Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Pink Lemonade" Summer Makeup & OOTD

Hey beauties!! Here's a little recap of what I wore last week for Sunday brunch. This look was inspired by one of my old looks from when I first started blogging and looking back I'm almost shocked at how much my makeup skills have improved since then lol... I decided to modernize the makeup by adding a stronger gradient and a fiercer wing, also pairing it with a current nude lip and highlighted skin.

Read more for deets, pix & OOTD!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Summer Sparkle" VIDEO TUTORIAL & OOTD

Hi girls, it's been a gloomy few days in NYC, so Lee and I have been locked up at home working on our latest video tutorial. We finished just in time and we're really proud of this one. The look is girly, sparkly and sunny -- great for a daytime summer event where you want to look a bit more than every day. I call it "Summer Sparkle" and I used mostly Motives to create this festive, easy makeup look. 

P. S. For those of you who prefer pictorial tutorials, we've got you covered!! Read below!

Read more for VIDEO, step-by-step & more!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Mod-n-Modern" Makeup & Summer Style

Hey beauties!! It's Sunday and I'm getting prepared for a busy week ahead. I wasn't planning on sharing this look, but I quite like how it turned out and think it's quite different from the rest. So I said, "hey why not?!" and Voila! Here's to trying something new :) 

Read more for pix & OOTD!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My July Fourth + OOTD / Makeup

Hey beauties, hope you all had a fab fourth of July and are continuing with a great week!! My fourth was spent on a boat with some of my favorite people, Loren & JR Ridinger and friends. Here are a few snippets, plus a bonus OOTD & Motives makeup look :)

Read more for more pix!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Makeup 101: Cat Eye & Brows

Hey my beauties! Today, I'm keeping it simple focusing on the basics or the 101's of makeup application: cat eye liner and brows. These are some of my most requested topics and tutorials, so let's jump on it and learn how it's done, shall we?

Read more below!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red, White & Blue: Patriotic Mani / Pedi

Hey beauties, Happy July! Today's red, white & blue mani & pedi combo is pretty self-explanatory and is right on time for July 4th, Independence Day. I'm wearing Incoco nail polish appliqués in "Independence Day" and "American Girl" (white with stars) on my nails and the latter one on my toes.

Check out my Patriotic Pedi below :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mint & Purple Smokey + Summer Outfit

Hey beauties!! I'm in the mood for color, and today I'm bringing back one of my favorite color combos, mint + purple, plus a step-by-step tutorial to help you achieve this look. I drew my inspiration from "Peacocky" -- one of the first looks I posted on my blog back in 2011, but I'm reinventing it using Motives Cosmetics and a fresh take on smokey eyes. I'm also including an "outfit of the day" to show you how I paired this vibrant makeup with my wardrobe.

Read more for TUTORIAL, OOTD & more pix :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"Olive Green" Smokey: Jason Wu for Lancome

Salut mes belles!! It's Tutorial-Tuesday and I've got a goodie prepared for you! As you know, I'm thoroughly obsessed with the latest Jason Wu for Lancome summer collection and today is my second JW tutorial installment (see first here) featuring the "Disco" palette -- a shimmery olive toned palette suitable for summertime smokey eyes. The great thing about this color combo is that it's totally versatile and can be dressed up or down for any occasion. In this post, I'm keeping it low-key and pairing the makeup with a casual "outfit of the day".

Read more for tutorial, OOTD & more!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Jason Wu for Lancome Smokey Eye VIDEO TUTORIAL!

Bonjour mes belles!! It's a beautiful day and I'm starting my weekend early en route to Southampton for a beauty event (pics coming up!). This week was a toughie, but I pulled through and together with Lee, prepared a YouTube video tutorial for you guys, just in time for your weekend celebrations. The look is edgy, smoldering and is centered around purple eyeshadow -- a great choice for a date or a night out and a perfect match for any sultry weekend outfit. 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Nails: Tiger Print + Greek Pattern

Hello beauties! It's Mani-Monday and I couldn't be more excited! I finally got a chance to wind down and enjoy one of my favorite activities of all time: nail painting. Sure, I paint my nails every week, but this week, I am thoroughly obsessed with my funky fresh, mixed patterns hand-painted nail design. I wanted to tackle this otherwise Halloween-y color combo and approach it in a fun, summery way, so I went for tiger stripes in French and full styles, plus a Greek key pattern to offset the animal print. I really love the outcome and can't to pair it with different makeup looks throughout the week :)

Read more for tips, products & deets!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tropical Dress & Summer Makeup

Hello beauties!! Today's post is a breezy, party-ready OOTD (outfit of the day) and makeup look focusing on my fave trend of the season: Tropical prints & pops of color. I wore this look just the other day to a beauty outing in NYC and it was a major success!! Check out the deets below!

Read more for outfit & makeup details

Monday, June 9, 2014

Wedding Season: Bridal Mani & Pedi

Hey darlings! June is here, which means it's wedding season galore! For today's Mani-Monday post, I've put together a quick and easy bridal mani & pedi for all you brides-to-be, as well as for bridesmaids, wedding guests or lovers of white nail polish. White is perfect for the summer months and makes the skin look tan, clean and healthy!

Read more for deets, pix & pedi :)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Summer Makeup: Blue Lashes

Hi dolls!! Warm weather is finally here, sort of, and it's my favorite time of the year to experiment with color. Today, I'm whipping out my electric blue mascara and pairing it with a simple cat eye smokey to bring all attention to my peepers. Blue lashes are über fresh, flirty and attention grabbing, plus, it's a quick and easy idea for adding that summer-ready pop of color to your makeup routine! For this eye look, all you'll need is a bright blue mascara, a few neutral eyeshadows (ELEMENT Palette), and a jet black liner. Easy, different and totally eye-catching :) 

Read more for the tutorial & Bonus: OOTD!

Monday, June 2, 2014

"Prom Perfect" VIDEO TUTORIAL with NAKED 3

Hello Beauties!! The day is here and I've got a new video tutorial up on my YouTube channel. I've put together a simple, fresh look using the Naked 3 palettes and some glitter, so it's great for all you Prom Princesses or lovers of the Naked series. This look is suitable for any occasion and I really hope you try it -- it's one of my favorite videos / looks to date! :)

Read more for VIDEO tutorial & More Pix!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer Makeup: The "Mermaid" Turquoise

Hello my darlings!! This week has been filled with activities and lots of meetings and I've been so busy, I haven't had a chance to put together a new look. However, in honor of Throwback Thursday aka #TBT, I'm bringing back an oldie, but a goodie, just in time for the summer and the annual Coney Island mermaid parade for all my NY peeps. This look is part wearable part fantasy and it's sure to turn the heads of all makeup freaks and mermaid fanatics. Plus, it's easier than in looks!!

Read more for tutorial!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hello Summer! Pink & Nude Makeup & Outfit

Hello gawjus!! Every summer, I go out and buy myself a pair of pink bottoms -- there's just something so fun and flirty about hot pink cigarette pants or a flouncy magenta skirt -- it makes me feel über girly and stylish!! This season, I'm keeping up with my tradition with these vibrant linen crop pants from Asos. I love these so much that I'm using them as my inspiration for today's outfit post and makeup look. It's a great little number for welcoming the summer with the long weekend!!

Read on for makeup tips, deets & more pix!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Ocean Waves" Artistic French Nail Art

Hello darlings!! It's only Tuesday, but my week has already been too long haha, good thing I'm working on new and exciting projects that I can't wait to share! For now, here's my moment of zen aka my nail art of the week using Blue Lagoon nail polish from my own nail polish collection for Nailtini's The Lacquer Cabinet and a few Nubar nail art pens from HB Beauty Bar.

Check out my inspiration below

Thursday, May 15, 2014

"Peaches-n-Cream" Spring Makeup & Outfit

Salut mes belles!! Today's post is an all-inclusive, featuring a Spring OOTD (outfit of the day) and a fab makeup to match, plus a step-by-step tutorial to help you achieve this look. I've gotten a few requests for colorful makeup looks, and this one was inspired by none other than Spring flowers. I'm using my fave Motives Cosmetics for the face and incorporating a few of my favorite Spring pieces from my go-to shopping spots to complete the outfit. 

Read on for deets, pix & Tutorial!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Maryam Maquillage for Nailtini: Prom-Perfect Nail Art

Hi guys!! Exciting news!! I've teamed up with Nailtini The Lacquer Cabinet to bring you my first ever nail polish collection. This collaboration took place almost a year ago and was curated and mixed last August, after my adventurous trip to Southeast Asia, which ended up inspiring the vibrant colors and textures of these polishes. I'm really proud of this collection and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!! 

For this post, I used two shades from my collection and put together two colorful designs just in time for Prom Season. I'm keeping it "pretty in pink" on the nails and totally bedazzled on the toes, bringing you this fun & youthful mani-pedi nail art combo. 

Read more for pix, deets & how-to's!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"City Smokey" Makeup with Wayne Goss, The Eye Set

Hello beauties! Wayne Goss is at it again, this time, bringing us his amazing eye brush collection, The Eye Set. If you've read my RAVE review on The Face Set, you may be surprised that I'm even more excited about this set. Truth is, these eye brushes are so smart and expertly-made that they truly cut the eye makeup time in half, making that intimidating smokey eye an easy-peasy, every day staple. 

Read on for my FULL review, Tutorial, and a bonus OOTD below!!
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