Monday, February 28, 2011

Winner! Sedona Lace 168 Palette

Hi Bellas,

Thank you to everyone for participating in Sedona Lace's 168 Palette Giveaway.  We had over 200 entries and I have a winner!

Click here to see won!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Review & Giveaway - Sedona Lace 168 Palette

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial, review and giveaway!  I've partnered again with one of my favorite companies, Sedona Lace, to show you their newest product - the 168 Pro Full Color Palette.  If you haven't jumped on these eyeshadow palettes yet, this is the perfect time to start.  The 168 Palette has the most colors of all the palettes out there and in the video I tell you how the quality is even a step above the others.  I'll show you how to create a super flattering plum makeup look, and then of course there will be another giveaway!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

NYX Cosmetics HD Product Line Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm super excited to bring you this review.  NYX has recently released their new HD line and I was able to try some of these items out for you.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sedona Lace 168 Palette Look - Quick Cut Crease

Hi Bellas,

This post is a little bit late, but I wanted to show you my Super Bowl Makeup Look.  I've been testing out the Sedona Lace 168 Palette and the colors were perfect for coordinating with super bowl team colors.  I decided to do a yellow cut crease look.


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Winners! Tatcha Blotting Sheets Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

Thank you for all participating in Friday's giveaway.  I picked three winners to each receive a pack of Tatcha Blotting Sheets as seen here.


Click here to find out who won!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Makeup Artist Series - Tips for Blotting Sheets & a Tatcha Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and giveaway!  For my channel, I like to help out my fellow makeup artists and share with them tricks I've learned along the way.  I've continued my Makeup Artist Artist series with this post and video on tips for using blotting sheets in ways you might not have thought of.  Make sure to read the whole post because I'm also giving away three packs of some of my favorite blotting sheets!


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Photoshoot - Colorful Eyes for a Tarot Reader

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another photoshoot for you.  I got to play with bright colors which is always a good time.  My client was a Tarot Card Reader who needed pictures for her website.  She even gave me a reading at the end of the shoot.  At least I can check off psychic reading from my bucket list, lol.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Makeup Artist Series: Basic Makeup Artist Kit

Hi Bellas,

This post came as a result of many emails and messages I received on the topic.  As you all know I started out as a blogger and after much research, dedication and hard work I became a makeup artist.  Along the way I've done countless hours finding out some of the best products out there that work great on clients and are worth the money.


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows

Hi Bellas,

Today's post was requested by Water BB on twitter.  I'll be featuring my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows.  I'm surprised I've never done this post before.  It was pretty popular for a while on twitter.  I picked my favorite shadows - the regular ones in the pan or pot.  None of the mineralized trios, metal, fancy stuff - the good old pressed classics.


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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi Bellas,

I hope you all are having an awesome Valentines Day.  Whether you're hanging with your friends, family or a loved one, I wanted to spread the love to all of my viewers today.

If you still need ideas for a look to wear out on your date tonight, I have some ideas for you as well as pictures from a recent Valentines Day Shoot.


Friday, February 11, 2011

My 3 Minute Daily Skin & Foundation Routine

Hi Bellas,

I tend to not do much for daily makeup.  Surprising right?  Usually, I'm the kind of girl that gets up and gives myself 20 minutes to get out the door.  Recently though, I've started putting on a little something something for work.


Click here to find out more!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

NYX Cosmetics New Products!

Hi Bellas,

NYX Cosmetics recently came out with some amazing new products and I had a chance to try them out.  This brand is truly stepping up its game.  They have a truly comprehensive line where you can find literally everything you need.  It's great for everyday makeup wearers and even makeup artists.  


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Incoco Dry Polish Strips Review - Easy Smudge Free Nails!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review!  I recently had the chance to try out the newest nail polish innovation known as dry nail applique.  Incoco sent me some of their self-stick nail polish strips to try out.  I've seen these strips before, but have never had the chance to apply them.  Mind you, I don't often paint my fingernails unless it's for a special occasion.  My nails just tend to chip really easily and I prefer not to get acrylics.  After trying these out, I might be a convert to wearing fingernail polish on a regular basis!  The strips make getting perfect nails so easy.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentines Day Makeup - Pink & Purple Cut Crease

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial! This one is just for Valentines Day. I did a pink and purple sparkley cut crease for those of you who've been asking for another bright look. I also used a familiar trio which is and oldie but goody.


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Makeup Storage Ideas - Lipglosses, Lipsticks and Liners

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post and video.  This was features one of my favorite topics - makeup storage and organization!  I'm pretty OCD when it comes to organizing my mounds of makeup.  I thought it would be a good idea to show you how I've sorted out my personal and professional lip product collection.  This goes for lip pencils, lipglosses and lipsticks.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Makeup Artist Series - How To Apply Individual Lashes on Clients

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post!  This is a tutorial strictly for my blog readers.  This year, I asked for blog suggestions and many readers asked for picture tutorials, so here you go!  My friend and fellow makeup artist Casey came over for a quick lesson on applying individual false lashes.  She has an upcoming wedding and she wanted to make sure to learn this skill before hand.  Often times, I mentor aspiring artists in my area.  They assist me on gigs for experience and I offer advice, lessons and guidance.  If you're interested, please email at makeupbyren@yahoo.com for details.  Anyhow, I thought it would be a great experience to document through pictures and do get a quick blog post out of it.  This post is geared towards aspiring artists, but you can definitely use it to apply individual lashes on yourself.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sedona Lace 168 Palette Look - Fun Blues

Hi Bellas,

I recently received the Sedona Lace 168 palette to review.  I started playing with it and came up with a fun, bright look that I threw together before dinner.  I was impressed with the color payoff and blendability...seems a little better than some of the other palettes I've tried.  For those of you who've been requesting a bright look, here you go!