Friday, December 30, 2011

Pirouette Professional Brushes Review & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

You all know I love brushes.  I definitely do not discriminate among brands and I try out as many brands as possible to share with you all the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Today I have a set of vegan approved brushes to share with you all and a lucky reader will also have the chance to win a set of your own!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Help me pick my 2012 New Years Outfit!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with one of my last posts of 2012.  I need your help!  I'm going to a NYE party this weekend and I can't decide what to wear.  I have two options - a long and slinky number, or a short and sparkly one.  Help me decide!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boyfriend Tag

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video.  This is only the second tag video I've done about of the 360 plus videos up on my YouTube page.  Today it's time for the Boyfriend Tag!  I got Mike to take part of this fun video.  It's a nice break from makeup and a great way to get to know both of us a little better.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays from Makeup By Ren Ren!

Hi Bellas,

I'm currently on vacation spending time with the BF's family but I wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays! 

In the meantime, check out this Christmas Ornament from my parent's Christmas tree.  My brother was home visiting and took a picture and tagged me in facebook, he he.  

 I'll be back in a few days with more posts!  I hope you're having a Happy Holiday Season!

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Giveaway! - Circle Lens & More from

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Friday giveaway.  You all know that I love rocking colored/circle lenses from time to time.  Well i'm going to give two lucky winners a chance to win some of their own from .  This is right in time for all the Holiday parties you'll be attending!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

2011 Holiday Makeup Tutorial - MAC Merry Berry Christmas

Hi Bellas,

I'm finally back with a tutorial and it's just in time for Christmas this year.  I decided to do a wine and berry inspired look for the holidays.  This is a twist on the red dramatic lip that you usually see with Holiday looks. I actually wore this to a Sole Society Blogger event last week but loved it so much I decided to recreate it for you all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Most Meaningful Moment of 2011 - We're Donating $100 to Your Favorite Charity!ty

Hi Bellas,

Today is a special post.  Today's I've partnered with Meaningful Beauty to share with you my most meaningful moment of 2011 as well as to take the time to donate to my favorite charity and yours too!  This is a really personal post for me and i'm happy to share it with you all.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fashion & Beauty Blogger Sole Society Event - Pics!

Hi Bellas,

Recently I attended a fun blogger's event hosted by my girl Eboni from Fashionista Next Door and Sole Society was a sponsor.  I couldn't turn down a party especially when there was free shoes involved!  Check out the fabulous pictures and of course, shoes!

Madhavi's Indian Wedding Makeup Look #2 - Sexy and Smokey

Hi Bellas,

Last week I shared with you all a look from an Indian Wedding I did a while ago.  I promised to show you all of the looks from the multi-day event.  Today I'm posting my favorite - a sexy, smokey look for the bride.  

Monday, December 19, 2011

Glamcor Makeup Artist Lighting Kit Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review.  I can't believe I almost forgot to post this!  It's been sitting patiently in my blog post queue for months, but better late than never!  The famous Glamour Lighting Kit has been one of the hottest items that have recently released and they sell out at every makeup show.  This kit is a must-have for those of us who need good lighting for making YouTube videos or for Makeup Artists that need portable lighting for gigs.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Giveaway & Review! Aveda Fall/Winter Makeup Review "Jewels of the Earth" Collection

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and Friday Giveaway!  I've featured Aveda's Fall Collection in a few looks and tutorials already but I wanted to make sure to give you a detailed review and also give you guys a chance to try out the products!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Skincare Regimen - Meaningful Beauty Post #1

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review.  This one is a little bit different.  I've partnered with Cindy Crawford's Skincare Line "Meaningful Beauty" to do an experiment.  I'm breaking out of my shell and trying a new skincare regimen and I'm taking you with me.  Today I'll feature my first thoughts on the product.  In about a month, I'll show you the results and host a giveaway for you to try!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Madhavi's Traditional Indian Wedding - 1st Look Pinks & Plums

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another bridal post!  I haven't done one of these for a while and I've been meaning to show you pictures of a wedding that I did a while back.  We actually did three looks on the bride and I did her mom as well. I'll be showing you a different look each day ranging from pretty in pink to sexy and smokey.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winners! Brush Lab Mirror and Skindinavia Giveaways

Hi Bellas,

Happy Tuesday!  Sorry for no post yesterday but I was enjoying a much needed vacation in Puerto Rico for the weekend!   I had a fabulous time...from the beach, casino, horseback riding, ATV and yummy cuisine, i'm going to be catching up on sleep for the next few days, lol.  School is officially over for the semester so I'll also be doing lots of blog posts and videos.  Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you the winners of my last two Friday Giveaways!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Giveaway! Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Friday Giveaway!  I am seriously in love with the Skindinavia makeup finishing sprays.  You've probably seen me use them in tons of my YouTube videos.  Well today i'm giving you a run-down of why I love the product, and of course I'll be giving one away to a lucky reader!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Makeup Artist Series - Celebrity MUA Sam Fine Beauty Class - Tons of Pics & Tips!

Hi Bellas,

This blog post was way overdue...but I wanted to make sure that it included every single piece of knowledge and all the pictures I could fit in.  I attended an amazing class featuring Celebrity MUA and my personal inspiration Sam Fine a few weeks ago.  The class was packed full of makeup enthusiasts and artists just eager to learn from the man himself.  I have video, plenty of pics and tips!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FOTD - Sultry Smokes for the Sam Fine Beauty Event

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Face of the Day.  This is actually a pre-cursor to the Sam Fine Event Beauty coverage that I'll finally feature in tomorrow's post.  Today's FOTD features the look I wore to the event.  I went with a sultry look featuring neutrals and smokes.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sephora Friends & Family Haul

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another haul!  This was from the Sephora Friends & Family Sale and I found some items I love and some I would probably skip.  It's probably the shortest haul I've ever done but still worth mentioning!  I can't wait to share the video with you all.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Products I Regret Buying - NXY Lip Lacquer in Georgia Peach

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post in my Product I Regret Buying Series.  It's been a little while but I've been meaning to share this particular product.  I actually picked it up because some other gurus mentioned getting it at IMATS about a year or two ago.  What I learned is that what works on some, doesn't always work on others.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Brush Lab Mirror Review and Friday Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and Friday Giveaway.  If there's one thing I always need to have when doing makeup...I'd say a mirror!  Sounds silly right?  But a good mirror can really help you get precise makeup application.  Today i'm reviewing a gorgeous one from and giving one away to a lucky winner!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Collection Winners!

Hi Bellas,

Thanks to everyone for participating in last week's Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Collection giveaway.  I appreciate your support and I hope all of you love the updates and updgrades!  Now to announce the winners!