Makeup and Outfit: Husband's 40th Birthday Party

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a makeup and outfit look for a super special occasion.  I recently threw a huge week of festivities for my husband's 40th birthday, ending with a grand surprise party.  As the official host of the event I wanted to make sure my hair, outfit and makeup were on point.  Check out the breakdown of my look below.

Fortunately, I had my hair colored and curled by my amazing hairstylist Messiah just a few days before.  The curls were still pretty tight, so I simply placed them in my large Click N Curl Rollers to stretch out the curl a bit.

For events around friends and family, I go for a glam look but still try to pick neutral tones.  That way, it doesn't look too over the top.  I went with a bronzey smokey eye and a medium pink lip...the key is precise application and of course that glow also helps!  I'm rocking Ofra Cosmetics new blissful highlighter, my new fav!  Use coupon code makeupbyrenren for 30% off your order at

Last but not least is my outfit!  I was looking for my dress for several weeks and ended up on this gorgeous Nicole Miller pick from Rent the Runway.  I don't typically wear this shade of blue but I love how it looks.  I think it was the perfect mix of sexy and classy to feel on point and fierce but still appropriate around my mom and the family.  I absolutely love renting dresses from Rent the Runway for special occasions such as my birthday, blogger events and weddings.  Use my referral code for $$$ off!  You won't regret it!

I hope you all enjoyed this makeup and outfit breakdown!  I need to make more of an effort to include my outfit shots in these blog posts.  Stay tuned for more!