Monday, May 31, 2010

Packing Your Kit for Plane Rides & Weddings

Hi Bellas,

If you follow me on twitter you'll know that I was tweeting a lot about my trip last weekend to Houston.  I attended my sorority sister's wedding and also got to have a mini reunion with some of my close friends/sorority sisters from college.  While I was there for fun, I was also charged with doing the makeup of the bride.  Since I needed to travel via plane, I thought this would be a good opportunity to do a video on what I packed, and how I packed it.

To read more, click here!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sedona Lace Freebie Fridays - 88 Matte Palette Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I just wanted to share with you a really easy way to win some goodies from my friends at www.SedonaLace.com. You may be familiar with my tutorials using the 10 pan concealer palette, the 120 eyeshadow palette, and the 88 matte eyeshadow palette.

I received all of these items for this company and they've decided to extend the giveaways to you all!

To see how to win, click here!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Before and After: Red lips and a Strong Willed Client

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a quick post of a makeover I did several months ago. I keep posts like this handy when I'm busy and don't have time to write a post. My client was actually someone I made over for the charity event the Help Portrait.

My client was wearing red, black and white and she wanted to wear it on her eyes! I wanted to compromise but I knew that the combo who probably be overwhelming to her.

To see what I ended up doing, click here!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Winners! TokioShine Circle Lenses

Hi Bellas,


Thanks for being patient with me on this giveaway.  I was out of town for a long weekend and wanted to make sure that I announced the winners as soon as I returned.


Without further ado, the five winners are...


Click here to see the winners!



Friday, May 21, 2010

Kim Kardashian Red Lips Smokey Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Celebrity Inspired Tutorial.  Today i'm using Kim Kardashian as my inspiration.  I saw a picture of her rocking bronzey smokey eyes and red lips, a hot combo!  The best part of this look is that it's so simple, I actually just used 3 eyeshadows and some black liner.  In this look, I'll again be featuring products from one of my favorite professional makeup lines Graftobian.

To see the look, click here!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Natural Makeover For Teens

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Before and After. My client was actually from a Community Service Project I did several months back. I made over members in the community for the "Help Portrait". These were women who didn't have the opportunity to get a professional picture taken. I did the makeup and worked with several amazing photographers.

Today's makeover was very natural and more of an enhancement. My client was a young teen so I didn't want to pile on the makeup.

To see the look click here!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cure for Dry, Itchy Skin!

Hi Bellas,

This review is long past due.  I had the opportunity to try out some new skincare products from Beaute Starr.  It took me a few months to recover from past skin irritations before I was ready to try some new products.  Better late than never right?

The company sent over their new face mask as well as their Coconut Oil for me to try out.

Click here for more!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

FOTD: Silver Blue Smoke

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to show you a quick look I did recently.  I went for a super blended, silver-blue smoky eye.  It's a super easy look to pull off and honestly looks a lot harder to do that it actually is.

In today's look, I used my Graftobian eyeshadows.

http://www.makeupbyrenren.com/2010/05/fotd-silver-blue-smoke.html

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tokio Shine Circle Lenses Review/Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and tutorial!  This post is not really about makeup...it's about Circle Lenses!  I've partnered with www.TokioShine.com to give you guys a review of some different lenses and also host a giveaway!



Friday, May 14, 2010

Kendra Inspired Makeup Tutorial for Blue/Gray Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Celebrity Inspired tutorial.  Today's look was inspired by Kendra, the E Television reality star.  I received some new grayish blush contacts to test out and thought that Kendra's look would work great with them.  This is actually a really wearable look for a night out.  It's a neutral smokey eye that actually works with a lot of skin tones.  It's great for a date night or girls night out.
***Picture credit http://www.wenn.com

To see my tutorial click here!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Balmshell Lipgloss Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm always on the hunt for new and innovative products.  As a blogger, I've tried out many brands and products.  When I see something new, it's like a breath of fresh air.  I felt this way when I had the opportunity to try out the lipgloss line called Balmshell.  I picked out a gloss and they sent me additional samples to review.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bridal Trial - Dealing with Problem Skin

Hi Bellas,

I recently had a trial for my friend who was getting married in May.  This was actually trial #2.  The first time, her skin was going through a weird dry spell so we decided to see if we could find a better solution.  We come to find out that it was actually her birth control pills that was making her skin go crazy.

I spent over an hour to try and figure out how to apply makeup and coverage without irritation her dry, super sensitive skin.

To see how I did it, click here!

Monday, May 10, 2010

MAC Bronzey Summer Bride

Hi Bellas,

I have another video for my Bridal Makeup Series.  This is actually the first bridal look I ever did for a client.  The look was done using mainly MAC but the colors are very dupeable.

Click here for more!

Lipgloss for All Ages!

Hi Bellas,

I've been meaning to do this review for months!  I've had the Yo Yo lipgloss clipped to my purse for who knows how long.  I lost contact with the company but still wanted to share this product with you.  When it comes to makeup for my younger fans, I definitely suggest very light, little makeup.  Especially for those in the young girl to tween category, I think you should stick with natural beauty and enjoy being a kid!  If there's one product I'm okay with, it's a light flavored gloss or balm.

Yo Yo lipgloss created this really fun product that I think would be greater for all of our kids, younger sisters and cousins out there.

To see my review, click here!

Friday, May 7, 2010

YSL Aqua Ocean Eyes Tutorial

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial!  Today I did a really pretty aqua/teal look that reminds me of something I'd wear on yacht vacationing in Ibiza, he he.  The colors are reminiscent of the ocean and sand.


I used the YSL Mauresque Palette to create this look.  It's a pretty easy tutorial and great for a night out.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Smokey Eye for a Night Out with the Ladies

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTN.  I went for the traditional smokey eye.  It's one of the easiest looks to do.  I wore it in preparation for doing a smokey eye look for a charity fashion show I was participating in.



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Brush Love Review - Boar Bristle Brush

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another hair post.  Today I'll be reviewing an essential for those who love a good blow dry - the boar bristle brush.

I have thick, semi-straight hair that honestly doesn't look quite right unless I blow it out.  I used to use paddle brushes but my hair game totally changed when I discovered the boar bristle brush.

BrushLove sent me the their newest BrushLab Thermal Round Hair Brush to try out.

To see my review, click here!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Eve Pearl Haul

Hi Bellas,

This post is long overdue.  A few weeks ago, I hauled some items from the Haute Look sale on Eve Pearl.  Weeks before that, i also hauled some goodies from www.EvePearl.com during her Anniversary sale.  I was also lucky enough to be gifted with some goodies from Eve Pearl as well.

To check out my haul featuring some of the new products from the line, click here!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Veronica's Engagement Shoot

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to show you some shots of a client I did for her engagement pictures.  I'd worked with her before on her bridal trial.  She's such a sweet person and it makes the appointment go by really quick!  That day, she also had a hair trial.  Unfortunately, the appointment ran about 2 hours late, meaning I had less than 30 minutes to do her consultation and entire face!

To see the makeover, click here!