Sunday, July 31, 2011

Golden Coral Girl

Bonjour mes amis :))

Hope this post finds you in the best of spirits!! My spirits are rock solid as always, and can not be shaken no matter how hard anyone tries to rock the boat hehe... As some of you may know, my blog content (as well as other bloggers' content) has been stolen and though it's super lame, I'm making LAMEONADE and handling it the serious route. The spammer has been reported for abuse in areas of copyright infringement, impersonation and spam and I've done my best to contact other bloggers who have been affected by this. I'm also taking precautions and posting this at the end of every blog post, because I am copyrighted:

Maryam Maquillage © 2011-2012.

On to more positive news and my maquillage du jour, I'm finishing the month off with a fun, flirty daytime look perfect for tan summer skin plus some snippets from my life. Here's a preview ;)
and a quality up-close :)
Read more for pix of makeup, food, life & moi :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Nail Art: Ballet Fishnets

Salut mes amis!!

As some of you may know, I was the lucky winner of Yami's giveaway on her blog The Dark Side of Beauty. This week I received her package and was sooo thrilled to discover my prize: 8 beautifully packed nail polishes in total--7 tropical inspired polishes from Sinful Colors plus one gooorgeous color from OPI. I am dying to try all of them at once, so the next few of my nail posts will feature Yami's polishes.

Today, I created a simple nail art design using Easy Going from Sinful Colors as a base and Sally Hansen nail art pens in silver and black for the fishnets :)
Read more for pix, how-to and review :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Ni-hao mes amis!!

In today's post, I'm doing a review of two sets of lashes, sent to me by KKCenterHK. This company specializes in natural and synthetic lashes as well as wigs, nails, makeup and many more beauty related products. I received several pairs of upper and lower lashes and decided to come up with a cute / spunky look to suit these awesome falsies. Here's my colorful creation :)
Read more for reviews, details, pix, etc.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Salut mes amis and happy Sunday :))

Today's post is a throw-back makeup look I did a few weeks ago for a grungy outing in NYC's lower east side. Since I'm not much of a grunge girl (i. e. doc martens, band t-shirt, etc.) I usually stick true to my own style and add a bit of emphasis with my maquillage... but you knew that already. Grungy makeup is all about that "heroin chic" expressed by dark, sunken eyes, pale lips and a slightly greasy disheveled overall appearance. Here's my version (up close & personal w/ the eye) of a grungy / greasy smokey eye makeup look :))
Read on for info and pix of the rest of the face :))

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spring Breeze Pleez!

Salut mes amis!!!

If you're a New Yorker, there's only one thing on your mind right now: how to survive this record-breaking heat wave! I know I blab a lot about weather and the environment, but keep in mind; it is very relevant to beauty, fashion, makeup, etc. On days like today (dangerous heat index of 107° F / 41° C), I try to limit my outdoor exposure time and chill at home, under my AC. Unfortunately, today wasn't one of those days as I was forced to travel to class and back in the unbearable heat. As soon as I got home though, I cranked my air-conditioner and was inspired to remind myself of those breezy spring days I'm so longing for right now. Here's my little reminder :)
In other news, do check out my Purrfect Cat Eye guest post on Lilit's blog Makeup-and-Macaroons and follow her, if you haven't done so already. Beautiful Lilit is from the land down under and I'm so jealous b/c it's winter in Australia!!! :p

As always, read more for details :))

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TANgerine plus Green

Salut mes belles!!

I'm running out the door for a rather long day, so I'll keep this post short and sweet. Here's another makeup / accessories idea to make the most of your TANerrific summer glow :))

  • My TANgerine lippie is L'Oréal HIP in Precarious
  • My green rings are silver and malachite (left) and silver and green turquoise, both from España
  • My coral earrings are Indian-made, purchased in Russia 

Read more for details :))

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Bonjour mes amis and happy Sunday!

Since summer is my favorite season and bronzing on the beach is one of my favorite summer activities, the next few posts will feature my favorite makeup looks perfect for that tan-errific skin. Do keep in mind that I'm a big advocate of sticking to moderation, so please be reasonable when tanning and do not overexpose yourself to the harmful sun rays, especially if you're fair skinned. Remember, a little vitamin D goes a long way and so does a lot of SPF :))) Now, on to the maquillage!

Gold-n-Glowing: yellow gold on the eyes, rose gold on the lips... who said metals can't be mix-n-matched?
Read more if you like what you see :))

Thursday, July 14, 2011

French Braided for Bastille Day!!

Joyeux le Quatorze Juillet mes amis Français!!!

BASTILLE DAY is a French national holiday, and though I'm not exactly Française, I'll be celebrating anyway because after living in Paris for some time, the French culture has become a big part of my life that I just can't escape & nor do I want to!! To commemorate the big day, I'll be spending the evening with my beau, a couple bouteilles du vin, some escargot, paté, fromage and a game of pétanque at our local French hot spot. Our dinner is in a couple of hours, so before I sortie (go out), I want to write a quick post showing the Frenchies some love. So, Viva la France!!!

INSPIRATION: Here's Miss Amelie herself, the gorgeous Audrey Tautou, who was my muse for this French-inspired beauty / hair post. I love just about everything about this photo -- from the quirkiness of her smile to the flawless natural makeup to the cute French braided up-do. Though the hairstyle isn't quite what we Americans consider a "French braid", it still captures it's whimsical and romantic essence.

FRENCH BRAID: I don't know why the French braid is referred to as "French" (in France, it is actually called an African braid--plait Africaine), but since the title stuck, I'll just refer to it as that. I personally really suck at braiding and anything hair-related for that matter (hence my lack of hair posts), but I really wish I had the talent and finger coordination to create some of the masterpieces that are so in right now. I searched google images for pictures of French braids and got tons of results of celebrities and models rocking this beautiful hairstyle. Check out some of my favorites and let me know what you think of the French braid. How many of you are this skilled and if so, please tell me how you do it, cuz YouTube has not been very helpful... haha :)))

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Solstice Nails

Salut mes amis!!!

As you can tell by my pic, today's quickie post is a weekly update on my nails. After nearly 2 weeks of wearing the awesome Sally Hansen Kitty Kitty nail strips, I got a little tired of prints and wanted to go with a solid color on my nails (though I couldn't resist decorating my pinky nail). To celebrate SuMmEr, my favorite season, I went with a bright, neon coral-orange color because it reminds me of summer fun on the beach. The nail polish I'm wearing is Quirius nail lacquer in Sunshine Energy and I absolutely love it on short squared nails and tan skin. I mean, they can see me wavin' from a mile away :)))
Click 'Read More' for more pix :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Eartha Woods

Hello Lazy Monday...

I'm feeling very earthy today and what better way to bring this feeling to life than with rich earth tone eyeshadows, natural disheveled hair, and funky-chunky wooden & leather jewelry. This is how Maryam Maquillage does it, "Eartha Woods" style ;)))
Read more if you like this look :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stars, Stripes, Leopard & Kiddies

Bonjour mes amis!!!

As promised, here's an update post about my past two weeks :)) In this post, you'll find:

  • my Kitty Kitty Claws (leopard Sally Hansen nail strips) not 10, but 12 days later!
  • my Proud Americana July 4th maquillage, up close and personal
  • pix of my bro, sis, besties and the cutest newest baby ever :)))

Preview: Starry Eyes for the Fourth 
Read more for more pix and things :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Doll Up Anything

Salut les filles!!!

Hope this post finds you happy and healthy :) Today's maquillage du jour is my quick fix to a lazy makeup job and/or a bland outfit. Ya know, for those days when you overslept and threw on yesterday's clothes... or for the day you just didn't feel like stylin' yourself but had to drag your butt out the door to face the world :) Here's my remedy:
Read on for info, pix, raves, etc. ;)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Proud Americana!

Happy 4th y'aaall!!! 

I'm off to see the fireworks in my awesomely Americana outfit -- cuz I'm proud to be an American!! Woot Woot!!!


Maryam Maquillage
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