Hi Bellas,

Armed with my newborn, a tripod and camera, I attempted to film this popular video - day in the life with a new born.  I didn't have a camera man...there's no makeup and fancy editing, just a real day in the life with me and my little one.  I hope you enjoy it and see the real side of life with a new born.



Hi Bellas,

I filmed this Indian Bridal Makeup tutorial while I was preggars with the intention of uploading it during maternity leave, but I have no idea what happened to the video!  Oh well!  Here is the look I did.  This is actually perfect to wish you all a Happy Diwali!





Hi Bellas,

Now that Halloween month is over, it's back to regular makeup and then before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  In the meantime, I've been testing out a lot of new products.  It's hard getting a full face of makeup on with a newborn but when I do, I take pictures lol!  Here I am rocking the new Urban Decay Elements palette.  Check it out!


Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video in the Makeup Artist Series.  One of the hardest things to do for both makeup artists and makeup wearers is getting the right foundation match.  There are many variables from shade, to undertone to coverage and finish.  With this video I show you how to match any person no matter how light or dark, how young or old using my fail proof method.  Check it out!


Hi Bellas,

Time really flies.  Here is my one month post partum and baby update featuring baby Bella in the video.  Things have gotten a lot better, still sleepless nights but I'm recovering and feeling more emotionally stable.  I share with you my 1 month post baby bod as well as some post partum and baby must haves.  Check it out!



Hi Bellas,

Finally after 9 months of videos, the moment we've all been waiting for...my labor and delivery vlog! Welcome baby girl to the world and check out how my experience went delivering my first baby.  Thanks for your patience as I caught up with videos.  I'm so excited for you guys to finally see baby girl for the first time!  Check it out!



Hi Bellas,

I was putting on my last day of makeup at Industry Makeup Academy before I went on maternity leave and I wanted it to be good.  It was our student's graduation photoshoot so I put a little more effort into a beat face.  Luckily I got this last glam makeup in, because I checked into the hospital the next day!  I went for a traditional blacked out smokey eye but mixed it up with a hot pink in the crease.  Check it out!


Hi Bellas,

I'm so excited to share with you baby girl's nursery tour!  It's actually been done for a while, I just added a few touches from baby shower gifts but my family really put it together for us as a surprise after our babymoon.  The theme is blush, cream and gold with some personal touches like travel theme.


Hi Bellas,

I have some exciting news.  At Industry Makeup Academy we're expanding our Makeup Artist Professional Certification Course to include 60 Hour and 100 Hour certifications.  Our students have the choice to apply for the different courses based on requirements from certain brands to qualify for professional programs with the added bonus of more portfolio building.  Check out the new options below!


Hi Bellas,

I combined a list of everything I bought for post labor and delivery.  I spent a lot of time watching the advice of other mamas and expectant mama to be's and purchased all this in advance from either Amazon, Wal-Mart or my registry.  I was not playing when it came to pain management and after post partum care.  In case you haven't figured it out the baby is here already but I'm still catching up on videos I filmed pre baby...I'll be doing some heavy uploading so I can share my labor and delivery vlog next week!  Check out my new video on what I actually am currently using and what I could've saved some $$$ on.  Share your favorite postpartum items in the comments below!


Hi Bellas,

I'm finally back with another makeup video!  In this video I'm still very pregnant, and I got to show you an easy but pretty nude, chocolate brown look.  I also got to test out some new products which I really like.  This is a great daytime look that's quick and easy.  I also chat and catch up with you for about 30 minutes.  Check it out!


Hi Bellas,

I'm so excited to share this video with you.  I love packing videos and this is a good one.  This is what I packed in my Hospital bag for labor and delivery.  I did a ton of research and actually I think I did a pretty good job.  I've edited it after I gave birth to baby girl to show you what I actually used and didn't need.  Check it out!

Hi Bellas,

Baby girl is now officially considered full term according to my doctor so if she comes at any point off to the hospital we go!  In this bump date I share with you details on my hospital bag packing, my new thoughts on getting an epidural and how I'm spending these last few weeks prepping for her arrival.  Check it out!


Hi Bellas,

I'm super excited to show you the footage of my baby shower!  I took you with me the week of the shower to get ready, along with my professional hair and makeup as well as sharing the professional pics of my tropical themed shower.  My family and friends did an amazing job and I'm so happy to share this special day with you all!




Hi Bellas,

Can you believe that I'm 9 months pregnant!  Seriously, we are in the home stretch.  It was a big week...I'm nesting and shopping like crazy, preparing my home for baby girl.  I also had a big doctor's appointment this week where my doctor checks to see how dilated I am!  Check it out!



Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share some pictures from an Indian Bridal Makeup Trial I had a few weeks ago.  My client had already been to another artist but wanted something different.  She wanted her skin to feel as natural as possible and be pretty subtle with the makeup.  Check it out!


Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another look using one of my favorite new palettes from Urban Decay - Born to Run.  I challenged myself to do something different.  I played with color and came up with this gorgeous emerald halo eye and super nude lip combo.  I feel like this is something I would've worn when I first started my YouTube channel and I'm still feeling it today.  


Hi Bellas,

I'm back with my 33 Week Bump Date!  This was a big week for me.  Hubby and I took our hospital tour and mom came in town for my baby shower and to help get our nursery ready.  We also already got a huge hospital bill and the baby isn't even out yet!  Lots of fun updates, check it out!



Hi Bellas,

I'm excited to share pictures from a recent bridal makeover.  We went for a sexy vampy look last minute.  I always do a bridal trial in advance but I'm always prepared for any changes a bride wants to make.  In this case it was from a nude lip to a dark Burgundy lip.  Check it out!


Hi Bellas,

I'm back with my 31 week bump date!  Check my newest video on YouTube where I share some amazing resources I've found to start preparing me for labor.  This includes looking into natural labor and hypnobirthing.  Check it out!



Hi Bellas,

Happy Amazon Prime Day!  I thought I'd film a video showing you all of my most-loved purchased travel items on Amazon.  I went through the last two years of my orders to pull up my travel essentials.  Hopefully you can cop some deals on Amazon Prime Day.  Check out these items on https://www.Amazon.com/shop/RenelynThomas and sign up for your free 30 day Amazon prime trial at https://amzn.to/2NSNaSb



Hi Bellas,

A couple of weeks ago I taught a Makeup Class at Industry Makeup Academy - Indian Bridal Makeup.  I love working with my Southeast Asian Brides and I gave our students some tips for them to break into this market and turn out some fabulous makeup. Check it out!

Hi Bellas,

29 Week Bump date is up!  I share with you a quick update on the flood of contractions I experienced on the tale end of my babymoon and what my doctor had to say about it.  I'm now seeing my doctor every two weeks, it's getting real!  Check it out!

Hi Bellas,

Yay for another packing video!  This time around I'm showing you how I pack for my summer babymoon - a week in France, Monaco and Italy!  I tried to pack efficiently so my husband wouldn't have to lug around a bunch of luggage.  I also included some pregnancy travel must haves.  Check it out!



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