Thursday, April 10, 2008

Updates...from being sick- to being in a minority based sorority- to doing more makeup!

Hi Bellas,

It’s been a crazy week. Sorry for being a bit MIA…I ran out of back up posts lol. As you all know, I had my wedding gig this weekend, Saturday to be exact. All went well…I got a lot of compliments on the makeup. I’ll be doing a more thorough post of what I learned and include pics and all that good stuff in a separate entry.

So like everybody and their mama, I’ve been sick once again. This really isn’t a surprise because I’m always sick…I’d say at least 50% of the time. It started on Friday when I was feeling a little weak…it didn’t help that it was raining the day of the wedding and I was running around without an umbrella, and up from 5am. Sighhhh…I think the whole infusion of pollen has something to do with it as well. I’m recovering now, I think I'm back to suffering from regular old allergies.

This week is another busy one for me. It’s my sorority’s founders week. For those of you who don’t know what it is…it’s a week to celebrate the founding of a chapter with an event each day. Many of the multicultural sororities and fraternities do this, and you have to reserve your week early in advance. This week is especially significant to me because I'm a founding sister of my chapter and this year celebrates our 5 year anniversary. Even though I’ve already graduated, I’m still extremely active with my sorority…it truly is a lifelong commitment. On top of it all, I’m also chapter advisor. The really cool thing about our sorority is that we’re super close to all the chapters in the area…there really is no need to compete since we’re a rather small organization, founded in 1975.

With that said, tonight I’ll be attending Georgia State University’s probate show. For those who aren’t familiar, a probate is a show where members of an orientation class “reveal themselves” to the public. Most often, the new members of a multi-cultural frat or sorority are kept secret and it's a big event to see who ends up joining what organization. The show usually involves costumes, and doing chants and traditions in front of a big group of people…mainly a crowd consisting of multi-cultural greeks. I’ve been requested to do the makeup of our new members in the probate…I gave them two options…if they want the whole shebang, foundation, concealer, primer and makeup…they’d have to pay me a kit fee of $20. This really isn’t bad because there are 4 girls and it ends up being $5 a piece for the use of my product. Of course they picked the free option where I’ll only do eyes, lips, and cheeks, lol. They are responsible for their own foundation and mascara so I don’t have to use my stuff. I’m also rushing to GA state right after I get out of work at 5pm and the show is at 7pm which doesn’t give me a lot of time to do the makeup! Our sorority colors are burgundy and grey…so I’m doing a burgundy and grey smokey eye (lol the newbies get so excited to wear anything with our colors), pink cheeks, and subtle pink lips. It’s easy! I budgeted 20 minutes for the four girls which should definitely give me enough time.

I did a run-through on my roomy last night and so far I think I’m using burnt burgundy pigment, hepcat, and print eyeshadows. I’ll post pics later!

Till then, thanks for hanging in there with me guys. Ciao bellas!

17 comments:

Bliss said...

Get well soon dear :),your life sound so hectic, im sure you can do their makeup easily and beautifully!

Joyce said...

Sounds fun and extremely busy week for you! But... I hope you feel better!

jackeetm said...

Hey Ren Ren...are you an LTA sister?

mina said...

Hope everything goes well tonight!

Vanessa said...

Feel better hon! I am the same way, I am always sick too, I have a weak ass immune system, and my allergies don't help. I love Benadryl but it makes me sleepy...

We are sick sisters! LOL

yummy411 said...

count me in on a sick sister! since i've gotten on zyrtec d, it has cut my sickenss in half! but yeh... i'm a sufferer too. get well soon! ... and you are still busy wow! hey kit fee of $20 for the whole shebang.. i say at least $10 for just eyes lips and cheeks!

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

Keep staying busy ma. Thanks for letting us know. Glad to hear everything went well with the wedding and I hope you feel better soon.

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Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

glad to hear the wedding was a hit. can't wait for the pictures. have fun this weekend with your sorority thingy thang. :)

i get sick alot too. LUCKILY i'm not sick... yet. *crosses finger* but get well soon!

mandilicious said...

Congratulations with everything!..You're really on your way "there"..on the other hand, i hope you feel better!..i miss your videos!

mayaari said...

glad to hear the wedding stuff went well :) hope you feel better soon girlie!

Victoria said...

get well soon :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

bliss: yup life is crazy but it'll be more calm soon...thank goodness!

joyce: lol thanks hon, good thing for meds!

jackeetm: yup, how did you know?

mina: thanks sweety! it went really well, i'll post pics soon!

vanessa: oh yes we are sick sisters...i took a benadryl last night and i was knocked outtttt

yummy: hey chica...they ended up giving me $10 each without me asking...you're psychic!

mrs. lynne: thanks sis! i feel such a load off now that everything is over...now i have time to RELAX

chris: it was fun...had crazy allergies...but it was fun...i'll have pics up soon!

spankedelic: sure, i'll check it out!

mandi: thanks sweety, i'm trying!

Ethereal Prey said...

Damn girl you are busy! don't work too hard, glad to hear you're feeling better, and yes we all want to see pics of how the wedding went! hee hee!

Thanks for emailing me back :P

jackeetm said...

Hey there. I knew you were an LTA from the colors....I was a "perla" for a short time before I dropped...it was just bad timing for me and I was a lone star! This was back in Spring 95. Anyway, I was really good friends with the "few" sisters we had at WCU in PA and I was friends with the guys from LTP. I still keep in touch with a few of them (I graduated back in 98...dang i feel old...ha) Anyway, those were some good times.

Hope you're feeling better!!

Jackee

Ashley said...

i go to gsu and i just looked at pics on facebook, nice job on the makeup.

(g)ezebel said...

hope you are feeling better -- i'm on ketchup day #5 and have no idea of the dates of anything...

that's so cool that you're still involved in your sorority activities!!

can't wait to see the wedding makeup!!