Thursday, February 28, 2013

European Skincare Under $10! Ziaja Review

Hi Bellas,

It's time for another review.  I think all of you know by now that i'm pretty into skincare.  Well over the last few two months I've been using a European Skincare line recommended to me by my fellow Blogger Danielle from Style and Beauty Doc.  She raved about the brand and I got a chance to try it!  Today I'm focusing on the Goat's Milk Line.  If you are looking for good affordable skincare, you gotta check this out.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Celebrity Inspired Makeup: Shahs of Sunset Lilly Ghalichi Inspired Makeup

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share a quick FOTN that I wore a few months back.  It was inspired by Persian Princess Lilly Ghalichi from the Shahs of Sunset.  I love her bold, smokey eyes and big hair!  Check out my interpretation below.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Makeup Artist Series: How to Apply Makeup on Oily Skin

Hi Bellas,

I've been wanting to make this video for the longest time and finally got around to doing it.  Over the last couple of years I've developed some tips and tricks for applying makeup on clients with oily skin - and making it last.  I know this could be helpful to a lot of you with oily skin or also to add to your repertoire as a makeup artist.  I get a lot of questions on what products I recommend and in this video I show you the steps on how to apply some of my favorite products for oily skin.

Friday, February 22, 2013

FOTD: Classic Makeup Look

Hi Bellas,

Happy Friday!  Today's makeup look is classic.  It's a great combo to pull out when you want a polished look.  I actually used my 26 Neutral Palette to accomplish this look so don't be afraid to dust yours off.  Check it out!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation Demo/Review

Hi Bellas,

Today I've reviewing a drugstore foundation that's been receiving a lot of buzz in the blogging community.  The Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation has definitely changed my mind on drugstore foundations.  Check out why in my demo and review!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Awesome Nail Polish Holder

Hey Guys,

I was browsing instagram when I saw YouTuber Promise Phan share this picture of a nifty little gadget - a nail polish holder!  If you're into painting your own nails, you gotcha check this out!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Haul and Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

Happy Tuesday!  I had Monday off as a holiday and definitely enjoyed it.  I'm also back with another new video and giveaway!  I might be a little late with the MAC Archie's Girls collection (shipping issues), but I think i've made up for it with my little giveaway.  It's been too long since I've done a MAC Limited Edition release video, check it out!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Makeup Artist Series - Kit Haul & Atlanta's Best Kept Makeup Secret - Norcosto

Hi Bellas,

This is another post in my Makeup Artist Series.  I love sharing information and resources for my fellow makeup artist/beauty junkies.  If you're in Atlanta you'll definitely want to watch or if you're looking for an online retailer for professional makeup brands, make sure to check this haul video out!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

MAC Black Ore Smokey Eyes

Hi Bellas,

Happy Valentines Day!  I hope you're having an amazing day whether you're in a relationship or fabulously single.  I already posted a Valentines Day tutorial that was Sweet and Girly but today i'm also showing you a Sexy Smokey alternative.  Check it out!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Winner! Pur Minerals Beautiful Creatures Set!

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for participating in Monday's giveaway.  The winner of the Beautiful Creatures set from Pur Minerals is:

Congrats!  Please email me to claim your prize!

I'll have more giveaways coming soon!

Quick Wal-mart Drugstore Makeup Haul/Review

Hi Bellas,

I picked up a few drugstore makeup items at Wal-Mart a little while ago.  I've had a chance to try some of them out so not only is it a mini haul but also a review!  There are definitely some thumbs up as well as downs in this post.  Check it out!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial - Sweet and Girly Pinks and Purples

Hi Bellas,

Happy early Valentines Day!  I wanted to make sure to get up a look in time for Valentines Day on Thursday or if you're going out this weekend.  This whole look is made from drugstore makeup products so it's very affordable and you should be able to find dupes in your own collection.  If you want to check out my super sweet and girly Valentines Day Makeup, make sure to Read More!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Review/Giveaway! Pur Minerals Beautiful Creatures Palette

Hi Bellas,

Anyone seen the previews for the Beautiful Creatures movie coming out?  I'm excited to show you some shots of the makeup collection that Pur Minerals created to celebrate the supernatural movie release.  I'll not only do a review and makeup look from the set, but also do a giveaway!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

BrushLab Valentines Day Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I don't usually post on Sundays but this is an alert for a special one day giveaway from one of my favorite companies BrushLab.  They are having 7 Days of Giveaways in celebration of Valentines Day.  Today, you have the chance to win an 8-Piece Santina Professional Brush Set.  And guess what, I'm giving you a hint to win:  Hint - The Priestly word is associated with the very first cupid of sorts.

To win, follow the directions below by writing the correct word on the BrushLab Facebook page

Good luck!

FTC Disclosure:  BrushLab is sponsoring this giveaway.  I am not being paid to make this post and am not affiliated with the company.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer

Friday, February 8, 2013

Updated with Tutorial: Mardis Gras Makeup - Dramatic Color and Glitter!

Hi Bellas,

Time for another tutorial!  I was playing around was some purple pigment and then it developed into a really pretty purple look with specks and gold and green - perfect for Mardi Gras.  For those of you who miss my dramatic, colorful Old School Ren tutorials, this ones for you!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

FOTN: Glam Smokey Look

Hi Bellas,

Time for another look of the day.  I actually wore this makeup for a girls night out over the weekend.  I always pull out the smokey eye nude lip combo for the club, it always works no matter what you wear!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Celebrity Inspired Makeup - Nicole Ritchie Golden Globes

Hi Bellas,

Time for another celebrity inspired look! I saw Nicole Ritchie's makeup at the Golden Globes and immediately thought, "wow haven't seen that shade of blue in while!".  It inspired me to pull out my blue palette and have fun with color.  Check it out!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Miracle Lip Moisturizer - Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Review

Hi Bellas,

I have a problem - crazy, dry, sensitive, lips.  A lot of products just don't do the job to give me the moisture I need.  I think i've found a new remedy that's great for guys and gals alike!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Beat and Snatched Sneak Peak!

Hi Bellas,

I'm super excited to share with you this awesome project that I was a part of.  My girl MimiJOnline, celebrity makeup artist and beauty blogger, put together a project called Beat and Snatched.  Cute name right?  She gathered up some of ATL's best makeup artists including Alexandra Butler BeautyBott and Jeremy Dell and including myself woop!

We all filmed makeup tutorials on models for the release of the YouTube page.  She's also expanding this to LA and NY and to fashion and hair stylists.   Here's a teaser video on youtube!
 Did I mention that she she also developed a line of apparel specifically geared to my beauty gals?  Check out those #Beat sweatshirts...too cute right?  For those who don't know, the term "Beat and Snatched" is definitely a good thing in makeup...that means that you totally turned out that makeup application, woop!  Mimi is pre-selling the shirts online and the site will officially open on March 1st.
For those in the ATL, they'll even be a launch party and I will be there of course!  I'll make sure to link my video when it's up.  In the meanwhile, super excited and thanks in advance everyone for the support!

January 2013 Beauty Favorites

Hi Bellas,

It's time for my January Favorites!  I've got a bunch of great products to show you and many of them are from the drugstore.  Check it out!