Renee O.'s Blog
I was so excited about my recent 'LaceMask' makeup, that I just couldn't wait to share it with the Buzznet community! "Midnight Game" makeup artist Mercedes McCoy recently shared a few tips and tricks with me for a DIY dangerous high-fashion makeup. Chances are, you may already have all of the materials on hand that you need, too!
What You Need:
An old bra with lace accents that you're willing to tear up.
(OR) a pair of cheap new black lace panties (the bigger the better, you'll have more material to work with)
A pair of scissors
Cut out a half circle shape, big enough to cover your face from forehead to cheekbone
Using an eyeliner pencil, hold the cut out shape up to your face, and drag the pencil along the lace to mark the areas that you'll need to cut out to make room for your eyes
Using your scissors, cut two holes in your mask for your eyes.
Troubleshoot your mask by holding it back up to your face and making adjustments with your scissors where necessary.
When you've finally fine tuned your mask shape, use eyelash glue to dot across your forehead & adhere the top of your half circle shape as close to your hairline as possible
Working downward, dot glue across the bridge of your nose (don't use too much! easy does it!) and press your lace mask down into it to secure it.
Finally put drops of glue along the sides to secure it, along with a drop here and there where needed.
Ta-da you're done! Go on an adventure!
So I'm so excited to share that I'll definitely be at the "PETA2 Experience" this Saturday at PETA's new headquarters. The "PETA2 Experience" is everything you love animals and want to help make the world a safer and kinder world for them. All you have to do is register (its FREE) & show up Saturday for a crash-course in Animal Rights. They'll be free (AMAZING) vegan food from Native Foods, gift bags for the first 100 people in the door & lots of free info. They'll be celeb guest speakers like STEVE-O & yours truly, so don't be late! :) I'll be there to answer all of your questions about going veg! See you then!
Time: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
- Price: FREE!
- Look forward to:
- Talks and panels led by peta2 staff and superstar activists
- Celebrity guest speakers—Steve-O in L.A. and stay tuned for the Chicago announcement!
- A vegan cooking demonstration
- Free vegan food donated by Native Foods Café!
- Tons of free stickers, leaflets, and DVDs to take home
- peta2 merchandise available for donations
- The world's largest McCruelty protests (ShareLos Angeles and Chicago)
- Cruelty-free goodie bags for the first 100 people who walk in the door!
I first heard the band Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr on my favorite local radio station, KCRW. It was late in the evening and I was driving thru Griffith Park with my boyfriend and a remix of their song “Simple Girl” came on. We both pulled out our iPhones and ‘Shazam’-ed it (gotta love technology!) After downloading the duo’s album off of iTunes, I was really surprised how I couldn’t stop playing their tracks over and over. Their debut EP became a mainstay in my CD player and I couldn’t get enough. I was lucky enough to get an interview with member Joshua Epstein, days before their performance at SXSW...
Renee O: Who are your greatest musical influences? Who are your idols and why?
Joshua Epstein: The bands that made me want to be in a band were Pavement and Sunny Day Real Estate, but I was raised on Motown and Paul Simon. Currently my hero is Dr John. What a bad ass!
RO: Your debut album has been compared to works from the Beatles or The Beach Boys, what can we expect from you in the future?
JE: I think that we will always write songs that are melody centric, but the newer stuff we are working on is a little bit more deliberate and somber lyrically. I'm really excited about it.
RO: What is the songwriting process like for you?
JE: I write in my head and sing ideas into my iPhone. Then I start working them out on a classical guitar before recording a scratch version...and then deleting it eventually in favor of whatever direction we take it.
RO: What inspired you two to work together?
JE: I had always wanted to work with someone else who was fully capable of making a record alone. I heard Daniel's solo record and thought it would be a good fit. Luckily it was.
RO: You've been known to wear some pretty sick NASCAR uniforms in your videos. :) Who's idea was it to name the band after Dale Earnhardt Jr?
JE: We really never thought that anyone would hear the music we were making. When we realized that it was going to be released, we tried to quantify what our music sounded like and since it was so all over the place, the name just seemed to fit.
RO: The the delayed/parallel vocal effect coupled with the dry lead vocal track on the song 'Skeletons' is one of my favorite moments on your debut album. What songs are you most proud of?
JE: Skeletons is our favorite too. That song was recorded in a few hours and just wrote itself. I really can relate to those lyrics every single time I sing them.
RO: What's been you're greatest touring moment so far?
JE: Getting to play at big festivals has been a dream come true because you get to watch your favorite bands from behind the stage. Watching Radiohead at Bonnaroo is going to be amazing.
RO: What's playing on your iPod right now?
JE: Benoit and Sergio at the moment
RO: Who would you love to work with/tour with next?
JE: I really want to work with Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious and Slim from 112. We are trying to make that happen for the new record.
RO: What inspires you?
JE: Honestly, everything. Sometimes it's music, sometimes it's a great meal. When one is open, one is ready to receive.
xx Renee O.
So over the weekend I put together a couple ideas and called up a few friends after watching "Sh*t Girls Say" on youtube a few too many times. I just kept thinking, how funny would it be to do a version of that with all the snarky stuff you hear actresses saying in LA? Well, here's what came of that little idea... and disclaimer, these are NOT any of our opinions, we're just bein silly!!
The video stars a few of my Secret Life co-stars: @CamilleSimoine @theRealFrancia, @ItsSkylerShaye , @PoutyScouty (of Halloween fame) & @LaurenlSummers
Be sure to hit the like button on YouTube if we make you giggle!
xx Renee O.
Hey guys so my good friend Emily Lazar's band September Morning is about to release an awesome new album this March!! How gorgeous does she look in this album teaser?? Love her!
I love her style! Don't you agree?
Buzz this post if you're excited for the record!
Right now i'm in my closet-room listening to Serge Gainbourg's incredible record l'histoire de melody nelson.
i found some incredible music videos online that only made the epic lolita-esque tradegy come further to life. Check out these videos and see what i mean. My Own Rule has a fantastic library of the translated works of Mr. Gainsbourg, for those of you (like me) who arent exactly fluent in french. very sexy! Here's a link to my full l'histoire de melody nelson playlist here! Otherwise check out the videos below!
xx Renee O.
Hey guys! Check out all my favorite music in my Amoeba Music Adventure! Hands down, these are some of my favorites... Happy Holidays, boys and girls! xx Renee O
In case you missed it you can also watch my Amoeba Movie Adventure here!
Do you love Jazz as much as I do?
So this story starts when my boyfriend and I innocently dropped into a local Silverlake coffee spot a couple years ago for what we thought would be a couple double espressos to-go... (turns out we got a lot more) My boyfriend, having just gotten his first tattoo a few months prior, spotted a rad tattoo on the arm of one of the guys in line in front of us. Turns out he'd gotten the tattoo blocks away from a guy named 'Chris Breksa'... Couple blocks away, huh? Our curiosity got the best of us. Turns out this dude's place ends up being our go-to tattoo spot ever since. Their work is RIDICULOUS. Love it.
Check out the amazing work done by the guys over at Alchemy Tattoo & be sure to check out their FB page too!
xx Renee O.
Its the season of Christmas exhaustion & I've got a list of my favorite movies to unwind to this holiday season. Trust me nothin beats snugglin up with your hunny after a long day of holiday hell, grabbing some popcorn and watching one of these flicks. Hope you like! xx R
What are some of your favorite movies?