a quick announcement.. I have FACEBOOK!

I would really appreciate it if you could all take the time to follow the link below and click 'LIKE'

And I'll see you all there..



Hey Dolls,

This is a picture of me and my gorgeous sister Riley.. At only 3 years old she is already a make up artist in the making..

Today im going to do a 'Face of the Day' post for you all on this look and I'll post the products used below, Enjoy!

Prep + Prime

Aveeno Advanced Care Moisturizing Cream 


Revlon Colorstay 220 Natural Beige
Minifies Concealer NB1
Minifies White Transcluent Powder


MAC Soft & Gentle MSF


Coastal Scents Warm Palette
- Light Mink Brown
- Dark Brown
Paris Berlin Black Mascara


Lucas PawPaw
Kryolan Lip Colour LF404


Saturday, 25 August 2012

'Blog' along with me..

Hey Dolls,

Here in New Zealand summer is fast approaching and this year I want to make sure I am bikini ready! I've been thinking about starting a Vlog channel and to kick it off I thought I would start with a '30 day get fit for summer challenge'  I'll be showing you what I eat, how I workout and my journey from flab to ABS!

There are 30 days in September, April, June and November.. So i figure the best time to start is the 1st of SEPTEMBER. 

The Kardashian sisters have such fab figures and with their pictures sprawled all over magazines they definitely inspire me to get in shape. One of my most favourite ways to keep fit is running.. I do have a gym membership but sometimes I just prefer to get outside and workout or pull out my yoga mat at home..

Of course losing weight is 80% diet, I usually watch what I eat anyway because I find that what I eat effects how I feel but that doesn't stop me from indulging in takeaways and chocolate every now and then. So maybe just a few adjustments with better snacks and smaller portion sizes will help me on my way to success! 

I'm going to set myself a goal to lose between 3 kg - 4 kg in 30 days.. That's about 1 kg a week.
(6.6 pounds - 8.8 pounds)

I will upload daily blog posts on my progress, tips, eating habits etc..

So subscribe and join me while I get bikini ready for summer..


Friday, 24 August 2012

Prep + Prime

Hey Dolls,

Today im going to do a blog post on the products i use to "Prep + Prime" my skin..

Aveeno Advanced Care Moisturizing Cream

I capital LOVE Aveeno products and this moisturiser is my absolute fave from there range. I use it twice a day, everyday and i cannot live without it. I tend to have sensitive-dry skin so this is ideal as it claims to sooth and provide extra moisture for extra dry skin, while the added Ceramides help enhance the skin's ability to retain moisture and normalise the condition of my skin. I recommend this product to anyone suffering from exzcema.

Hourglass Veil Primer

This primer is amazing, its described as a mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin, minimizes shine, and creates a smooth canvas for flawless makeup application. It absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften skin imperfections and fine lines. The thing i most love about this primer is that it doesnt contain any:

- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes 
- Phthalates

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

Paint pots are awesome, they can be used as primers, as a base, or as cream eyeshadows. I use this product as a primer for my eyes before i apply eyeshadow to help it stay fresh all day or all night. I just recently bought this and so far its proven to be very handy. I love the colour as its really neutral and suits almost any skin tone. Im thinking about buying another one maybe in blackground or imaginary to use as a base for a smokey eye look.

Lip Balms & Scrubs

Lush have a range of lip scrubs that come in 3 irrestible flavours Bubblegum, Mint Julips and Sweet Lips. Combine the exfoliating sugar granules with a moisturising lip balm and your lips will be left soft and prepped perfectly for lipstick or gloss.

As well as the products listed above i believe that a good skincare routine plays a vital role in prepping and priming your skin.

I'd love to hear what your favourite skincare products are, leave me a comment below.


Thursday, 23 August 2012

Get ready with beautybyrubielee ❤

Hey Dolls,

I've just uploaded my first vid to youtube.. 'Get ready with beautybyrubielee ❤'

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think..


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Get Your Tweet On!

Hey Dolls,

Just a quick little post to announce that..

I have made a twitter account! YAY!!

My username is '@rubieleebeauty' and i can't wait to get some followers and start tweeting.. so what are you waiting for? Let's tweet!


Hello Bloggersphere! ❤


Hey Dolls,

Seeing as how this is my first official blog post on my new blog i thought i would start by telling you all a little bit about myself..

I'm Rubie lee (Captain Obvious!)
I'm 18 years young and i am from the beautiful country called New Zealand!

I've recently launched a youtube channel and am planning on hopefully uploading in the next few days, but i also thought it would be a great idea to start a blog that could coincide with my channel so here tis'.
I have a real passion for cosmetics and basically all things beauty related so my channel and blog will be mainly beauty oriented with a few other miscellanous posts and vids thrown into the mix just to spice things up abit.

So make sure you guys follow my blog, subscribe to my channel and i will talk to ya'll soon..