Monday, January 14, 2008


Hi Bellas,

How was your weekend? Hopefully it's not too cold out there in your neck of the woods. I have a few new updates. For one, my laptop is finally fixed, woo hoo! Thankfully my BF is a whiz with computers because I was not looking forward to 1) telling my dad my computer died and having him tell me again how I always break things and 2) paying someone to fix my computer that is only 1 year old. This means that I will be more able to post videos, pics, and blog entries.

I also did a bit of depotting this weekend...the fumes of the burnt plastic were starting to get to me...but I have enough for another Back to MAC product, yay!

I've also been rocking the N Collection these past few days. I really like this nude look...i've been getting quite a few compliments on it...that's a good thing right ;)

So these next few months are going to be busy busy busy! For one, I have a lot of events coming up with my sorority that will have my weekends occupied for the new few months. Let me just clarify, i'm no longer in college...I graduated in 2005 but I'm the Chapter Advisor of my undergrad chapter in case you were wondering. I also have quite a few weddings and baby showers I need to's getting to that time in life ladies! Speaking of which, I can't wait to see 27 dreses :)

I'm also going to be taking a trip in February to Cali, woo hoo! I'm visiting my brother in San Francisco. My parents are also flying in from Orlando and we'll be driving around trying to see different relatives and what not. I can't wait! It's been a while since i've really been to California. Even better since my parents are going so I can eat and sleep for free, ha ha. Maybe I can get to a pro store, cross your fingers! Who knows...I might even run into some of my lovely beauty bloggers ;)

As far as other things I'm looking forward to:
1) Fafi for MAC - 2/13/08, you bet your bottom dollar I'll be all over this new collection! Honestly, the packaging alone makes me drool. However, be aware of all the repromotes in this line...I think i'll focus on the lipsticks/lipglasses/eyeshadow quads/paint pots. A lot of the other items seem like repeats. Oh and myabe a Fafinette bag...we'll see! I have a month to save up, so no more MAC until then! Unless that is...i'm returning for Back to MAC but even then that might be a little too much temptation.

2)Heatherette - 3/27/08. After Fafi i'll have another month and a half to save...keep me on track guys! I can't wait for the hot pink packaging :)

There are a few other collections to look out for (courtesy of Janice from Specktra)
-2/7/08 Slimshine of 7 new colors with 13 being repromoted from the original release of 20 shades...
-2/13/08 Same day as Fafi MAC is releasing their Mineralie Foundation SPF 15 Loose. This should be interesting for all you mineral makeup wearers out there. This may be better for the warmer months ahead. So far I haven't fallen in love with any of the mineralized makeup samples I've ordered. We'll see about this one.
-Strobe - 3/6/08
Strobe Liquid, Strobe Lip Conditioner, 4 Different shades of Tinted Lip Conditioners
-Beauty Powder Blush - 3/13/08
A micronized powder blush with a subtle pearlize pigment, 8 new shades and 2 repromoted brushes.
-Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 - 4/3/08
-Dazzleglass - 5/1/08
-Skinsheen - 5/1/08

In between now and the Fafi collection I have some new ideas for videos and posts...I'm waiting on my train case and flat topped pink brush from Camelia-Rose as well, it should be here any day now, woo hoo!
Here's what to look for:
1) collection video
2) smokey green eye and magenta lip
3) 5 min day makeup
4) 5 min day to night makeup
5) drag makeup
6) blue eyeshadow look
and much much more!

On a more serious note:

Please take a moment to read…I need your help. My boyfriend’s younger sister Victoria, she’s 22 years old, collapsed on Christmas Day at work…she had a seizure and hit her head during the fall. Following this, her brain was without oxygen for a total of 12 minutes. She was rushed to the hospital and has been in a coma ever since. Victoria has still not awoken…we’ve been positive, praying everyday, waiting for her to wake up…but recently she has hit a bump in the road. A few days ago, the doctors attempted to perform a tracheotomy, moving the breathing tube from her mouth to an opening in her neck…that way she could more easily speak when she awoke. However, the tube was inserted incorrectly, causing her lung to collapse, speeding her heart rate and sending her into a high temperature. Since last night her heart rate has been at 190…almost like running a marathon. If you pray to a higher power, please place Victoria in your prayers. My boyfriend Mike has asked me to send this out to my friends because we do believe in the power of prayer and positive energy…thanks again, I’ll keep you guys updated.


Mrs. Lynne said...

Hey sis. I'm sorry to hear about Mike's sister. My heart goes out to everyone and Victoria is definitely in my prayers. Thanks for sharing this and I do hope she wakes up soon :) God bless you guys.

Vanessa said...

Hey sis, sorry to hear about your bf's sister, she is definitely in my prayers...I can't even imagine what you guys are going through, I hope she makes it out ok.

Professor Howdy said...

Solve this riddle if you can:

Find the four letter word
below shown as ****

(Answer at the end
of this comment.)

If I could speak in any
language in heaven or
on earth but didn't ****
others, I would only be
making meaningless noise
like a loud gong or a
clanging cymbal. If I
had the gift of prophecy,
and if I knew all the
mysteries of the future
and knew everything
about everything, but
didn't **** others, what
good would I be? And
if I had the gift of faith
so that I could speak
to a mountain and make
it move, without ****
I would be no good to
anybody. If I gave
everything I have to
the poor and even
sacrificed my body,
I could boast about it;
but if I didn't **** others,
I would be of no value
whatsoever. **** is
patient and kind. ****
is not jealous or boastful
or proud or rude. ****
does not demand its
own way. **** is not
irritable, and it keeps
no record of when it
has been wronged.
It is never glad about
injustice but rejoices
whenever the truth
wins out. **** never
gives up, never loses
faith, is always hopeful,
and endures through
every circumstance.

May You Always
Experience This
Kind Of ****,
Dr. Howdy

P.S. Here's some blogs & videos
that I found of interest as
I negotiated my way through

Every Student
My Blog Video
Religion Comparison
Avoid This Place
Danish Cartoons
Arabic Cartoons
Muhammad or Jesus???
Answering Islam
Is Jesus God?
A Short Look At Six World Religions
God's Word in different languages...
How to become a Christian
Who Is Jesus?
See The Word
Watch The Jesus Movie
Spanish Cartoons
German Cartoons
Chinese Cartoons
Italian Cartoons
Greek Cartoons
Japanese Cartoons
Portuguese Cartoons
Around the Well
French Cartoons
Hindi Cartoons
Russian Cartoons
Little Girl
Get Saved?
You & Sin City
Mysterious Disappearance
Evolution Video
The Departure
You Need To See This
'Thought & Humor'

Tell me sometime what your
thoughts are about all this
and whether you figured
out this riddle or not:O)

Riddle Answer:
**** = Love


My prayers are with you guys and Mike's sister, because you all are her rock right now. I hope she recovers soon and please keep us posted. All of my blog sisters seem like family so my heart really goes out to you.
On a positive note you seem to have some really nice events to look forward to! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Hey Ren. I'm sorry to hear about what happend to Victoria. Your boyfriend's family and Victoria are in my prayers. Are her parents going to file a lawsuit against the hospital for malpractice/ negligence??? I hope she recovers from this and will wake up to see her loving friends and family around her.

Leesah said...

how devastating.. your boyfriends' sister will be in my prayers. I hope she gets better very soon.

yummy411 said...

i'm sorry that you guys are going through a rough time right now. i will add to this circle of prayer and pray for Victoria and her/'your' family!

christianadivine said...

Hey sis. Sorry to hear about Mike's sister. I will definitely keep her in my prayers. Thanks for sharing this, I know sharing personal things like this can be hard, especially over the world wide web. I hope she makes it out fine. :] *Prayers going out to you and yours*

(g)ezebel said...

ah-haaa! found ya. (g)

Lisa said...

sorry to hear about your boyfriend's sister :( will definitely pray for her. Anyway, i linked you on my blog site. I hope you don't mind :)

Fei said...

That's a terrible thing to be going through... Hope all turns out well. :)

Anne said...

i hope your boyfriend's sister will be fine. i'll keep you guys in my prayers too.

Anna said...

sorry about you bf's sister..hope all is well

MakeupByRenRen said...

Hi Guys,

Thank you all for your positive comments, prayers, and thoughts. I wasn't quite sure whether or not I was going to post it...but I know there are good people out there. Like Shawnta blog sisters are really here for me and I can definitely see that from your responses. Right now we're just trying to focus on her getting better...and I know she will. No new updates really...the family remains positive. My BF is going to visit her for MLK weekend again...we live in ATL and she's in New Orleans with his mom. The first time he went for New Years there were no improvements...let's hope he comes home with good news. Thanks again sisters, my love and appreciation goes out to you all.