Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Makeup By Ren Ren is Going on Winter Vacation!

Hi Bellas,

I'm going away on Winter Vacay!  I'll be in China - Beijing and Shanghai - for two weeks just for fun.  I'm excited to see the Great Wall, Forbidden City and eat tons!  Every year I try to go to a new country and I can't wait to experience China.  I plan on picking up tons of skincare/sheet masks and if you have any product recommendations or travel tips/places I should go, please let me know in the comments below!
I won't be blogging or YouTubing while i'm gone but follow me on Instagram because I'm going to be sharing pictures of my journey.

If you signed up for my Sedona Lace Travel Vortex Giveaway i'll announce the winners when I return!  In the meanwhile I just want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.  I'll see you when I return in January.  Ciao Bellas!



Monday, December 23, 2013

Huge Giveaway - Introducing the Sedona Lace Travel Vortex Collection

Hi Bellas,

I couldn't end 2013 without hosting another giveaway!  If you follow me or Sedona Lace on Instagram, you'll know that on Black Friday we finally released the Travel Vortex Brush Collection.  I wanted to make sure and film a video on the background of the collection, how I developed the case and picked the brushes.  And of course, give a bunch of sets away!  Check it out!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Year's Makeup Tutorial! Berry Glitter & Glam!

Hi Bellas,

I had to sneak in one last Holiday Makeup tutorial before I left for vacation.  I was totally inspired by some makeup that I picked up at the Orlando Makeup Show.  This look screams glitter and glam.  If you're into plum and berry tones, you'll love this.  Check it out!
Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow

Friday, December 20, 2013

Review: Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another product review!  Lately, I've been trying to curb my makeup purchases because I have so much, but i'm all about tools and skincare since i'm always in need of them.  One thing I'll always repurchase is a makeup remover.  One of my good friends recently became a Mary Kay rep and raved about their top sellling makeup remover, so you know I had to give it a try!
Mary Kay® Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Thursday, December 19, 2013

FOTD: Holiday Gold Glitter Cut Crease and Red Lips

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Holiday Look!  I pulled out a very festive makeup look - gold glitter cut crease and red lips!  I wore this to the Holiday themed Atlanta Makeup Meetup I recently hosted.  Check it out!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

FOTD: Smokey Purple Club Makeup

Hi Bellas,

Last week I featured a natural look and today it's glam. I'm using shadows from the same Stila Luxe Palette.  I picked the berry and purple tones that were packed with shimmer since I was going out that night and didn't mind a dramatic look.  Check it out!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Perfect Custom Holiday Palette featuring Z-Palette

Hi Bellas,

You all know I'm a Palette Girl.  I consider them essentials in my personal and professional makeup kit.  I'm so excited to show you Z Palette's newest holiday offerings.  Talk about Chic!  Check it out!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Makeup Show Haul - New Items for your Kit!

Hi Bellas,

I have another haul for you!  This one is a bit late.  It's actually from the Orlando Makeup Show back in September, eek!  However, a lot of these items are pretty new and still super relevant.  I got a bunch of stuff at the Blogger preview that is new and exciting and great for makeup junkies and pro kits.  Check it out!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tis' The Season for Giving - Winner!

Hi Bellas,

Thank you to everyone for participating in this Monday's Giveaway to win the Makeup Starter Kit.  I want to express my gratitude for everyone's kind words and support for my non-profit GLINC.  I want to make sure and announce the winner so that I can ship out the prize next week before I go on Winter Vacation.
Congrats to OlmsteadKat !  Please email me by Monday at 12AM EST to claim your prize or it goes to someone else.

Stay tuned because I have one more huge giveaway for 2013 happening next week!


FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

The Difference a Lip Color Can Make!

Hi Bellas,

I was going through my memory card and came across some makeup photos that I took of myself.  At first, I thought it was a completely new look that I had forgotten about, but then I realized it was the look from my Alcone Holiday Tutorial.  The difference was a new lip color and wow it totally transformed the look.  Check out this post to see the difference a lip color can make!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another Way to Wear Vampy Lips


Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTD.  I hope you're not tired of vampy lips because i've got another look for you!  I purchased Wet N Wild's Cherry Bomb lipstick because I heard it was a dupe for the MAC Riri Talk that Talk lipstick.  I knew I wanted to wear this color but wanted to do something different with the eyes to complement the look.  Check out my new way to wear vampy lips.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Charlotte Beauty Event - Meet Me This Saturday!

Hi Bellas,

I have some exciting news!  I'll be back in Charlotte, NC this Saturday to host an amazing beauty event with Beauty Illusions founded by the amazing Makeup Artists/Beauty Industry Entrepreneurs Janice and Denise Tunnell.  The event is from 7pm-10pm at the Tracy Riggs Salon at 303 E Woodlawn Rd, Charlotte, NC.


There will be free makeovers, manicures, blow-outs, lash applications and goody bags for the first 100 attendees!  I'm excited to meet all of you and celebrate the first stop in the Illusions Cosmetics Beauty Tour.

Don't forget to RSVP at sparkleshimmerandshineRSVP@gmail.com  or you can call 866-436-6409

Let me know if you're coming!


Denise and Janice Tunnell are raising the bar and ushering in a new day in the world of beauty. Denise a celebrated Makeup Artist and Aesthetician along with her twin sister Janice, an accomplished Makeup Artist and Manicurist have devoted the past 15 years to helping all women reach the epitome of their natural beauty. Their resumes boast an impressive array of clients from television, film, music, and sports.  Some of their clients have included Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Rosie O’Donnell,Carmello Anthony, Vivica Fox, Esai Morales, Brandy, Delta Burke, Michael Phelps, Regina King, Kathy Najimy, Nicole Sullivan, Brian Austin Green, NiaVardalos, Lupe Ontiveros, and Dan Marino.You can hear them every Sunday evening on their online radio show called "Beauty Talk with Illusions" which seeks to inspire, educate, and uplift.


FTC Disclosure:  Post not sponsored.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

FOTD: Glam Fall Look Feat Wet N Wild Fergie Palette

Hi Bellas,

I mentioned during my last Favorites video that i've been getting a lot of mileage out of my new Wet N Wild Fergie Palette in Desert Festival.  I absolutely love the warm neutral tones and I can get a complete look out of this palette whether it's natural or dramatic.  Today i'm showing you a Glam Fall look, check it out!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tis the Season for Giving - Makeup Kit Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

It's time for another giveaway!  This one is near and dear to my heart.  I've mentioned before that I'm on a board of a non-profit organization called Generacion Latina.  We host weekly after innovative after school session/field trips and community service with two high schools here in Atlanta in order to prepare them for the real world after high school.  I'm super lucky because i'm able to combine two passions of mine - Beauty and Community Service.  Today I'll be hosting a giveaway of an amazing goody bag that I gave away at one of my seminars for the non-profit.  Check it out!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Makeup By Ren Ren's October/November 2013 Beauty Favorites

Hi Bellas,

Sorry for the major slackage, but i'm finally back with another Beauty Favorites video!  I missed October because of the huge amount of Halloween Makeup Tutorials and as you see I was MIA this month because of my move, sickness and a bunch of other things.  So this time around, you get two in one!  Check it out!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

FOTD: Shimmering Nude Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another FOTD!  I wore this look a few weeks ago.  I depotted the eyeshadows out of Stila Luxe Palette and have been getting a lot more use of them this way.  This time, I decided to go with a shimmering nude look.  Check it out!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Friday Favorites Winner! Alcone Perfect Liner Pen

Hi Everyone,

I forgot to announce the winner of my last Friday Favorites post.  Congrats to LindaKeo for winning my HG Alcone Perfect Liner Pen.  Send me an email by Sunday at Midnight EST to claim your prize or it goes to someone else.
Stay tuned for another giveaway coming this week!



Holiday Makeup Meetup! This Saturday in Atlanta!

Hi Bellas,

I'm super excited to announce the return of the Atlanta Makeup Meetup!  We're meeting this Saturday at our usual spot - Binders Art - but we're doing a holiday theme!  We'll be showing you everything you need to get you and your clients holiday makeup ready.  Check it out!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I'm back and Winner! Alcone Holiday Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

First off, I am so sorry for being MIA these past two weeks.  I've been dealing with many personal issues.  I've also been moving into a new place and getting over being super sick, yikes!  So i'm finally back on my feet.  Please pardon my rustiness in getting posts back on a regular schedule.  Meanwhile, I wanted to congratulate my latest Winner of my Alcone Character Kit Giveaway
Congrats to:  Rhonda Hylton 

Please email me by Friday at Midnight EST to claim your prize or it goes to someone else.

I have two new videos coming this week, stay tuned!