Monday, September 19, 2016

Tech Neck & Skin Care for Neck

Hey beauties! If you're anything like me and tend to spend a lot of time on your phone and lap top, you might have noticed the formation of lines and wrinkles around your neck (like I have). Did you know that these lines are in part caused by the constant scrunching and folding of the neck while slouching over your gadgets? This condition is actually called tech neck and is something that our parents never had to deal with when they were younger. Lucky for us, there's now amazing skin care targeted specifically for the neck area to take care of this issue and help prevent further damage. Check out the video below where I show you three of my favorite neck creams from StriVectin and test one of them for 6 months. Check out my results and thanks for reading

Video below the break

Friday, May 6, 2016

Skin Care for Makeup: Erborian Liquid Lotions

Hey beauties! Today, I wanted to share with you my new favorite collection of liquid lotions from Erborian, a French-Korean fusion skin care line. You've seen me talk about Erborian in several of my YouTube videos, and I particularly love this line for its multi-benefit purposes and the way the products work hand-in-hand with makeup. These lotions are very versatile and can be used throughout the day for various skin needs, so I made a little "Day In The Life" video tutorial showcasing some of my favorite ways to use them. Check out the video and some details on the products below the break!

 Erborian review & tutorial below

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hair Hacks: Thicker Hairline + Fuller Ponytail

Hey beauty lovers of the world! I told y'all last week I'm BACK!! Today's post is a goodie that I've been wanting to share for so long, but been a bit hesitant chicken about it... Anyway, I finally decided to "let it rip" and created a video showcasing two of my favorite hair techniques, popularly dubbed as hacks, to make your ponytail appear fuller and your hairline appear thicker. This is a good one, trust me... Once you're hooked, you'll never go back. You're welcome :)

Details & Video Tutorial after the jump

Monday, April 18, 2016

Peach Makeup for Prom or Spring + Confessional

Hey my loves! Back on the blog again with this springy, peachy prom look. Before I get to the look, I've got something that's been pressing me for some time now that I need to get off my chest. So here goes... 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

I'm Back! | My Brow Routine VIDEO Tutorial

Hi guys!! It's been a long time since my last post and I am officially embarrassed. Things have been absolutely insane on our end between traveling and projects, so it's been tough finding the time for blogging. In good news, my social media channels like IG, Snapchat (MaryamNYC) & FB are updated daily and my YouTube channel is steadily growing. Woot Woot!! With that said, I'm going to make an honest effort to revive my blog and get back into the swing of things. There are far too many of you who prefer to read blogs while you're at work... ahem, on your break... and I can't possibly ignore that. I hope you enjoy this post and my current, updated, go-to brow routine. Let me know what you think and feel free to give me any suggestions on videos, blog posts, looks, etc. I love you guys!!

Products deets below the break...

Friday, December 4, 2015

My 5 minute "No Makeup" Makeup VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hey guys! Long time no speak :) In today's post and VIDEO tutorial I'm featuring my 5 minute makeup routine aka my "No Makeup" Makeup. Who has hours to spend on heavy dramatic makeup anyway? In this video, I have a clock countdown to show you that all you need is 5 minutes to get yourself ready to face the world. This routine was filmed in 1 take, no edits, so you know it's possible! The "no makeup" look is perfect for students, moms and busy women on the go and I hope you find it useful. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel and read below how you can get a FREE full size sample of Erborian CC Cream that I'm featuring in the video!

Read more for Tutorial, Products & FREE full size product

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

You're Invited: My Meet-n-Greet + HUGE GIVEAWAY

!!ATTENTION & SAVE THE DATE!! My Birthday is this Friday, October 23, and I invite you all to join me, Lancome and Cosmopolitan magazine for my first OFFICIAL Meet-n-Greet + Birthday Bash at Sephora Meatpacking in NYC!!! I'm so excited and nervous and I can't wait to meet and hug you!!! Here's what you can expect:
  • Meet & Party with me*
  • Get one of my three special looks recreated on you! (watch sneak peek below)
  • Giveaways every hour + prizes
  • DJ Jon Blak spinning the latest
  • Selfies, hugs, photobooth & much more!

My meet-n-greet starts at 6 pm, but the party starts at 12 noon, so be sure to get there early to reserve your spot!
* with any Lancome purchase

WATCH my Official Announcement Below

Monday, October 12, 2015

Erborian Skin Care Review + GIVEAWAY

Bonjour mes amis! Happy Monday! With the changing of the seasons, I find my skin in need of extra hydration and TLC, so I'm reaching for products that are more herbal in their base and more soothing / medicinal in their purpose. As a lover of quality and luxury, I'm also lusting for great texture and multi-purpose benefits in straight-forward products that truly work at targeting my skin concerns. A few months ago, I discovered Erborian, a unique French-Korean fusion skin care line that is founded on the principles of traditional Korean herbology and merges them with high-tech French cosmetic engineering. Since then, it's been a love affair made in Euro-Asian skin care heaven -- not only does Erborian stroke my Eurasian soul, but it's also proven to be extremely comforting to my semi-problematic skin type. Read on for my full review of Erborian's Bamboo Waterlock Mask and be sure to enter into my giveaway to win your own Bamboo Range of Erborian products!

Read more for review & giveaway!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Summer Beauty: Classic Cat Eye + Red Lip

Hello dolls! Today's video post is my final installment of the Chloe Summer Beauty series, looks inspired by wine. This glamorous look was paired with my favorite Chloe wine, the Pinot Noir, and is best suited for evening occasions, a cocktail party, a soirée, or a gallery opening. Check out the video below and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Pics, video tutorial, & products lists below:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nautical Nails & Toes!

Hey beauties! If you think this nail art looks familiar, you're correct! This weeks "Pin-Up" Nautical theme was inspired by my "I Heart My Sailor" Nail Art from two years ago. This time, instead of hand painting, I'm using a few various nail polish appliqués and taking the design a bit further. I rarely match my nails to my pedi, but this summery Sailor theme was too cute to pass by, so I also implemented it in dressing up my toesies. Check out my pedi and my inspiration below the break and let me know which version of this design you like the most!

Read more for details & more pix

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Summer Night Soirée Makeup & Style

Hello my beauties! Today's post is the third installment to my Chloe Summer Beauty collab with Chloe Wine and this look is inspired by Chloe's rich, elegant and complex Red 249. This intense smokey eye and red lip combo is perfect for a summer night soirée and is designed to complement any LBD and soft wavy updo. I'm taking this look to an upscale Gala, where would you wear it to?

Read more for details, products and how-to's:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gold Smokey Eye VIDEO Tutorial

Hey guys! Excuse my lack of posts as of late, I just got back from LA (pictures post to come) and am desperately trying to catch up on my emails, projects and postings. Good news -- there's a new video tutorial on my YouTube channel (be sure to subscribe if you aren't already) -- and it features this versatile Golden Smokey Eye look + glossy lips combo. Please leave me a comment on my video and let me know what you want to see next! Check out the products list below after the break :)

Let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Easy Contouring Tutorial + VIDEO

Hello my darlings and Happy Tutorial-Tuesday!! Here is the third installment to my Beauty Debunked series in partnership with L'Oréal Paris USA and it's that coveted one you've all been waiting for ::drumroll:: Contouring!! I've simplified the process in an effort to show you the easiest and fastest method possible and the best part is that you can get all these products at the drugstore!! Hope you enjoy this quick, easy video and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel :)

WATCH Video below & check out more pix!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Inspo: "Park Side Picnic" Makeup & Tutorial

Hello my beauties and Happy Saturday!! What are your summer weekend plans? Are you heading to any garden soirées, picnics in the park or beach side bonfires? Today's look and video tutorial were prepared just for that. I took my go-to makeup look (cat eye + bright lips) and summer-proofed it to fit in with some of the season's most popular outdoor celebrations. This look was inspired by Chloe Wine Pinot Grigio (my favorite for a park-side picnic) and is the second installment of my Chloe Summer Beauty collab with Chloe Wine

Read more for VIDEO, Products, tips & deets

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How-To: Master the DIY Blowout

Hi beauties! As you may recall, a few months ago I joined forces with L'Oréal Paris USA to film a series of "Beauty Debunked" videos, alongside my dear friend Teni Panosian. The purpose of these short videos was to reinterpret popular beauty tricks and make them easy and accessible to everyone. Here's the second video in the series (see first here), and one that every woman should master: How-To get the perfect at-home blowout. Check out the video below and remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel!!

Deets & more pix below:

Monday, June 15, 2015

"Summer Nights" Makeup Tutorial

Hey beauties!! This post is self explanatory: there's a NEW video on my YouTube channel, featuring this gorgeous purple eye look. Make sure you're subscribed to my channel and give me a like on this video if you love me :) Enjoy!!

Products are listed below:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Style: Kaftans & Corals

Quick post today beauties, just wanted to share my latest obsession for Asa Kaftans "Lagos" kaftan-dress, designed by my amazing friend Asa Soltan. Asa picked the perfect high and low trendy style and the most luxurious snakeskin pattern, and this combo made the dress so versatile and flattering. Not only is it the perfect glamorous cover-up for the beach, but it's also just a stunning piece that can dress up any hot summer night when worn with heels. The best part is that the kaftan takes minimal styling since it's already such a statement piece. Just add your favorite coral lipstick or nails and you're good to go!

Check out my nails of the week below:

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Wine Inspo: Chardonnay Coastal Beauty

Hey beauties! If you follow me on Snapchat, you've probably witnessed some of my ritualistic wine twirls, tastings and sips as a reward after a long production day. I admit, I do love to unwind avec un verre -- who doesn't? -- and find it so relaxing after work. Ever so often, Lee and I get to enjoy a bit of business with pleasure when wine and work cross paths. Today is one of those lucky days and I'm so excited to introduce my love for wine to my beauty blogging venture. Before I tell you about my summer special wine collab, let me take it back and explain why this is so up my alley!

My love affair for the beauty of wine started a few years ago when I spent some time living in Paris. I began to appreciate it not just for its taste or the good times, but also for the intricacies of wine making and pairing, not to mention the story that it told. Each wine has its own mood and attitude that can be interpreted through art, beauty and fashion. Today, I'm thrilled to announce my Summer Beauty collab with Chloe Wine, probably my most fun-filled collab to date! For the next few summer months, I'll be creating makeup looks, sharing outfits and video tutorials inspired by some of my favorite Chloe wines and today's post is the first look from the series, a coastal take on beauty and fashion, inspired by Chardonnay.

Read more for details, tips & pics

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Tribal Lace" Summer Nail Art

Hey guys! Here's today's quick nail art post for Mani-Monday -- I call it "Tribal Lace". I hand-painted this design late last night while snapping away the steps on my Snapchat: MaryamNYC, and I even implemented a couple of ideas that some of you sent me during my painting session. So I guess you can call this one a collaborative / interactive effort :) Thanks to everyone who participated, you guys are super awesome!!

Check out the deets below:

Friday, May 29, 2015

How-to: Wear Camouflage

Hi guys! Today's post is a quick fashion how-to. If you follow me on Social (IG, FB, Snapchat), then you know I've been obsessing with anything and everything camouflage. This army print has been a go-to of mine since I was about 12 years old and it still works every time I want to toughen up an outfit. There are so many ways to approach it, so here are my three latest ensembles (with makeup looks to match). Let me know which one is your favorite and which one would you wear?!

Check out the details and see more pix below
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