Ruby Box


We all know that wearing sunscreen especially on your face all year round is one of the most important things in your beauty regime. After attending an event where they chatted about sun damage the collaboration with Ruby Box and Solal Sunscreen couldn’t have come at a better time. Applying sunscreen to your face is so key to avoid serious sun damage to your face. Whether you wear makeup or not make sure its your last step in your beauty routine.  I didn’t even realise that even when its cloudy that your SPF till needs to be applied. Using phones on a daily basis also emits rays so remember what ever skin tone you are get that SPF on. 

Thanks to Ruby Box I got to test out the gorgeous Labello Vanilla Buttercream Lip balm. Not only is it important to look after your skin but its also key to take care of your lips. My pro makeup kit is filled with different lip balms and treatments because  models just don’t take enough care.  I find some lip balms can dry lips out but I was pleasantly surprised with the vanilla buttercream balm. Its super hydrating and actaully keeps my lips feeling really soft and smooth.

Now when you have an 8 year old daughter like me and you receive new goodies to test out you need to hide everything. Well this time I wasn’t so lucky and she got her mitts on one of them and now she is claiming its hers and she really needs it. Luckily I got 2 so we can both have 1 each. She was already applying this morning telling me how much she needs it. Clearly she loves it as much as I do.

I love the gold packaging and I love the subtle scent of the balm that reminds me of a vanilla dessert. The smoothing lip balm is enriched with Shea butter, Avocado oil and Jojoba oil to ensure your lips are feeling moisturized for 12 hours. I have yet to out it to the full day test but so far I am impressed and will add it into my stash of lip balms.

Its perfect to pop in your bag and hydrate on the go. Its colourless so perfect to add that natural hydrated look and keep lips hydrated throughout the day. If you wearing a matt lippie apply the balm before.

It won’t break the bank at R24.99 available at Clicks an Dischem. Definitely worth checking out.

Shahnaz x


If you haven’t already tried Ruby Box then this is a service you need to give a try. So many times we struggle to choose the right product for ourselves or want to try something out first! What I like about the Ruby Box is it matches to what products you are interested in and its at a great price of R119 a month and valued at R200. I received the August Box and in September they will be adding 3 extra samples instead of the usual 5. As well as the trial boxes they also sell beauty products online including a few items from one of my favourite brands Soap and Glory.

So here is what I got in the box:


TLC Wipes: I love these wipes and they are a key part of my make up kit already. They are gentle on the skin and remove make up beautifully and don’t leave your skin feeling really dry.

Concealer Brush: The brush is a great synthetic brush and feels extremly soft on your skin. Brushes can be quite expensive so I like that a brush has been included.

Alila Lipstick: I really like this lipstick its a deep almost cherry red so always a goodie and a great colour for a lot of skin tones. I really like the texture of the lipstick it glides on beautifully and its semi matt. Definitely a great lipstick to have.

Clarins Hydra Quench Cream and Mask: This is a great little tester especially when you are looking to invest in a more expensive brand but are worried to invest a lot of money and then the product isn’t right for you. The cream is for normal to dry skin so if you are like me and get dehydrated this is a great product. The cream contains a combination of hyaluronic acid and katafray bark extract which ensures long lasting hydration. I really like this cream it feels amazing on the skin.

The mask is for dehydrated skin which is me and is great for all skin types as most of us need some moisture on our skin. My skin was left feeling glowing and really smooth.

For September if you have already subscribed you will recieve a gift on top of your samples as well as the 3 extra samples I mentioned earlier. Definitely a fantastic service if you love beauty.

To subscribe click on http://rubybox.co.za/join-rubybox

Hope you enjoyed my post. x