I wanted to show you the look that I wore in my last video. I'm rocking the new Sugarpill Edward Scissorhands palette, love! The palette has such interesting colors that challenge me to create looks out of my norm. Check it out!
It's been 25 years since the iconic Edward Scissorhands movie and Sugarpill is bringing it back with a themed collection reminiscent of the classic film. I'm loving the interesting combo of colors balancing light and dark. Check it out!
I'm backkk! I've literally been gone for weeks after having my destination wedding and honeymoon. I'm going to try to get back in the blogging swing of things once Christmas settles and I can't wait to share new material with you. In the meanwhile, I filmed this wedding shoe haul for you before my wedding and it has such great shoe options for you future brides to be. I literally scoured the net for several months looking for the best deals and cutest options for all kinds of must-have bridal shoes. Check it out!
Less than one week till my wedding! I was getting ready for a non-profit event and decided to film myself using some new products from Makeup Forever as well as catching you up on all the last minute wedding details. Enjoy!
It's funny, because as a Makeup Artist usually I'm the one giving tips to my clients on how to make sure they look amazing on their wedding day. Now i'm taking my own advice as I myself am getting hitched in less than 2 weeks, can't believe it! Today i'm sharing with you my own personal tips to get the best wedding makeup possible. Check it out!
Finally another video in my fitness/healthy lifestyle series. Today i'm sharing my healthy protein shake recipe. It's great for a meal replacement or post workout shake. It's super yummy and makes me feel great, stay on track with healthy eating, and get to my fitness goals. I show multiple options from basic to more of a meal replacement option. Check it out!
Thanks for your patience as I'm trying to get back into uploading more posts and videos. I've been having laptop technical issues and it's been tough trying to get material up. Luckily I was able to edit this video on my future mother in law's computer. Today I'm showing you another get ready with me video. It's a chocolaty brown themed makeup look as well as hair and outfit of the night. Check it out!
Happy Halloween! I wanted to get in a last minute Halloween Makeup tutorial for you. You could totally wear this face makeup with a black dress and call it a day! It was my first time doing a skull look and it didn't come out too bad. Give it a shot and take me in pics!
This has got to be my most requested video over the last year. Finally i'm sharing with you all my weight loss journey. It took a lot of courage to share, so please be kind. I'll show you how I lost the weight, what programs, tricks I recommend and more. Check it out!
Happy Monday! I'm headed to the Dominican Republic today for last minute wedding planning, yay! I'm excited to knock out these last minute details and enjoy a little bit of fun in the sun. Don't forget to follow @CoverFX on Instagram as I'll be taking over their page tomorrow to document my trip.
I'm super excited to let you know that next Tuesday 10/20/15, I'm taking over CoverFX's Instagram and I'm bringing you with me to the Dominican Republic. I'm visiting this beautiful island as I have about 1 month to go before my wedding! I'll be tasting cake, getting hair trials, and also showcasing some of my must-have CoverFX products that I'm bringing with me.
Happy Friday! I want to share with you some amazing new products recently released from Graftobian. This new line of matte and shimmer bronzers comes right in time as my summer tan is fading. Check it out!
Thank you for entering some of my most recent giveaways on Instagram. Without further ado, I want to announce the winners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping information by 10/8/15 before midnight to claim your prize!
Happy Friday! I wanted to get back in the routine of uploading weekly videos but I've been having major computer problems. My laptop shuts down anytime I try to convert videos so at this point I can only do voiceovers. This is a nice quick one for you all, check it out!
I'm back with my first fall tutorial! I went deeper with the lips and eyes to create a really pretty fall look. It was fun to mix some lip colors to come up with a custom burgundy lip and I finally show you some new foundation and techniques. I also feature an outfit of the night, yay! Check it out!
Happy Friday! I am finally back with another video. So so sorry for the delay. First I had a whole bunch of wedding events...bridal shower, bachelorette...then i had to go out of town for a week for work and then back out of town for a wedding, sheesh! I'm glad i'm finally getting a video up and it's a good one! GRWM/Review/Giveaway! Check it out!
Sorry for being MIA! I went out of town for work and a wedding and fell off the face of the planet lol. Meanwhile, I'm continuing coverage on my Bridal Shower and Bachelorette weekend from a few weeks ago. Today i'll focus on my bridal shower dress and shoe details. Check it out!
Yesterday I shared with you my nails for my special Bridal Shower/Bachelorette weekend. I also wanted to show you the hair piece that I rocked which coordinated perfectly with my bridal shower dress. Check it out!
Last weekend was a whirlwind. It was my bridal shower/bachelorette weekend! I'm so excited to share my amazing experience with you as part of my wedding series here on my blog and social media. First thing I wanted to show you were my fabulous blinged out nails. These were perfect for my shower. Check it out!
Lately, I've been obsessed with playing with new lip colors. I call this look grown and sexy because it feels very mature to me but in a good way! I love trying new shades out of my typical comfort zone. Check it out!
I'm always excited to introduce a new brand to my readers. Soap and Glory isn't new to the block, but it's my first time trying it. I've always been in love with their gorgeous, vintage pink packaging and i'm happy that I finally got a chance to review some goodies and share my thoughts with you guys. Check it out!
I've got another Face and Outfit of the Day for you all. I've been making a lot more of an effort to document my outfits for you all since it seems like you really like seeing them incorporated with my beauty looks. I will say, working out and eating right for my wedding has also made me much more confident to share these full body shots with you lol. Today I'm featuring a look that I rocked to a friend's surprise party, check it out!
It's almost September. To me, that means time to start doing Halloween Makeup Tutorials! I need your help. What do you all want to see this year? I want to do a better job of preparing this year for Halloween makeup looks that you all really want to see and might actually use. Just leave your suggestions in the comments below. I already have a few ideas in mind. Can't wait to hear what you guys recommend!
I've got another makeup haul for you. I actually hauled this several weeks ago when I went to PhamExpo. Better late then never! I picked up a bunch of great items I've been lemming for a long time along with some refills and brand new products. Check it out!
CoverFX has done it again. They've added more products under their Customization Umbrella. You can now customize your skincare with their amazing new release of Custom Infusion Drops. I filmed a video on how to use this new breakthrough product and go over the range which has a formula for everyone.
Today you get a double post - both outfit and face of the day! I recently rocked a really fun, summery look for a day out for my beastie's birthday. I also got to play a bit more with colored contacts. Check it out!
Today's makeup look was named by my Fiance. The makeup I wore was complimented by these fun contact lenses which he claimed made me look like "A Vampire...But a Sexy One" lol. This look is all about the bronzey makeup I rocked to compliment my hazel contacts. Check it out!
I'm so excited to have a new video up. This one took a bit of testing out but i've finally got it down - my comparison and recommendations on NYX vs Anastasia Brow Products. There are a lot of details I considered from price, to amount of product to performance and shade range. Check it out!
I'm back with another quick installment in my Wedding Series! I just received my Bridal Shower invitation in the mail and I wanted to share it with you all. I really have an all star bridal party and have the utmost confidence that they will throw an amazing Bridal Shower. The super cute invitation already sets the tone. Did you see the actual pink rhinestone embellishment on the top right corner, super cute! I can already picture pink and gold and bling for my special event, but then again it's a surprise so who knows what to expect. I will definitely have pictures of the event and I can't wait to share with you my bridal shower dress. It was my very first purchase as a bride-to-be. If any of my bridal party is reading this, you go girls!
Over the last several months I've been on a hunt for various products to treat my hair. Since it's been bleached I've definitely noticed more dryness, split ends, and damage. I want to find the best products to keep my hair as healthy as possible. I've heard of the Aphogee Two Step Protein Treatment in the past. Check out my thoughts on the product!
Today I'm featuring a Sephora Haul which is actually a very rare occurance. I think I haul from Sephora maybe once a year? Why you may ask? I'm a cheapo lol. I actually tend to purchase Professional Makeup Brands because they're a bit cheaper and just as good as the designer brands. But i've been itching to try some luxury products especially with all the YouTube gurus hauling these amazing looking makeup. Check out the haul!
I wanted to share with you a look I created a few weeks ago for some promotional material for the new Sedona Lace Vortex Eye Set. I came up with a classic smokey eye using my favorite eye brushes from the original Vortex Collection that I designed for Sedona Lace. Check it out!
I've been on a fashion haul spree this summer. I decided to do something a bit different. Instead of just holding up the pieces in a clothing haul, I'm going to try the pieces on and give you a review of the item. I picked up some pieces from Fashion Nova as they've been all over YouTube and instagram lately. Check out my review!
I have a quick MAC haul for you all. A lot of my tried and true makeup kit items are from MAC. I recently had a palette go kapoot on me so I need to replenish some staples. I also decided to try some new items. Check it out!
I've got another before and after for you. One of my favorite clients came back to me again to do makeup for her wedding reception in LA. Fortunately I was in town that weekend for PhamExpo so she was the perfect person to be the model for my makeup demo. We went for another glam red lip look. Check it out!
I am a sucker for bronzing and contouring, especially when I find a product that makes it quick and easy to get out the door with a sculpted and glowy face. One of my favorite brands Nudestix just came out with some great bronzing pencils in matte and shimmer shades. Check it out!
I'm finally back with another video! Sorry for the delay, I recording a few hauls but someone the footage went missing. To make up for it I filmed a complete Get Ready With Me Video and captured everything from makeup to even my hair and outfit, yay! Check it out!
I'm back with another makeover. A few weeks ago I had the honor of doing makeup for my pole dance teacher's Engagement Party. I was excited for this makeover because my client was already naturally gorgeous and also is a fan of makeup which makes my job very easy. Check it out!
I hope you're not getting tired of outfit posts. Today I'm sharing a smokey nighttime makeup look and outfit. I used a lot of the new products I received from NYX Cosmetics so it's a very affordable look on top of it. Check it out!
I'm excited to share you the latest and greatest from Ofra Cosmetics. They recently came out with their Summer Nights Collection which features new shades of their amazing Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick as well as a new Bronzer/Blush/Shimmer Trio. Check it out!
Thank you for participating in my NYX Cosmetics Giveaway! I appreciate you visiting my Instagram to enter the contest. Don't forget to make sure to follow all the rules - many of you liked and commented on the giveaway post but forget to repost the pic, oops! Because of that there were only 7 eligible entries.
Without further ado, the winner is...
Congrats! You have till Sunday August 2nd at Midnight to claim your prize or it goes to someone else! For everyone else, I have tons of giveaways coming soon, stay tuned!
I almost forgot to share with you my birthday makeup look! I went for something shimmery and summery to compliment my white dress for my bday. This is a great look for summer days and nights. Check it out!
I wanted to share with you some new fashion pieces that I've hauled this Summer. I was able to rock them to a Miami Couples trip I took over the weekend. Most of the items are brand new so you should still be able to find them online.
Renelyn Monteloyola, better known as Ren Ren the fabulous makeup artist, blogger and YouTube star, hails from the Peach State where she creates pieces of art on faces. Let’s get a bit deep with Ren Ren and learn more about her beauty inspirations and secrets!
How did you first get into blogging and/or vlogging?
I actually was on the web searching for makeup ideas for NYE one year because I struggled with finding department store counter makeup artists who could work with my skin tone and eye shape. I came upon a forum called Asian Beauty Blog where women just like me were posting their pictures and tips and tricks. I was hooked! I knew I had a knack for makeup and decided to start my own blog, then YouTube channel, and it was history from there!
Who’s your biggest inspiration or role model in the beauty world?
I am greatly inspired by many amazing artists – I would say my first huge role model was celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine. He is a master makeup artist and a kind soul. He really shows off beauty in a luminous and natural way and is an amazing person at the same time.
There are tons more on the blog including my favorite makeup tricks and trends. Enjoy and happy reading!
FTC Disclosure: I am a CoverFX Brand Ambassador. I am affiliated and paid by the company. As always these are my honest thoughts and opinions.