Minimal Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

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Welcome to a tutorial on my favorite way to do my makeup for he holidays! I am a bit of a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I like my own skin, so I don’t need to put a ton of foundation or anything on top. My main focus is my eyes and I do a soft, red lipgloss for some extra glamour. I also want to keep it subtle with my eyes, so I don’t go crazy on the shadow. Just enough to feel glittery for the holidays! Lets get into it!Read More »

Christmas Spirit. . .

I wanted to give you a little taste of what I have been working on lately. To be honest, I am actually not feeling my usually SUPER CHRISTMASY self. For some reason I haven’t been jamming to the usual amount of Christmas music, or been wrapped up in super fun Christmas stuff all that much. That is, until this week. I know, a little late. Most people are like, “psh, I got my Christmas shopping done weeks ago!” *flips hair* I am one of those people who waits till literally the last minute. *shrugs* Yeah, not super convenient. LOL! Our family celebrates Christmas a little different than the average person, but we do have our fun traditions that we do! I am looking forward to the next few days of fun and then the parties! I am also excited to put together some outfits and makeup!

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Ruffles and Grace Last Minute Gifts!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that I am running a last minute Christmas sale right now!

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20% off everything with the coupon code HOLIDAYS. Everything except made to order items guaranteed by Christmas if ordered by midnight December 22nd. Custom made gift certificate also available! Just comment or shoot me an email. If you leave me a message along with your purchase, I will even wrap it for you! Even if you don’t purchase from me, I would strongly encourage you to support any handmade business this holiday season!

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Easy Handmade Christmas Gift Guide

Merry Christmas Everyone! The days are counting down and I just realized how little time there is until Christmas! Yikes! That time flew by fast! Because of the lack of time, I decided to pick some really easy DIY’s and tutorials for you so that you would be able to have them done in time in case you decide to try some of these! I have made nearly all of them at one time or another, so I can attest to the fact that they are quick and relatively easy to create!

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Black Friday Shopping Links

Hello everyone! If you are at all like me, the idea of going out to go shopping on Black Friday scares the living daylights out of you. Too many people, too much traffic, to many long lines. I always shop from home on Black Friday and I thought I would share with you some of my favorite items/websites that are running sales! Enjoy the linky love!

Pura vida Bracelets

This site has some gorgeous bohemian bracelets, and if you are like me, you are going to drool over them! Okay, not really, but they are gorgeous! I just want to wear them all! These are my favorites! click on the pictures to go to the page you can purchase them! I love the last one!

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Hair Tutorial and a Reaction Video!

Hello lovelies! I have not one, but TWO video offerings for you today! I had a lot of fun working on these projects and they took me a lot longer to complete than I expected, but I hope you enjoy them! If you like what you saw, be sure to subscribe to both of my youtube channels so you can see when I post new stuff!

First is an easy hair tutorial that I hope you love!

Second, I filmed a reaction video of my first time listening to one of my favorite artists Christmas Album for the year! They are officially playing Christmas music in all the stores now and Thanksgiving is only a week away! What is up with that?! I feel like this month just FLEW by!

 

What did you think of the videos? Would you try the hairstyle?

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

The Making of. . . My Christmas Dress Part 3

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Here it is!!! I am so thrilled with how this dress turned out! I cannot even begin to tell you! So, my two best photographers were out of commission, one wasn’t feeling well, and the other was scrambling last minute to figure out what she wanted to wear to the Christmas party. So I had to train a photographer while taking these photos, and there was a fair amount of editing involved. So I apologize for the not so perfect pictures. Smile

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Every detail of this dress just makes me so happy. The princess seams, the ruffled waistline. OF course those sleeves and the lace trim!

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And that Peter Pan Collar of Lace made from a vintage doily. So many of my favorite things. Peter Pan Collar, Lace, Vintage, (cue the music) “These are a few of my favorite things!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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I am also quite proud of the fact that my jewelry matched today!!! Being on a budget and picking up things here and there at thrift stores and flea markets does not make for a perfect, matchy matchy polished look. Smile But I found three pieces that went together. I just bought this necklace recently for $1!! Score! And these earrings are my all time faves! Actual Antique finds!

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Now, I would have loved to have just the perfect pair of heels to go with this dress but alas, it was not to be. I had planned to wear my heeled oxfords, but the light tan leather just clashed with the black tights and dark color of the dress. I tried tying it in with a matching belt, but it still didn’t work. . . I kid you not, I tried literally 7 pairs of shoes on. (some of my moms and sisters) but none worked. Then I couldn’t find these black flats which were a last resort. I was getting frustrated and finally offered to pay anyone who found them. “Reward Offered HERE!” My 12 year old brother happened to find them RIGHT WHERE I HAD BEEN LOOKING!!!!! (smacks forehead with hand) Can I just bury my head in the sand a moment?

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My Hair was a style I did a tutorial on here. I really love the soft look.

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EEK! I just can’t get over the lace everyone! So in love!

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Zipper detail in the back.

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SIgh, those sleeves turned out just like I always dreamed!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Made by Me

Tights: borrowed from Mom

Jewelry: Thrifted from various places

 

I am just so happy with the way this dress turned out! I cannot begin to tell you how much of a special lady I felt like wearing it! Can someone time travel me to the beginning of the 20’th century please? I hope I didn’t rave to much. It is just when a project you have dreamed about doing for so long meets your expectations. You are over the moon! Or, at least I am. And I have to admit, I have had my fair share of sewing oops and mistakes, so when this turned out so perfect, I was so happy. Even with the few hiccups I had along the way.

 

Did you wear anything special for Christmas?

May the Lord bless you all richly as we come to the close of this year and the start of the new!

By HIs Grace,

Victoria