Friday, July 30, 2010

Sugarpill Sweetheart Tutorial

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial.  Today's look features Sugar Pill Cosmetics.  I brought out old school Ren to hit you with a super bright rainbow makeup tutorial.  If you love bright colors, then this one is for you!


Click here to see the tutorial and more!




Thursday, July 29, 2010

Viewer's Looks - Dramatic Cut Crease

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a look from one of my viewers.  She recreated my dramatic cut the crease look (pictured below) and it came out amazing!


To see her look, click here!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sedona Lace 88 Metal Palette Look & GIveaway!

Hi Bellas,


Who's ready for another giveaway?  Today I will be reviewing and giving away the new 88 Metal palette from Sedona Lace.  I've been doing a lot of Indian weddings lately, so I used that as my inspiration for today's look.  The colors are richer and darker, and the 88 palette was perfect for the look.


Click here for more!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Guess What Shadows I'm Wearing?

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a look that I'm wore to my friend's birthday party this weekend.  I went for a sultry smokey eye and red lip.  Double drama!  I really like how the eyes came out...do you all think you can guess which brand I used?


Monday, July 26, 2010

Playing with Makeup - OCC and Yaby

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video!  So this was supposed to be a tutorial, but silly me forgot to hit the record button, lol.  I got my friend Melissa to be my model.  I did a really fun look using some new products from OCC and Yaby.  Instead of the tutorial we went ahead and chatted about makeup!  Hope you enjoy!


Click here for more!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Luminess Airbrushing Tutorial

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial.  This goes in part with my Luminess Air review. It's a pretty long video because I show you how to pretty much do the whole shebang...from priming to color matching, foundation, blush, contour, bronzer, blush and even cleaning the machine.  It's pretty much an airbrush 101 course using the luminess system.  If you're interested in learning how to airbrush this is for you!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Birthday Look Using the 120 Palette 2nd Edition

Hi Bellas,

This both is about a month late but better late then never!  I wanted to share with you the makeup I wore on my birthday dinner last month.  I decided to mix it up and try a different combo of colors than I usually do.



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Luminess Air Review

Hi Bellas,

If you're a frequenter of late night television like myself, you've probably heard about Luminess Air.  Many a nights have I seen their infomercials.  Even before I began my blog I would see this line and wonder about it.  Fast forward a couple of years later with a blog and freelance makeup experience under my belt, I'm no longer a stranger to airbrush makeup.  I've used several lines of Airbrush Makeup and own two different brands of compressors.  I've been on a mission to try out various airbrush lines because I think that each has their benefits and some work better than others.  

Fashion Show Smokey Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share some shots of a charity fashion show I worked on several weeks ago.  I'm finally getting around to the pictures.  The look was an intense smokey eye and nude lip.

Click here for more!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial - Smokey Eyes with a Pop of Color

Hi Bellas,


I'm back with another tutorial! This entire look was done using drugstore makeup.  I think it's really important to show how you can create great looks with affordable products.  It's important to know what to look for and how to use them...I show you some really good drugstore items that I use on the regular.  The look is a very wearable smokey eye with a pop of color.  This is my first time using the whole zoom in method to film the tutorial, lemme know if you guys like it! 


To see the look and tutorial, click here!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Palladio Cosmetics Review & Huge Contest Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and i'm also announcing a huge contest giveaway.  Today I'll be featuring a product that I'm sure many of you have seen if you've ever been in one of my favorite stores - Sally Beauty.  Palladio is a brand that has been at Sallys for a long time.  I even have products from them from high school!

I was glad to have an opportunity to be reintroduced to this product line.  They actually have some really amazing products and they're super affordable, many of them around $10 and less.  Many of their products have the name "herbal" built into them because there are a lot of vitamins and good herbal ingredients infused into them.  Not only do they serve as makeup, but it's also like having built-in skincare.

To see my review and details of the giveaway, click here!

Winner! Sedona Lace 120 Palette Second Edition

Hi Bellas,

I know you all have been patiently waiting for this, but I have a winner for the amazing Sedona Lace 120 Palette Second Edition!  Please remember that I only count comments left on my blog, not via email, message, or my YouTube wall.

The winner is...

click here to see who won!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Insider Info! Eve Pearl Huge Discounts!

***Note:  The discount code is BPS88!  You'll get 50% off, put renren and www.makeupbyrenren.com in the notes, thanks bellas!

Hi Bellas,


I've got some huge news for you.  My inside source at Eve Pearl has shared details on an amazing sale!  I love Eve Pearl cosmetics.  I've used them in multiple videos and I always say, wait to see if you can get them on sale!  This is a great opportunity to pick up those items you've been eyeing for a fraction of the price.


50% off!
Here’s the inside scoop, the Eve Pearl team sent out a YouTube and Facebook announcement last week for people to register on our website for a “special surprise promo”.  Here's what you don't know, they are offering a one-time only 50% Black Pearl 48-hour online discount on all of our products starting this Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00am EST and ending on Friday, July 16 at 10:00am EST.


40% off!
Here's another secret, one hour after they close the 50% off promo, they will send out another YouTube and Facebook Promo offering 40% off from Friday, July 16 starting at 10:00am EST through Sunday, July 18th at 10:00am EST.


How to Get it
Here’s how to get it, everyone must register on www.EvePearl.com by Tuesday, July 13.  After doing so, they will receive an e-mail with the discount code!  Remember, they must register no later than Tuesday to get the initial code.

This is the perfect time to finally test out her amazing salmon concealers and foundations at a steal.  Also, check out her new eyeshadow and lip palettes...they look divine!

Help me out!
If you put Ren Ren and www.makeupbyrenren.com into the notes section you'll help me win a prize if I get the most people to visit the site during the sale.

Thanks Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

2010 LA IMATS Experience - Vid and Pics!

Hi Bellas,

I'm so happy to finally get this post done! I stayed up late to make sure it was up because I didn't want to put it off any longer. As all of you know, I attended the 2010 IMATS Show in Pasadena about 2.5 weeks ago. It was truly an amazing experience. Thanks to Makeup Artist Magazine for doing an amazing job.

I want to thank my wonderful subbies who came and said hi, the other gurus for hanging out with me, the vendors for being so nice to me, and the Magazine for coordinating everything. I made a complete video where I tell you about my experience and show lots of video clips and pics.

Click here for more!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Smokey Teal Makeover

Hi Bellas,

During my recent trip to the Houston, of course I had time to play with a little makeup.  Two of my sorority sisters took the time to get some quick lessons from me since I hadn't seen them since I started blogging.  One of them had a new bottle of MAC pigment but had no idea how to really use it.

Click here to see, the makeover!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bright Eyes - 120 Pro Palette Second Edition Tut & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I recently tried out the newest eyeshadow palette from www.SedonaLace.com.  They are now offering the 120 Pro Palette Second Edition.  The palette is the same quality as the first but offers a different mix of colors.


To see my review and tutorial, click here!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hot Sauce & Hair Dryers - Products that have changed my Hair Game


Hi Bellas,

Now and then I pull out a hair product review for you and this one makes me super excited!  I teamed up with the powerhouse hair products and beauty seller www.folica.com to share with you this review.

Have you all ever heard of the brand Sedu?  If you haven't you've got to check out this review because I've found my new favorite Hair Tools line.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Not Soap Radio Review: I'm Not Here I'm Really At the Spa

Hi Bellas

Thanks for sticking with me through my absence this week.  I'm settled back into town, and I'm back with another review.  With summer approaching, this review came in the nick of time!  I like to switch my lotions and scents as the seasons change.  This time around, I had the opportunity to try out some products from a line called Not Soap Radio.  The line was developed buy two sisters who started this line as a hobby and it turned into an amazing full-fledged beauty and bath company.


Monday, July 5, 2010

2010 IMATS Pasadena Huge Haul!

Hi Bellas,

As you all know, I finally attended the infamous 2010 International Makeup Artists Trade Show in Pasadena this last weekend.  It was such an amazing experience and kudos to Makeup Artist Magazine for making it the biggest and best show to date. I know a bunch of you were requesting my haul, and even though I'm out of town, I managed to score an internet connect to make sure to get the hauls up before the buzz was gone.  It was such a long haul that I've split it into two. The first time around, there were some issues with my volume on the Haul Pt 1 but it's fixed now.  I was able to pick up some really amazing items for both my personal and professional kit.  There are some classics that I picked up refills on as well as some new, exciting products.

Click here to see more!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Raven's Wedding

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you some shots of the recent wedding I did.  This post is a follow up to yesterday's entry.  Now that you saw the makeup I wore on myself, you can see the makeup I did for others.  I was hired to do a the makeup for a bride and her bridesmaids here in Atlanta.  I worked with the BF who shot the amazing photography for the ceremony. 














To see the pictures and the makeup, click here!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wedding Guest Look

Hi Bellas,

I recently attended a wedding as both a guest and the makeup artist.  I wanted to share with you my look that I rocked that day.  It was really simple, easy, and especially great for those that have small lid space like me.

Click here to read more!