August Favorites: Beauty and Life

As promised, here is my favorite products for the month of August. I haven’t tried as many new beauty products this month so the list is short.  If you missed my July favorites, click here.

First, that pretty blue book under my new Kindle is my school agenda. Starting a new semester is always so refreshing. I’ve also really enjoyed taking the shuttle in between my two campuses. It makes me feel like I’m in high school again.

Also, I’ve been obsessed with layering bracelets this month. I love what it does to my outfits. I’ve done a post on layering bracelets and mixing metals, click here to read it.

My favorite lip gloss for the month has been Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten. It looks good with any outfit I’m wearing and any makeup look. The shade reminds me a lot of the NARS Orgasm color. Have you tried either?

The last thing in my August favorites is my Kindle! I just bought it yesterday and I have not been able to put it down.

I know, I know. It is really silly of me to add my Kindle to my August favorites when I’ve had it for only two days…. but seriously this thing is magic. The Kindle reminds me of a line from the movie Thor, “Your ancestors called it magic but you call it science. I come from a land where they are one in the same.

Would you guys like me to do a review of the Kindle on my lifestyle channel, rebeccarambles?

Kindness is the best accessory,

Today’s Video: Get Your Freak On! 15 Weird Facts Tag

Thank you Whitney for tagging me to do this video. It had some really interesting questions!

If any of you have done this tag, put the video in the comments below.

1) What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
2) What’s a weird habit of yours?
3) Do you have any weird phobias?
4) What’s song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
5) What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
6) What’s one of your nervous habits?
7) What side of the bed do you sleep on?
8) What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?
9) What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks?
10) What is the beauty rule you preach but never practice? 
11) Which way do you face in the shower?
12) Do you have any weird body skills?
13) What is your favorite comfort food/food that is bad for you but you love to eat anyway?
14) What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
15) Time to sleep – what are you actually wearing?

Kindness is the best accessory,

P.S. I got a Kindle! Which is why I was MIA yesterday. I’ve been reading nonstop!

Q&A with Ashley Greene!

Today is the last day to get in entries to win Ashley Greene’s Favorites! Read her Q&A about Fall above and click here for a rule refresher on how to win. Good luck! Winners will be announced tomorrow.

Kindness is the best accessory,

Today’s Video: DIY Tinted Brow Gel

I was finally able to put up this do it yourself! It has been requested so much since I mentioned it in My Travel Makeup Bag video. I’m sorry some of the instructions got cut off. I’ll list the steps in detail below.

For more do it yourself videos, check out my playlist.

You will need:
Some sort of small container
Blow dryer (if the container is not microwave safe)
Eye shadow
Some sort of thick waxy-like consistency (I used the mark. Big Fix)
Eyeshadow (I used the Naked Palette from Urban Decay)
Something to stir with


After you gather all of the ingredients, scratch a small amount of eyeshadow into the bottom of the container. There is no exact measurements. Then combine the wax like substance on top of the eyeshadow and either microwave the container (if it is microwave safe) or use a blow dryer to melt the product.

If you use a blow dryer, then put the container on a flat surface and aim the blow dryer directly down on top of it when heating up the product. If you are at an angle then the eyeshadow may blow away.

Then once you get the right pre-portions you can mix the eyeshadow and waxy substance together. The last step is to put the container in the freezer for half an hour to an hour and then it will harden into the right consistency.

To use the product, just put it on your eyebrows using an angled eye brush and then blend everything together with a brow brush or eyelash comb.

If it isn’t pigmented enough you can re-melt the product and add more eyeshadow, stir, and re-freeze until you get the pigmentation you like.

Let me know if you try out this tutorial! I hope it was helpful to some of you. 

Kindness is the best accessory,

Meet My Best Friend!

Today I wanted to put spotlight on my best friend, Marie. She has been my best friend since I was in second grade (8 years old), so she has been one of the most important people in my life for 14 years.

Even though at times our lives can get pretty hectic, we always make time for each other. I love her more then I can even express.

Who is your best friend? Share the love in the comments below. 

Kindness is the best accessory,




P.S. Hear about what I did on my Birthday here.