If you don't already know who I am, I guess you stumbled upon this blog looking for a specific circle lens, or something a long those lines. Thanks for taking your time to read this section still. Im Rena♥ and if you couldn't already tell by my posts, I love photography and videography. This is simply a place where I vent out my feelings and show you behind the scene photos and sometimes footage from my videos. I always reply to emails! So if you have any questions please go to my contact section.
Filmed, edited and posted in 12 hours! This is record time for me, considering it usually takes me 5+ hours to edit one video. I've been having a horrible time sleeping so I just decided to film this night.
My new filming schedule is on Wednesdays and Saturdays~
So here is my Saturday upload for this week!
Makeup Forever Primer
Lioele Blooming Pearl Primer
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion(Apricot Beige)
MemeBox Im Lip & Cheek
The Face Shop Blush
Hourglass The Edit Palette (Top 3 Shades)
MemeBox Cream Shadow #03
Makeup Forever 15 Artist Palette
MemeBox Pony Palette
NYX BEL06 Liquid Liner
NYX Gel Liner Black
NYX Skinny Mascara
Makeup Forever False Lashes N404
NYX Macaron Lipstick Black
PinkyParadise Eclipse Grey
POSTED BY Rena Le ON Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 10:09 PM
I took advantage of a sale that Colourpop had during Labor Day and tried out a bunch of the beautiful Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks. Being completely honest, I expected a decent product and nothing amazing, but these completely exceeded my expectations. These were packaged in a white box with a lot of styrofoam pieces all around to protect the darling boxes.
Liquid lipsticks tend to be drying but these fare quite well if you hydrate your lips prior to application.I've only used some of the shades, but I noticed the nude shades were more "crackly" and dryer in comparison to the brighter colors. I prefer using a brush to make crisp lines, and Im glad I did. These liquid lipsticks are easily to mess up, so if you're new to them, I would keep a small brush and come concealer nearby just in case.
Above photo is "Mars"
Below photo is "Trap"
*This is all dependent on the shade*
For the price of $6.00 a piece, they are definitely worth the inexpensive cost. I hope they release new darker fall colors because I would snatch those right up!
POSTED BY Rena Le ON Sunday, October 4, 2015 @ 10:17 PM
takes so much work. I've been moving around and organizing everything and its been quite a time consuming activity. If you follow me on my Instagram, then you've seen some of these photos.
I'll hopefully be uploading an updated makeup collection video within a month or two.
Why are acrylic makeup cases so expensive? Online these cases sell for $20 or more. The 5 tier one I wanted costs around $75. I feel like that money could just go towards more makeup, so I never wanna splurge on it.
I officially have a rainbow makeup drawer! This took so long to organize and put into the correct position. All the makeup I have in the center are products I use on a daily basis or need to test out for reviews.
The new Mac Giambattista Valli lipsticks were released on July 8th. I managed to pick up 4 of the colors at the Florida Mall. I honestly only wanted 4 of them, but now I want the last one to complete the collection. I actually haven't purchased any Mac Cosmetics products in a few years, but this particular release caught my eye. The packaging and colors were just on point. My favorite from the line is Margherita, a coral orange shade.
I posted up a new makeup tutorial today! If you haven't watched it, go check it out here-
For our fifth year anniversary I decided to get the Disney Annual passes since we loved going during the Maker Studios YouTube conference a few months ago. So on Tuesday after my Dentist appointment we set off to Disney! Surprisingly its only 30 minutes away from our houses (we live really close to each other). When I was a child I thought it was at least 2 hours away. I guess time just feels longer when I was younger. With each annual pass card holder, a magic band is free. Since we had grey and pink bands already, I opted for the red and orange ones since they're so dang vibrant and eye-catching in person.
As a quick side note, we went directly to a ticket booth at Disney and purchased the tickets but the magic bands were not given until about 4 days later in the mail.
First stop was of course Sleepy Hollow (Magic Kingdom) & I had to get the yummy Sweet & Spicy Chicken and Waffles. I swear any food that Melissa recommends me, I almost always fall in love with.
The next pick was Gaston's Tavern (Magic Kingdom). This fluffy drink is called Le Fou's Brew. That foam at the top is supposed to be mango flavored but after a while it resembles soap. LOL.
Currently at Epcot it is the Flower & Garden Festival. Around the countries there are booths with limited time foods. I noticed a lot of them were already pre-made and were ready to eat. The top photo is of the Osaka Salmon Sushifrom Hanami. Its basically Salmon nigiri with 3 different sauces on top. The fish was decent, however it was drenched in a ton of sauces. The lower photo is the Seafood Ceviche-Shrimp, Scallops & Grouper with Mango and Avocado. This was tiny and again it was mediocre. The scallops and shrimp were quite chewy and meh.
Throughout the park there is tons of flower statues of Disney characters! Everything was decorated beautifully and definitely worth going.
I have such a cute bf. XD
POSTED BY Rena Le ON Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 10:17 PM
For the past week I've been testing out the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Foundation. This particular formula is light weight and gives amazing coverage with just a teeny amount. The foundation doesn't look caked on, or have any build-up around the nose. I love using a wet beauty sponge to achieve medium coverage, but on those nights I want extra full coverage I use a foundation brush. When I first went to get my color tested by the Estée Lauder beauty consultant, she removed a patch of my current foundation from the side of my face. Then matched me with three different shades using the iMatch system, we picked out the color 1W1 Bone. This is one of the lightest shades in the line and paired identical to my skin tone.
One of the tips I always recommend is applying a light moisturizer as well as a primer before applying foundation. My skin is extremely sensitive to many products, so I was extremely happy to not have any issues with breaking out after using this foundation. This product is of course fragrance-free as well as non-acnegenic. So if you have a scent allergy like me, this is a foundation you need to try out!
The only issue I have with the Double Wear Foundation is that there is no pump. Since I only need a tiny amount to cover my entire face, its a bit hard to get out only a little of the needed product. Especially with the formula being a bit viscous, there are times when too much can come out. One of the questions many people wonder about is, "does the foundation transfer?" I patted my face with my shirt and nothing transferred but when I swiped, it would transfer (what foundation wouldn't though?). Once the foundation sets it doesn't really budge, but I always apply a setting powder on top just in case.
This photo is without any face makeup on.
I already have a bit of mascara and eyeliner on my eyes, but my face is absolutely bare (no moisturizer, primer either). As you can see, I have uneven skin tone, redness around my nose, and discoloration around my eyes.
Then... tadah! My skin is even and all the redness is gone. This is with one layer of foundation and no concealer. I did apply moisturizer and a regular primer though. I would say this is about medium coverage but it is able to be build-able to full coverage. Personally I would only do full coverage during special events like a night out or a Birthday celebration where lots of photos will be taken.
Last image is with all my makeup on. I didn't even need to apply concealer because the foundation covered so well. Even by the end of the night my foundation still didn't budge and gave the same flawless coverage like when I first applied it. My blush and highlight was still visible on my cheeks and the areas around my nose and mouth were all still covered. When I'm wearing this foundation it makes me feel secure enough to not have to check the mirror every few hours to see if my skin has red spots showing through.Even my holy grail foundation starts to become blotchy after the 6 hour mark, so I was definitely impressed with the Double Wear product.
Estée Lauder's beautiful signature gold and deep blue packaging stays elegant through out all these years. When I purchased the Double Wear Foundation, I was gifted an adorable goody bag filled with creams and other various Estée Lauder products. The eye creams and skin items will be given to my mom, since she absolutely loves the skin care line.
The Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Foundation has 30 different shades all with cool, warm, or neutral undertones that are perfect for everyone. I can definitely understand how there are tons of people raving about this foundation now.
Huge thanks to Estée Lauder and Condé Nast for the complementary foundation to test out and review! This foundation will definitely be appearing on my next week's makeup tutorial!
POSTED BY Rena Le ON Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 12:18 PM
I've previously tried the Princess Pinky Eclipse Brown lenses and have completely fallen in love. So for my next pair I decided to get the Grey version. These are beautiful on dark eyes since they are so opaque. I know a lot of people look for that "halo" effect that some circle lens give, and if you're one of those people then this is the lens for you. Even when Im looking straight ahead the pattern gives off a "halo" effect. It makes my eyes look glossy and bright.
This is an unedited screenshot from my video (below). If you watch my Ulzzang Inspired Everyday Makeup tutorial you can see how gorgeous these lenses look. I woulnd't wear this particualr grey pair without makeup though. Since the size is a bit larger than most, makeup (eyeliner at least) would help make the eyes look defined and not alien-like.
If you order from PinkyParadise they include an adorable Macaron case with each circle lens purchase!
PinkyParadise: Use "Syntheticcdoll" for a mystery gift with purchase!
POSTED BY Rena Le ON Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 7:08 PM
I've been recently seeing a burst of subscription services for food boxes. Not just regular snack boxes, but actual - Meat & Veggies at your door kinda thing. It was unique, weird, and different enough that it piqued my interest. There were three brands that are currently the most popular which are Blue Apron, Plated, & HelloFresh. I was contemplating getting Plated since they had such a good deal for new customers - $24 for 3 meals/2 people. However I hadn't seen many reviews for their company and the menu wasn't too appealing to me. It is however the cheapest option out of the three companies I listed. After watching countless YouTube reviews and reading dozens of blog posts I decided on what seems to be the top rated one of the three- HelloFresh. I've noticed that a lot of those who tried the food subscription services end up loving HelloFresh more.
Here is a code for $40 off your First order of HelloFresh.
If you do end up using this code your total should end up around $29 for your very first order. Which IMO pretty inexpensive for 3 meals/2 people. I just ordered my first box (Not sponsored), so Ill update this once I receive my order.
POSTED BY Rena Le ON Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 9:45 PM